This story immediately grabbed my interest, as it is packed with danger and high emotions right from the beginning. It was an exciting, action-packed, and romantic read from the first page right to the last.
It is written in first person and alternates the chapters between the perspectives of the two main characters, Dirk and Gwyneth. I really liked this approach and enjoyed knowing what was going on in their minds as the story progressed. It made it very interesting to see things through their eyes and be able to compare how they were viewing each other and the situations they were in.
The other characters on the journey with Dirk and Gwyneth added much to the story, as well, particularly Cade and Margried. The historical detail was wonderful and the dangerous times that this novel was set in made for such an exciting book! There were twists and turns and misunderstandings, as well as pain and love and the quest to understand who God really is. It is also a story that I believe could be enjoyed by adults and older teens alike.
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and look forward to reading the next in the series. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In Reformation-era England, a converted rogue wants to restore his honor at whatever cost. Running from a tortured past, Dirk Godfrey knows he has only one chance at redemption.
An independent Catholic maiden seeking refuge in the Low Countries finds herself at the center of the Iconoclastic Fury. Jaded by tragedy, Gwyneth’s only hope of getting home is to trust the man she hates, and she soon discovers her poor vision is not the only thing that has been blinding her.
But 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, will the saint and the sinner hold to hope…or be overcome?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rachelle Rea plots her novels while driving around the little town she’s lived in all her life in her dream car, a pick-up truck. An Oreo addict, she is also a homeschool graduate and retired gymnast. She wrote the Sound of Diamonds the summer after her sophomore year of college.
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