Thursday, January 20, 2011

Throwback Thursday - Eloquent SIlence

Author: Sandra Brown
First published in 1982 under Rachel Ryan

A lovely young teacher of the deaf has invested everything in her career to fight loneliness and the pain of her past. When the hearing-impaired daughter of a widowed soap opera heartthrob becomes her pupil, all their lives change--and open to the possibility of becoming a family.

This was first published under the the pseudonym Rachel Ryan. It is available on audio as well as paperback. I really enjoyed the audio version. Eloquent Silence is a sweet romance. Drake is a soap opera star who has a deaf child. He hires Lauri to be a live in nanny/teacher for his daughter. On the surface, this looks like your typical single father falls in love with teacher story. But, it goes beyond that. Both of them have some baggage to work out. Drake learns how to be a better father and reassess his priorities. Lauri gains more confidence in herself. The love story and mutual attraction felt real and not rushed. If you are a fan of Sandra Brown and you haven't read any of her early writing, pick this one up. You won't be disappointed.


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