Review: A Moment of Faith by Martin Svaneborg

I'm delighted to share my review of A Moment of Faith by Martin Svaneborg. An intriguing dual-timeline mystery with a touch of romance, A Moment of Faith takes you to the beautiful city of Copenhagen.

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A Moment of Faith

Martin Svaneborg

Historical Fiction / Mystery

A Moment of Faith is a novel about love, fate, and faith. It introduces us to Søren Kierkegaard, the famous Danish philosopher, as we follow him in his search for love in mid-19th century Copenhagen. He is madly in love with Regine, and his letters tell of his devotion, yet their relationship is doomed from the start. When, later in life, he seeks revenge, everything begins to unravel.

In present-day Copenhagen, Christian meets the mysterious Emma, and soon he finds himself on the trail to uncover secrets the past. A hidden congregation, forgotten letters, and a murder send him on an unexpected journey of discovery.

I must admit I found A Moment of Faith hard to get into at first. The writing style is exquisite, yet it took me a while to get used to it. I could not connect with the characters, although their adventures kept me reading.

What ensues is an intriguing mystery, deftly connecting the present with the past. Copenhagen formed the perfect backdrop. The interconnecting theme is religion, which made the plot even more fascinating. The murder aspect keeps you reading, but the high-quality of the narrative keeps this book above others in the genre. 

A Moment in Faith is an engrossing read, a clever mystery through the ages, with a strong philosophical touch, as well as the romantic theme. 



'Gripping Tale' - Books Charming Reviewer

Copenhagen, 1840 – Fighting to reconcile his obligations with a quest for romance, the eccentric philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard, rushes through the cobbled streets, thrusting himself into the arms of Regine and a disastrous engagement.

Copenhagen, 1855 – Withering away in a hospital bed, Bitter and alone, Kierkegaard conjures up a preposterous scheme. A vendetta against the Bishop of Copenhagen, and a mission to save the future of love.

Copenhagen, now – Introvert Christian Kardahl, meets devout and mysterious Emma for the first time. Two days later, Christian comes across an old letter aimed to destroy a famous, eccentric philosopher. When a sudden murder is added to the mystery, the past has caught up. Christian and Emma are drawn into an involuntary quest that will make them question their belief in history and, unless they can sort out the puzzle, their faith and love will be forever doomed.

'Brilliantly written, a bridge between the present and Kierkegaard past' - Book Reviewer

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About the Author:

Martin Svaneborg

With a background in musical theatre as both an actor, singer, and dancer, Martin Svaneborg has spent his teenage and adult life as a storyteller. In 2018, driven mainly by his interest in the history of religion, Martin started studying theology at the University of Copenhagen while exploring other ways of telling stories as a theatre director, speech coach, and speaker, hence the transition to novel writing felt natural, and his debut novel is a fusion of his growing interest for the personal life of the philosophers he encountered during his studies and the desire to tell an adventurous love story. Also, he, like Kierkegaard, has a thing for nice, long sentences.

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