Novel Review: The Sound of Silver by Rachelle Rea

The Sound of Silver

The Sound of Silver by Rachelle Rea (The Steadfast Love Series, WhiteFire Publishing, October 2015)

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?


There are many reasons as readers that we are drawn certain books, certain authors, certain settings or time periods. We are called to the stories that resonate deep in our hearts, whose themes stir our emotions into swirls of thoughts and considerations we would not necessarily have come to on our own. Rachelle Rea’s Steadfast Love series called to me before I even knew the subject of the books, and the farther along I get into the series the more I understand why I feel a kinship with this author and her firstborn set of novels.

The Sound of Silver, much like its predecessor The Sound of Diamonds, explores themes of faith, forgiveness, redemption, and a personal relationship with Jesus that Christians—and, dare I say, all of us?—yearn for. Rea’s proficiency in beautiful writing delves deep into these themes as she creates characters and a world just long enough back in history to teach readers about the past and about themselves.

In just the few months between the release of The Sound of Diamonds and The Sound of Silver I could tell upon the first pages of her sophomore novel that Rea’s skill with the written word truly is a gift—she holds a knack for the craft that easily transcends the pages of her novels. Whereas The Sound of Diamonds encapsulates readers with the terror of escaping the Iconoclastic Fury, The Sound of Silver relies less upon action and much more upon emotion and personal growth. I found The Sound of Silver a compelling read because I enjoy delving into a character’s motivations, inspirations, and faith. In this second novel of the series, I felt connected to the main characters as I travelled along with through their individual journeys towards love and happiness. As Gwyn and Dirk struggled to make peace with their places in life, I experienced their joys, frustrations, and struggles. Rea’s ability to completely immerse me into The Sound of Silver world makes her novel shine all the brighter.

I recommend The Sound of Silver for those readers who love to travel back in time for lessons in history that don’t ever make you feel like you’ve returned to the classroom. This novel is for those who enjoy romance filled with faith.

If you haven’t yet read Rea’s debut novel, read my review of The Sound of Diamonds here to find out why this author and her books have captured my historical-fiction-loving heart.

BUY THE BOOK: Find The Sound of Silver with any of the following links: 

Barnes & Noble: coming Oct. 15

Amazon Paperback:


Books a Million: coming Oct. 15




RACHELLETimes gone by snatch Rachelle close, so she reads and writes about years long ago–her passions include the Reformation, Revolutions, and romance. In the space of a summer between sophomore and junior year, Rachelle wrote a novel set in 1566. Two years later she had finished two more novels and signed a three-book deal with her dream publisher. Her debut novel, The Sound of Diamonds, released in June 2015. The next two books in the Steadfast Love Series will swiftly follow. Find out more about Rachelle, like that she’s a homeschool grad and Oreo addict, on her website.

Rachelle’s other links:

Blog                   Twitter         Amazon Author Page

Facebook         Pintrest        Goodreads

 Instagram: @RachelleDianeRea







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