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"The Sound of Diamonds " by Rachelle Rea is an amazing story set in the 1500's during the Reformation Era. The main character is Gwyneth, a Catholic, who left her homeland in England after losing her parents. She was later rescued from a convent, during an attack on those who practiced  Catholicism, by the one man that she believed did the unthinkable. She was returned to her uncle in England where she begin to unfold the truth. In the midst of all the chaos, Gwyneth began to realize that she had found true love but she didn't want to risk him losing everything for her. In the end, love prevailed.

This story is very well written. It is a page turner from beginning to the end. The author offers a hint of mystery in addition to the theme of love conquering all. She goes into great detail which reveals that she completed extensive research before writing this novel. This is a wonderful way for one to understand church history and the extreme conflicts during the early church. 

 Overall,  I truly enjoyed reading this novel. I always love reading Christian fiction, but never was interested in romance novels. This novel made me desire to read more like it because it included many other aspects of fiction. This is not your typical novel. The author did an amazing job unfolding the plot. 

If you would love to learn about church history, with a little mystery, and a great love story all in one.  Then this is the book for you! I give this novel 5 stars. There aren't many novels out there that are written in such a creative manner. Kudos to Racelle Rea for a job well done!!



08/31/2016 8:27am

What a happy Wednesday, Denise! Thank you for your thorough review and all your support!

09/15/2016 3:18am

I already read the story and immediately fell in love with it. I decided to buy the book and give it to my sister. I was so hooked that I finished in 1 day. I also purchased the book, “Me before you, so I could continue reading about motivation and inspiration. I am patiently waiting for the next story of your post. The life lessons you will learn from this book will be of great help as you trudge on to your most difficult life.

09/15/2016 7:16am

Hi! I'm so glad you read and loved Dirk and Gwyn's story! I hope that your sister enjoyed it too!

09/18/2016 3:34pm

I love your writing style and deep research. It was an awesome read!! Continue being a blessing!!


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