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Critical Praise

Books by
Christine Schaub

FINDING ANNA (Music of the Heart #1)


FINDING ANNA (Music of the Heart #1)
Christine Schaub
Bethany House Publishers
Historical Fiction
ISBN: 0764200593

Critical Praise
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A Powerful Historical Drama Based on the Story Behind The Hymn "It Is Well With My Soul"

This historical novel opens on the eve of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and explores the resulting two-year drama, heartbreak, and redemption that shaped the life of one of America's great hymn writers--Horatio Gates Spafford.

A poignant novel of relationships, Finding Anna follows Spafford and his wife, Anna, as they struggle to find common ground before their divided loyalties tear apart their marriage once and for all. What will it take for them to recover their faith--in God and each other? Is love powerful enough to bring them through the greatest tragedy of their lives?

In an account that adds little-known details to a well-known story, Schaub debuts the MUSIC OF THE HEART series with perhaps the most personally compelling of all Christian hymns--"It Is Well With My Soul."

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Critical Praise

"FINDING ANNA is a terrific inspirational historical biographical fiction novel, that digs deep into the Chicago Fire, especially the aftermath, through a wonderful ensemble cast, though the Spaffords are the prime players. Readers will appreciate the depth of the tale as Anna suffers from battle fatigue syndrome, and her disillusionment with God while Spafford feels he has found his calling, but fails to apply his good deeds at home. Readers will cherish the first MUSIC OF THE HEART tale and look forward to more such stories behind the Hymns.""
—Harriet Klausner,

"A book of tragedy and hope, Schaub's FINDING ANNA is well worth the read. It quietly ignites in the reader a spark of thankfulness and a growing confidence of God's deep peace revealed in the midst of unspeakable heartache."
—Kay Tira, Author's Choice Reviews

"FINDING ANNA wraps a beautiful love story around one of our most loved hymns. It provides readers the opportunity to become aware of the depth of worldly sorrow that enveloped the hymn's writer, and the faith and hope that allowed him to proclaim 'it is well with my soul.'"
—Marsha Blackburn, Member of Congress

Copyright 2017 by Christine Schaub. Reprinted with permission by Bethany House Publishers. All rights reserved.

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