Monday, November 8, 2010

Review for Hannah Waters and the daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach by Barbara Nickel

"Hannah Waters and the daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach"
Author: Barbara Nickel
253 pages
Publisher: Penguin Group
Source: My personal copy

Back Cover: Catherina Bach sings only for her mother; she is too frightened of her famous father to even speak, let alone sing. Three centuries later, in mondern day Saskatchewan, Hannah Waters struggles to play Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, one she was supposed to have played with her mother. In this deeply moving novel, Hannah and Catharina will find and help each other discover the music within and the courage to express it.

    I read this book a while ago because the cover to me was beautiful. I did throughly enjoy it but it wasn't a page turner. When I bought this book at a school sale, I deemed it as safe. But this book was published 5 years ago already and since I got this book my interests in types of books have changed. The only connection I made with this book was the German side of it. Since my mother and father are German. Overall it was a honestly pretty boring read. I don't recommend this book. It is very nice but if your into suspense, romance or mystery etc. (like I am now) don't get this book. I must highlight though it is not a bad book at all, but its pretty plain, there's no real plot. The way the author switches between them is great too. I give this book two stars:


  1. I've never heard of this one. But since you don't recommend it, I suppose I won't bother looking for it!
    Hafsah @ IceyBooks

  2. I think the cover is kind of pretty, too. It sounds like something I would've read when I was younger. I don't mind slow books without plot (in fact, they end up being some of my favorite books!) so long as the story purposeful.

  3. Thanks for commenting Hafsah and Bea! I guess if you don't mind slow stories this one could interest you. There is some purpose to it! Somewhere in's well written aswell :D


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