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The Silver Music Box (The Silver Music Box series Book 1) by [Baites, Mina]
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At the centre of this gorgeous, sweeping tale of one family’s struggle to survive World War II and its aftermath is a lovely heirloom that has been through so much. Crafted with care decades ago, the object carries the chilling history of persecution and exile of untold numbers of Jews who fled to places far from the homes they loved in Germany.

A little bird flutters to life when the silver music box opens, a symbol of comfort and love passed down from father to son to remind the boy that no matter where his father may be, his love is always right there. But this sound of birdsong creates one of the tensest moments in the book: as the Blumenthals hide from the Nazis, that charming chirp could spell the difference between life and death. Each blemish on the tarnished surface, each ding in the silver, tells of a pivotal moment in the family’s story.

We accompany the music box as it changes hands and travels miles and decades, from war-torn Europe to the shores of South Africa and London in the Swinging Sixties. A simple music box carries love between generations even as the world tears them apart, and reminds us that no enemy is strong enough to sever the bond of family.

- Gabriella Page-Fort, Editor


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A captivating cross-generational novel from German author Mina Baites about a Jewish family divided by World War II and an inheritance with the power to bring them back together.

1914. For Paul, with love. Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honor his beloved country—a country that would soon turn against his own family.

A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past. With the keepsake is a letter from Lilian’s mother, telling her daughter for the first time that she was adopted. Too young to remember, Lilian was rescued from a Germany in the grips of the Holocaust. Now only she can trace what happened to a family who scattered to the reaches of the world, a family forced to choose between their heritage and their dreams for the future.

About the Author

Mina Baites has written stories for as long as she has been able to think, and she loves transporting her readers to new, mysterious worlds. She has published a number of successful contemporary romances under the pseudonym Anna Levin. She also cowrites historical novels set in her beloved Germany as one half of the pseudonymous author Gerit Bertram. Mina lives with her family in northern Germany and loves traveling.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3276 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1542048486
  • Publisher: AmazonCrossing (1 December 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07196BC8V
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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