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Book of the Week #67 "The Sound of Silver"

by Rachelle Rea Cobb

After a tumultuous meeting and getting to know one another as they traveled through the Netherlands in order to escape the riots, Gwyn and Dirk are now betrothed. They travel from the Netherlands to Dirk's family's home, Godfrey Estate in England. He believes that there, Gwyn can grieve with his mother; Gwyn grieving for her parents and uncle, Lady Rohesia for her eldest son. Yet the rumors that Dirk murdered Gwyn's mother and father are bound to fly and Dirk does not want his reputation to affect Gwyn. She feels responsible because she is the one who accused him of murder months prior. Dirk leaves, thinking it will be best for everyone involved, only to find that it takes its toll on them all.

This was a really good book. It's very emotional, lots of ups and downs. Gwyn is still grieving for her parents who died only a few months prior, and now she is dealing with the fact that her uncle is dead after just finding out that he was responsible for her mother and father's deaths. That is a whole lot to deal with. And then add the fact that she and Dirk were betrothed, and he breaks it off thinking she'll be better off without him; and she has to stay with his family, who she had never met before. Poor Gwyn! I felt so sorry for her throughout this book. It would be so hard to deal with all of that while staying with virtual strangers. And I felt pretty bad for Dirk, too, because he had also been through a lot. But, they had hope in the Lord, and that is what got them through it all. And then (spoiler!) we get a happy ending- with a twist.

I have to make a comment on the setting of this series. The Netherlands and England in the mid-1500s? It's just so cool! I love picturing all the outfits and the large, grand homes, and cobble stone streets as they go through town, and the forests and fields surrounding Godfrey Estate. It's just a delight.

All in all, The Sound of Silver was a great sequel to its predecessor that made me curious as to how it will all end.

I give this book a 4 out of 5. 


  1. Thank you so much for this powerful review, Miranda! You are so thorough and detailed--I loved hearing how you enjoyed the setting, the clothing, the cobblestone streets! So glad to have you as a reader and a friend. :)

    1. You're so welcome, Rachelle! It was my pleasure; I enjoyed Silver, and am so looking forward to reading Emeralds! I'm glad to you have you as a friend, too! :)


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