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Book Review ~ The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea

About the Book

The Sound of DiamondsIn 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?


Christian/Historical Romance


5 Stars

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Miranda PW Star

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*PW Star*


This is truly a delightful book! Beautifully written with a wit and charm that sways with each word and every swipe of page. There wasn’t a thing I didn’t like in this story. There’s a softness to Rea’s writing that pulls you in with every scene. I found myself looking forward to how the story would end, and it didn’t disappoint at all.

Rea’s voice is fresh and, a wonderful addition to the world of inspirational historical romance. This charming debut has put Rea at the top of my list. Now I’m not saying this because she’s one of my editors, but because her gift of writing and storytelling shines through in this piece. From the language, to the characters and setting—they came together to form a clear picture in my mind that was interesting to follow. If you’re a fan of Christian Historical Romance, you don’t want to miss this one!

Let me end this review by pointing out that the theme, though subtle, was quite remarkable—showing clearly that God does desire a friendship/relationship with each and every one of His children.

A prose that’s absolutely well done!

*Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. My thanks to Rachelle Rea, the author, for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

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About the Author

Rachelle Rea 2In 2010, I became a homeschool graduate. In 2012, I  finished a novel in the space of a summer. In 2013, I entered the Genesis and didn’t place, but I did start talking to WhiteFire Publishing. In October 2014, only 6 short months after I graduated college, I signed a three-book deal with them.

I drive a pick-up truck around Little Town, South, where I grew up. The air is slightly salty and if you don’t like the weather, just wait a second. Yes, my hair is naturally curly. I also run my own business where I edit for writers and authors. Novellas and nonfiction, blog posts and books.


  1. My thoughts mirror yours, Miranda. This novel is beautiful and I thought Rachelle did a splendid job with her debut. The prose, the story, the characters, everything is beautiful. I’m not done just yet, but I doubt anything will be changing my mind. Cannot wait to see what book two is about. 🙂

    • Yay, Rissi! Rachelle is indeed a unique writer. I’m glad I got to read this book. I wonder about the next books in the series. Looking forward to reading them. Glad you feel the same way. But then again, I’m not surprised as I’ve found we have similar interests! 😉

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  4. Rachelle Rea says

    Did I never comment here and say thank you? I so enjoyed this thoughtful review, Miranda! Thank you! 🙂

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