Monday, October 24, 2016

The Sound of Silver Book Birthday Tour!

Hello and welcome to The Sound of Silver birthday blog tour! I’m posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb’s second installment in the Steadfast Love series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century!

Rachelle is also the author of The Sound of Diamonds, the first book in the series, and a newlywed! This summer, she married a man with the same first name as the hero of the series! I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Silver and spread the news about the rocking giveaway Rachelle is hosting—make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form to win the lovely necklace pictured and your choice of any of the Steadfast Love titles!


The Sound of Silver (Steadfast Love #2)
by Rachelle Rea

The stalwart saint and the redeemed rebel. One fights 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?

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Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Times gone by snatch Rachelle Rea Cobb close, so she reads and writes about years long ago--her passions include the Reformation, Revolutions, and romance. Rachelle wrote the Steadfast Love series during college. Five months after she graduated, she signed a three-book deal with her dream publisher, WhiteFire. She's a homeschool grad, Oreo addict, and plots her novels while driving around her dream car, a pick-up truck. In June 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero, and they live happily ever after in Small Town, South.


I decided to put my review of The Sound of Silver up here again in honor of the tour. 

Although Gwyn and Dirk love each other, they still have a lot of problems to overcome if they are ever to marry.  First of all, Dirk is still being blamed for the murder of Gwyn’s parents and it will take a bit more than Gwyn’s testimony to clear him of the charge.  Then, Dirk decides it would be safer for Gwyn if he left the country, drawing away the danger.  Will their love and newfound faith survive the challenges ahead?

The second book in the Steadfast Love Series by Rachelle Rea, The Sound of Silver continues Gwyn and Dirk’s story.  Love, danger, and even suffering mold the lives of the characters as they reach out to each other and do their best to follow God’s will for their lives.  And finally, their hardships pay off with a joyous ending.

Gwyn and Dirk spend a good portion of the book apart, trying to complete their goals and just survive.  It is pretty sad for their romance, as they miss each other dreadfully most of the time, but it gives the author a chance to introduce another handsome gentleman who has known Gwyn all her life and been in love with her for just as long.  This of, course, adds a new level of interest to the novel as you wonder whether Gwyn will eventually fall in love with him instead.

A good thing that I noticed was that Gwyn grew so much during this novel.  Much of her trauma and grief healed throughout the story.  She had other problems to deal with, but she became more stable and confident as a person as well as growing in her faith under the mentorship of an older Christian woman.

On a different note, the setting was obviously well-researched.  The historical details of the country’s laws and government, the religious turmoil, the medicine technology, and many other small details makes the story come alive within the culture—as least, as much as it can since no one alive today has actually experienced it.

Overall, The Sound of Silver was a lovely historical romance.  I look forward to reading the third book in this series and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a historical romance—starting with book one, of course!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Enter using the Rafflecopter form below to win a beautiful necklace created by Baubles, Beads, and Stuff and your choice of any one of Rachelle’s three books (the series begins in Book One, of course, but in case you have one or two of her books already, Rachelle will gladly send you the next one to read!).

International friends, the paperback & necklace giveaway is open to continental U.S. addresses only (sorry!). But do still enter, because one international winner will also be chosen to receive an e-book. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Emily! So grateful for your joining in the the tour and all of your support! It means a lot to me--and what a treasure to be able to reread your review with this. :)

    Happy Monday! :)