Friday, November 4, 2016

"The Sound of Silver" by Rachelle Rea

About this book:

  “The stalwart saint and the redeemed rebel. One is fighting for faith, the other for honor…
  After Dirk rescues Gwyneth from the Iconoclastic Fury, she discovers that faith is sometimes fragile—and hope is not as easy as it may seem. Gwyneth continues her quest to learn more about the love of God preached by Protestants she once distrusted.
  Meanwhile, Dirk’s quest is to prevent his sullied name from staining hers. Will his choice to protect her prove the undoing of her first faltering steps toward a Father God? Once separated, will Dirk and Gwyneth’s searching hearts ever sing the same song?”

Series: Book #2 in the “Steadfast Love” series. {Book #1 Review Here!}

Spiritual Content- A Bible, bible reading & discussing; Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, read & discussed; Going to a chapel to pray; Many Prayers & Praising/Thanking God; Many Talks about God, gifts from Him, sins, faiths, healing, patience, peace, forgiving, surrendering, prayers & religions; Talks about Catholicism, Protestantism & converting; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Gwyn has given her heart to God; Many mentions of & Talks about Catholic & Protestant faiths, beliefs & traditions; Many mentions of & Talks about convents, postulants, nuns, a former monastery & monk, a reverend & faiths; Many mentions of God & Christ; Many mentions of converting, coming to God, peace & sins; Many mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of the cross & crucifixion; Mentions of copy Scriptures, reading & studying them; Mentions of those in & events from the Bible; Mentions of churches & chapels; Mentions of a rosary; Mentions of clergymen & religions; A few mentions of Christmas; A few mentions of miracles; A couple mentions of blessings & being blessed; A mention of crossing;
*Note: Mentions of someone’s inner demons.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’, four forms of ‘stupid’, and seven forms of ‘idiot’; Pain, Blood & Wounds (up to semi-detailed); Accidentally drinking wine & getting drunk (up to semi-detailed); Wanting to & mentions of someone wanting to hit someone else; Nearly All About reputations, crimes, criminals, murderers, & guilt from crimes; Many mentions of deaths, murderers, murders, bodies, blood & the smell (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of lies & deception; Mentions of injuries, pain, blood, bruises, fighting, & hitting (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a riot, deaths, a convent on fire & fires; Mentions of blades, fighting & brawls; Mentions of a dungeon & abductions; Mentions of debts & gambling; Mentions of drunks, drinks & a tavern; Mentions of drinking & wine; Mentions of fevers, illnesses, plagues, almost dying & deaths; Mentions of nightmares (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of being full of hate; A few mentions of hangings; A few mentions of throwing up; A couple mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of eye rolling.

Sexual Content- three hand kisses, six cheek kisses, three nose kisses, eight forehead/head kisses, a not-detailed kiss, eight barely-above-not-detailed kisses, & eight semi-detailed kisses; Talks about & mention of kisses; Wanting to touch & kiss (up to semi-detailed); Touches, Heat, Embraces & Nearness (up to semi-detailed); Noticing & Smelling (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of blushes & flirting; Mentions of men sleeping in the same room as women (nothing happens), them being alone & chaperones; A few mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of stealing kisses; A couple mentions of a couple kissing; A mention of an almost kiss; A mention of someone saying another seduced someone else; *Spoiler* Last two chapter are set after they’re married, they share a bed and kiss, but nothing more is written or hinted at. *End of Spoiler*; Love, being in love & the emotions;
            *Note: Mentions of wearing just dressing gowns, nightgowns & shifts outside.

-(Lady) Gwyneth Barrington, age 19
-Devon “Dirk” Godfrey, age 23
                                      1st person P.O.V. switches between them
                                            Set in 1566-1567 {Medieval}
                                                 287 pages

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My personal Rating-
I love Gwyn. She can insult others in another language. That’s goals right there, y’all. (I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Mostly.)
Even though by reading about all the kisses in the Sexual Content, you’d think this was pretty kissy, but it truly didn’t feel that way. (Those semi-detailed kisses, are literally just barely over a b/a/n/d kiss.) Just like “The Sound of Diamonds”, I was blown away by all the Spiritual Content in this sequel. It’s so refreshing to see so many prayers & talks about God. The romance was very sweet and well done, but that cliffhanger has me eager to read the finale novel in this trilogy. ;)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing my book, Lindsey! I'm so glad you enjoyed Silver as much as Diamonds and love that the message rang true to you. :)