Are you seeking a historical romance novel to send you back in time? A book to make you sigh and smile? The Sound of Diamonds is the book for you! This novel is a beautiful debut from the lovely Rachelle Rea and it is sure to please historical fans.
I was sucked into the story after only a few pages. The character voices of Dirk and Gwyneth are distinct and carry you through the story well. There were a couple times I wasn't paying one-hundred percent attention and might have gotten a little confused but...it was my own fault. ;-) Honestly, I loved the artistry of words in this novel. The reading experience was completely captivating! I definitely would read this one again. And now I eagerly await the release of a sequel...
One of my favorite things about this novel was the theme of hope and the message that God wants more than your actions, He wants your heart. This really impacted me most out of the whole story, primarily because I had just been marveling at that myself. So, with that all said, I can easily recommend this book to anyone into historical, young adult, and romance genres. This debut is simply amazing so go check it out!
I received a free ebook copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thank you, Rachelle!
Her only chance of getting home is trusting the man she hates.
With the protestant Elizabeth on the throne of England and her family in shambles, Catholic maiden Gwyneth seeks refuge in the Low Countries of Holland, hoping to soothe her aching soul. But when the Iconoclastic Fury descends and bloodshed overtakes her haven, she has no choice but to trust the rogue who arrives, promising to see her safely home to her uncle's castle. She doesn't dare to trust him...and yet doesn't dare to refuse her one chance to preserve her own life and those of the nuns she rescues from the burning convent.
Dirk Godfrey is determined to restore his honor at whatever cost. Running from a tortured past, Dirk knows he has only one chance at redemption, and it lies with the lovely Gwyneth, who hates him for the crimes she thinks he committed. He must see her to safety, prove to the world that he is innocent, prove that her poor eyesight is not the only thing that has blinded her but what is he to do when those goals clash?
The home Gwyneth knew is not what she once thought. When a dark secret and a twisted plot for power collide in a castle masquerading as a haven, the saint and the sinner must either dare to hold to hope...or be overcome.