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Dreams of Silver

Written by: Mina Baites,Alison Layland - translator
Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
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A single treasured keepsake links one unforgettable family across continents in this enthralling saga by Mina Baites, the author of The Silver Music Box.

London, 1963. I dream about my sister almost every night.

Lilian Morrison has one memento of her beloved sister, Emma: a battered silver music box. A family heirloom that was passed down through two world wars, the box was the key to Lilian’s recent, joyous reunion with the surviving members of her birth family, whom she lost many years earlier when she and her sister fled Hitler’s Germany on the Kindertransport. Now Lilian is compelled to investigate Emma’s final days after the girls were shipped to separate foster families in Britain and the time before Emma was killed in the London Blitz.

In London, as she searches for clues to retrace the past, Lilian finds that the anguish of war still reverberates after two decades. In Cape Town, her grandmother courageously protects innocent victims of violence, and in Dublin, a gifted woodworker creates a music box that is strangely similar to the one that Lilian owns. Separate lives will intertwine on a path of healing and hope as the hazy secrets of the past finally come to light.

©2018 Mina Baites. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © by Alison Layland.

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  • Jennifer D'Amore
  • 2023-02-03

Good listen

This story, although part of a series could be read without having read the first book. I didn’t find this one quite as compelling as the first one, it was a good story nonetheless.

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  • Alice F.
  • 2023-01-01

An Excellent Read!

What an excellent book! I'd throughly enjoyed The Music Box, but this sequal has my heart. It is woven around a very tragic part of our world's history, which had caused suffering & death to millions. Ultimately the human spirit of the characters prevailed, offering a heartwarming ending after much suffering and needless loss. I'll be reading both books a second time!

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  • Carole Stojetz
  • 2022-11-09

Why must we hate?

This was a nice ending to the silver music box story. I am glad it had a happy ending although many families of the Jewish faith did not.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-29

Superb sequel

beautifully drawn together drama of a family's search for truth. the unrelenting love for a lost sister brings together generations of pain, loss drama and survival. a triumph of love over Nazi German supression

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  • RAD HOUSE
  • 2020-11-22

Wow!!!!!

I would have never expected to enjoy a book this much. I was laughing, crying, and having heart palpitations wondering what was next. On my way home, I needed to tell someone what I expected was going to happen before I listened to another word because I was that sure. Absolute game changer, it was even better than I expected. Book 1 The Silver Music Box and Book 2 Dreams Of Silver are my absolute favorite of 2020.

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  • Camellia
  • 2020-04-23

Dreams of silver

I loved this book about our sad past. The ending of hope is my most memorable moment in the book

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  • squishy
  • 2020-02-12

Nice

Sweet sequel to the Silver Music Box. Pretty well written, my mind did wander a few times. One too many side stories, like the one with Emmas grandma(?) in Africa. Didnt add to plot/story. I think the book was a bit too long,drawn out, was losing interest last hour or more.

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  • Evelyn Schumacher
  • 2019-04-23

Heartwarming, thought provoking

This is a beautiful follow-up to the original story. I enjoyed remembering each character. Well written, excellent read.

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  • Kathy… send to help my husband to sleep!!
  • 2019-04-02

Dreams of silver

I enjoyed this follow up book to the Silver Music Box!! Although, it’s helpful to read the first book the silver music box it can be read alone!! I enjoyed the continuation of the family portrayed in the first book & the mystery surrounding the oldest daughters death.

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