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A Song for Silas by Lori Wick Review

Title: A Song for Silas

Author: Lori Wick

First published January 1, 1990

190 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9780736915342 (ISBN10: 0736915346)

Rating: 4.02


In the quiet town of Wisconsin, Amy has given up on love until she meets Silas. He comes into her life as an answer to her prayers, especially for her injured father.

As Silas develops brotherly feelings for Amy, he soon realizes his love for her runs deeper. However, Amy’s reluctance and the loss of her old flame keep Silas from hoping for a future with her.

With Silas set to leave, will Amy find the courage to embrace her true feelings before it’s too late? This heartwarming tale of faith and love in the midst of farmlands will leave you wanting more.

About the Author

Meet Lori Wick, an incredibly versatile Christian fiction writer who is making waves in the literary market today. With a diverse range of work spanning from pioneer fiction to Victorian England to contemporary novels, Lori’s books have sold over 5 million copies and continue to captivate readers around the world.

When Lori’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband Bob and their three children, who she affectionately refers to as “the three coolest kids in the world.” They call Wisconsin home sweet home.

Editoral Review

Lori Wick’s A Song for Silas is a heartwarming novel that transports readers to a simpler time and place. First published in 1990, the book is a timeless classic that still resonates with readers today.

Wick is a prolific author of Christian fiction, and A Song for Silas is a shining example of her talent. The book is set in the late 1800s, in the small town of Pine River, Wisconsin.

The story follows the lives of Silas and Amy, two neighbors who are brought together by a shared love of music.

Silas is a talented musician who has lost his faith and his way in life. Amy is a kind and compassionate woman who sees the good in everyone.

When Silas moves in next door to Amy, she sees an opportunity to help him find his way back to God and to music.

As the story unfolds, readers are drawn into the lives of these two characters and the town they live in. Wick’s writing is beautifully descriptive, painting a vivid picture of small-town life in the late 1800s.

The characters are well-developed and relatable, and readers will find themselves rooting for Silas and Amy as they navigate the ups and downs of life.

One of the strengths of A Song for Silas is the way it explores themes of faith, forgiveness, and redemption. Wick does an excellent job of showing how these themes play out in the lives of her characters, and readers will find themselves reflecting on their own lives and beliefs as they read.

Another strength of the book is the way it captures the historical and cultural significance of the time period. Wick’s attention to detail brings the setting to life, and readers will gain a deeper understanding of what life was like in small-town America in the late 1800s.

While A Song for Silas is a beautifully crafted novel, it does have some limitations. The pacing can be slow at times, and some readers may find the religious themes to be too heavy-handed.

However, these flaws are minor and do not detract from the overall quality of the book.

Overall, A Song for Silas is a must-read for fans of Christian fiction and historical fiction. It is a timeless classic that still resonates with readers today, and it offers a valuable lesson about faith, forgiveness, and redemption.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a heartwarming story that will leave them feeling uplifted and inspired. I give A Song for Silas a 4.5 out of 5 rating.