The sound of light

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


The sound of light


Sarah Sundin



Publication date:





371 pages


The sound of light is a great book! Adventure, romance of the sweetest sort, history and a story filled with Christ’s compassion and concern. The setting is Copenhagen in 1940. Baron Henriksen Ahlefeldt becomes a new person, exchanging his nobility for the identity of a rower taking secret messages for the Danish Resistance to Sweden. This new identity demands a less intellectual persona, a hard working, blue collar worker.

At the boardinghouse where Henrik, now known as Hemming, resides he meets Dr. Else Jensen, a beautiful American physicist and they are drawn to one another. Yet Hemming must keep up the facade or bring danger to himself and the woman he is beginning to love.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Particularly fans of historical fiction

Christian impact:

This is a strong story of returning to your faith, forgiving yourself and others and Christians caring for God’s people when they are in peril.

Also includes:

-a preview of Sundin’s next book

-author’s note

-pronunciation guide and glossary

-discussion questions


The Sound of Light

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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