Hearts in Harmony by Beth Wiseman

Have you ever had a secret passion for something that always called to you? That's how Levi Shetler feels about music.

Musical prodigy Levi Shetler hasn’t touched a piano since he secretly played one years ago. His strict Amish community forbids instruments or the singing of any music not in their approved songbook. Levi asks God often why music tempts him when playing an instrument isn’t allowed in his world.

One person knows Levi’s talents: Mary Hershberger, the girl who promised years ago to keep his secret. Mary comes from a more liberal district than Levi, but she’s facing family troubles of her own. The mutual care for an aging Englischer, Adeline, reunites Mary and Levi as young adults. They realize that, despite their differences, they have a shared love of music—and a shared confusion about whether their talents are God-given gifts or temptations luring them into the Englisch world.

Since I studied music through college, I was pulled into this book immediately. I love how the author was able to convey the passion that Levi felt. I understand how it feels to have a burning desire for music! The way that Levi would long for the piano was well written because I too have had that same desire.

Throughout the entire book, I was rooting for Levi and Mary to be able to keep their musical talents, especially since they made excellent points in their arguements, like how instruments are mentioned in the Bible and you are to make "a joyful noise unto the Lord."

I'm very excited to see the rest of this new series!