- Series: Ellis Island (Book 3)
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (November 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1515280772
- ISBN-13: 978-1515280774
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,055,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sofia's Tune (Ellis Island) Paperback – November 1, 2015
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"Thomson keeps her plot moving steadily forward and manages to work in a strong but unobtrusive Christian subtext into a narrative that has plenty else going on the whole time. I was steadily entertained throughout, and there were elements of Antonio's story - specifically, the struggle he has dealing with a complicatedly problematic uncle - that left a long-lasting impression." -Historical Novel Society
About the Author
Cindy Thomson writes from her home in Central Ohio. Her Ellis Island series concludes with Sofia's Tune. She is also the author of Brigid of Ireland, Celtic Wisdom: Treasures From Ireland, and co-author of a baseball hall of fame biography Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story. She has written numerous magazine articles mostly on Irish genealogy, and blogs at www.cindyswriting.com.
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In general, the characters are sympathetic, but the action is slow. Also, Sofia and Antonio spend little if any time together, so it makes no sense that they develop romantic feelings about 80% into the book. (That's way too late to start building character chemistry). In a classic Cindy Thomson pitfall, characters' feelings and motives are explained rather than shown. There is also little introspection or character growth. Finally, the title is a bit misleading, since Antonio and not Sofia is the musical one.
I want to like Cindy Thomson's books. However, I've read the entire Ellis Island series now and find it an overall disappointment. I will have to be impressed with a new premise before I try again.
While the characters were well developed, switching back and forth between the 2 main characters made it a bit choppy to read. It felt very slow to develop! I did enjoy that it wasn't easy to guess the mystery. I also liked the enlightening historical aspects. As always, I'm a sucker for a happy ending, but enjoyed that the loose ends weren't tied up too neatly...just enough to allow the readar to imagine the rest the way she would like to.
Oh and as far as readability is concerned, I appreciated that it was well edited and had no glaring grammatical errors. To be honest, I didn't even notice the actual writing, and that is exactly how I like it to be. ;)