Denmark’s Role in the Second World War—with Sarah Sundin

Denmark’s Role in the Second World War—with Sarah Sundin


Today’s episode features an interview with Sarah Sundin about her newest book, The Sound of Light.

From the publisher (Revell): Sarah Sundin’s name has become synonymous with her captivating and historically accurate World War II novels. In a recent starred review of Until Leaves Fall in Paris (February 2022), Library Journal stated that Sundin is “a master at her craft” and that she “rises to the top of World War II fiction.”

In her newest novel, The Sound of Light, Sundin explores one of the lesser-known facets of WWII, this time taking readers to Nazi-occupied Denmark. Inspired by real-life events, The Sound of Light offers a captivating story about ordinary people responding to extraordinary circumstances with faith, fortitude, and hope for a brighter future.

When the Nazis occupy Denmark, Baron Henrik Ahlefeldt is determined to exchange his dissolute life for a life filled with purpose. He assumes the identity of Hemming Anderson and swaps his nobility for mobility and anonymity so he can secretly row messages for the Danish Resistance across the waters to Sweden under the code name Havmand—the merman. American physicist Dr. Else Jensen refuses to abandon her research in Copenhagen work that means more to her than freedom. While printing resistance newspapers, she hears stories of the movement’s legendary Havmand and wonders if the silent shipyard worker living in the same boardinghouse has something to hide.

When the Occupation cracks down on the Danes, these two passionate people will discover if there is more power in speech . . . or in silence. And can they hear each other’s voice before it’s too late?

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