About the Book
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.
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.
Rachelle Rea’s first novel in her Steadfast Love series, Sound of Diamonds, is a fantastic read for teens. Taking place in the mid to late 1500’s during the tension between the Protestant and Catholic religions in the Dutch low-countries. Not only is this novel filled with adventure, lies, deceit, and secrets, it also has a beautifully-written love story between Dirk and Gwyn. Teens will thoroughly enjoy this clean historical fiction, Christian romance story. This is the type of novel that readers love, will want to read more than once, as well as enjoy a continuing story, which will take place in books two and three of this series.
Series: Steadfast Love
Genre: historical; romance; Christian; young adult
Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing
Publication date: June 15, 2015
Number of pages: 322
Category: Junior High+
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
Other books in the series:
2-Sound of Silver
3-Sound of Emeralds (coming February 2016)
A review copy of this novel was provided by Rachelle Rea Launch Team.
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