New Release Review | The Silent Waters by Brittainy C. Cherry

Title: The Silent Waters
Series: Romance Elements #3
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Genre: Romance
 Release Date: September 22, 2016 


Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday's hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow's promises.

I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones—the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones—all included him.

I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.

This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.

Of moments.

(Book Three in the Elements Series. Complete Standalone.)

This one is now sitting on my top favorites of the year and holding a very special place in my heart.

It all started with a rocket ship night light. This novel started on a high. Often times, in my past reading experiences, I’ve found that when the narrative is from a child’s perspective there’s a bit of a disconnect in the youth’s voice. The words don’t match up to what a child would really say, for example. In this case however, the narrative was authentic and consistent all the way through. We meet Maggie as a young child and we see her growing up at the most pivotal times. Each age presented was on point.

There was an abundance of adorableness between and from young Brooks and Maggie May, you can’t help but react with giggles and aww’s. I felt the trepidation Maggie had as she pulled into her new home, and I felt it the instant she connected with her new mom. Then there’s a sudden shift in the novel and in that life-changing scene, everything blurred and was obscured in darkness. Finding that connection to Maggie early on in the story allowed for that crucial scene to come alive and have so much power behind every word and emotion she felt in that moment and thereafter.

Told through the dual perspectives of Brooks and Maggie was very enlightening. Being mute, there’s so many things that Maggie doesn’t express with words and sometimes can’t or won’t express physically. Having her inner thoughts relayed was so helpful in sensing her intense emotions. Brooks, as well, couldn’t always reveal his feelings in light of Maggie’s unknown and delicate situation. He was so good at communicating with her nonverbally, that I sometimes forgot she didn’t speak at all.

Their friendship was one of immense strength, and we see the pull from the very beginning. They were bonded in ways not many people have the opportunity to experience, and it was absolutely beautiful.

The authenticity of the characters and overall story development did well to keep a steady flow from start to finish. Every word depicting vivid imagery and emotion was so addicting, it made it very difficult to set down the book. Tears of joy, love, sorrow…it was all there and it was pure magic.

I appreciate and value what this author can create. Her elegant prose was written with such heartfelt precision and raw originality. There are very few romance authors who can write with this level of eloquence and not have to rely on sex scenes to portray a passionate love story. Brittainy C. Cherry is a wordsmith, and I highly recommend everyone read this book and all of her backlist titles. 

Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing--poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.

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