The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea

What it’s about:

From the publisher:
“Her only chance of getting home is trusting the man she hates.

With the protestant Elizabeth on the throne of England and her family in shambles, Catholic maiden Gwyneth seeks refuge in the Low Countries of Holland, hoping to soothe her aching soul. But when the Iconoclastic Fury descends and bloodshed overtakes her haven, she has no choice but to trust the rogue who arrives, promising to see her safely home to her uncle’s castle. She doesn’t dare to trust him…and yet doesn’t dare to refuse her one chance to preserve her own life and those of the nuns she rescues from the burning convent.

Dirk Godfrey is determined to restore his honor at whatever cost. Running from a tortured past, Dirk knows he has only one chance at redemption, and it lies with the lovely Gwyneth, who hates him for the crimes she thinks he committed. He must see her to safety, prove to the world that he is innocent, prove that her poor eyesight is not the only thing that has blinded her—but what is he to do when those goals clash?

The home Gwyneth knew is not what she once thought. When a dark secret and a twisted plot for power collide in a castle masquerading as a haven, the saint and the sinner must either dare to hold to hope…or be overcome.”

My thoughts:

The Sound of Diamonds starts with heart-pumping, breath-holding action. I quickly fell in love with the descriptive, poetry-like writing. I easily imagined the settings and people with Ms. Rea’s descriptive writing. I loved Dirk’s sense of humor and he made me laugh with his thoughts. The Sound of Diamonds is a dramatic historical tale that Christian romance fans should check out. I loved the Catholic and Protestant history and story in this book, I found it really interesting and fascinating. It was a wonderful background to the love stories taking place!

I give The Sound of Diamonds 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to historical lovers!

I received a digital copy in exchange for my honest review.

About the author: 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. Rachelle wrote her first historical romance novel the summer after her sophomore year of college. Two years later, only a few short months after graduation, she signed a three-book deal to release that novel–and its sequels. Times gone by snatch Rachelle close. So she reads and writes about years long ago. Find out more about her at


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