While heartbreaking, A Song of Silence serves as a beacon of inspiration.


The Description

Publication Date: May 12, 2024

War thrust them together. Love will tear them apart.

Inspired by a true story…

When the Nazis invade a sleepy Polish town in 1939, Mirek Kozlowski swears to keep everyone in his orphanage safe at all costs. However, despite his struggles and sacrifices, the war drags him and his children deeper and deeper into its violent nightmare.

With 89 children looking to him for hope, Mirek must do whatever it takes to protect them — no matter how criminal, distasteful, or perilous it may be.

And just when he thinks things can’t get any worse, the arrival of a sadistic SS captain brings unspeakable atrocities to his town — and surprisingly, a glimmer of hope for Mirek to save all those he cares about if only he has the courage to grasp it…

A story of love, bravery, and compassion, A Song of Silence explores history’s darkest hour and how, even in the face of overwhelming evil, one man can become a dazzling beacon of light.

Discover what it means to be human. Discover A Song of Silence.

The Review

Even in the midst of tragedy, there are moments of great resilience. Inspired by a true story, A Song of Silence takes readers back to 1939 into a Polish orphanage.

There, author Steve N. Lee introduces Mirek Kozlowski, who oversees 98 children, along with Hanka, the cook, and Ania, the new housekeeping assistant.

As the Germans come to town, bringing death and savage destruction, Mirek catches the eye of a sadistic SS officer intent on playing a psychological game. Just as Mirek thinks he and his children are safe, the soldiers seize some of them.

With dwindling resources, Mirek must decide whether to embrace the German cause or follow the Resistance. Both options have risks and uncertain rewards.

Meanwhile, in the midst of all the horror, a budding relationship grows between Mirek and Ania. Regardless of what happens outside the house, keeping the children’s spirits high through hunger and fear creates beautiful moments.

The Nazis offer a way out for Mirek, but he refuses to abandon the children. There’s an interesting twist involving Ania and four of the children that delivers a spark of light in an otherwise dark ending. The inevitable conclusion reflects the real-life events involving Janusz Korczak and the children in his care.

This is a story that will haunt readers long after the final page, particularly because those targeted by the Nazis were Polish citizens. Even though the Nazis were determined to eradicate Jews, they applied brutal tactics regardless of the audience.

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About The AuthorI’ve hand-fed a wild orangutan in a rainforest, explored exotic locations such as Machu Picchu, and sparred with a monk at a Shaolin temple. As you can tell, I love seeking out extraordinary adventures. So what more appropriate profession could I find than writing — creating wondrous worlds filled with fascinating characters? I’ve been a full-time author since 2016 and write in multiple genres — you’ll find my books crammed with either adorable mutts who’ll melt your heart, justice-seeking antiheroes, or heartbreaking tales inspired by true stories from the Holocaust. I pen my novels in the North of England, where I live with my Polish partner and two stray black cats who turned up in our garden one day and liked it so much they moved into the house. So whether you love to curl up with heartwarming tales about lovable dogs, gritty, action-packed thrillers, or heart-wrenching stories from history’s darkest hour, I hope you’ll join me on my literary journey.



Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


  1. Thank you for sharing my new release with your readers, Dayna and Amy!
    I’m delighted you enjoyed Mirek’s story so much.


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