The Sound of Emeralds was a beautiful conclusion to a series I won’t easily forget. I’ve loved both Gwyn and Dirk from the start and watching their relationship with each other – and with the Lord – unfold was inspiring and lovely. I felt as if I had traveled their journey with them. And I’m a little sad to say goodbye.
Once again, the setting is very strong and unique. At first, I struggled a bit getting into the book. I wondered what could be left of their story to tell, but as the pages turned, the story drew me in more and more. The tension was great and the romance easily melted my heart.
There is some heartbreaking events that occur, which made portions of the book heavy-hearted, but the author did a wonderful job of bringing healing and hope back to the characters and the readers as well. I do recommend starting with book 1 in the series – The Sound of Diamonds – in order to fully appreciate the entire tale.
This is one very memorable series. I’m glad to have read it and I will be anxiously watching for more from this author. Don’t miss this series, my friends.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What once was blazing hatred has turned to lasting love, but could the union of a wild heart with that of a lady ever result in more than heartache?
With the help of an old friend with uncertain loyalties, Dirk inches ever closer to clearing his name. Gwyneth throws her faith into good tidings and the promise of a future as a family. But an old evil comes to call, just as tragedy rips apart a fledgling truce. Enemies from the past and grief for the future threaten to tear asunder what God had brought together…
As the date of Dirk’s trial approaches, his fate and his family hang in the balance. Will he be proven innocent of Gwyneth’s parents’ murders or separated from her forever? How much pain does it take to erode a love steadfast?
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.