The Sound of Diamonds

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  • Author: Rachelle Rea Cobb
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The Sound of Diamonds

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The Sound of Diamonds

About “Rachelle Rea Cobb

  • Rachelle Rea Cobb

    Rachelle Rea Cobb has history with words She penned her first short story in middle school, her first novel right out of high school, and signed a three book publishing contract right after college Her Steadfast Love series from WhiteFire Publishing is the tale of a Catholic maiden entrenched in the Dutch Revolution and the redheaded Protestant man who brings her to love and faith.But Rachelle believes writing isn t all heart and art it s structure and syntax, too One of her favorite things to do is help others polish their own pages until they shine She works with authors traditional and self published , ESL writers, students, and bloggers.She lives in a seaside Southern town with her new husband, who shares the name of Rachelle s first fictional hero even though she hadn t yet met her husband when she wrote three books about a man with the same first name She drives a pick up truck and is addicted to all the different kinds of Oreos.She blogs when inspiration strikes at RachelleReaCobb She loves to hear from her readers, and you can reach her via Rachelle RachelleReaCobb

379 thoughts on “The Sound of Diamonds

  • I ve been a long time excitedly awaiting to read Rachelle Rea s debut novel, The Sound of Diamonds That gorgeous title That stunning cover And Christian, medieval renaissance historical I m delighted to say I was not disappointed smiles Book One of the STEADFAST LOVE series starts off in a nun s cell, where a privileged young woman named Gwyneth is caught in a brutal conflict between rioting Protestants and outlawed Catholics Her life is narrowly saved by Devon Godfrey, a man she wants nothing t [...]

  • If I didn t know this was a debut, I certainly wouldn t suspect it from the writing She s packed in plenty of action and characters that fairly spring off the pages The happenings are set in a solid history, and each event is interesting I ve read of William of Orange before and knew vaguely about the Iconoclastic fury, but I really enjoyed this fictional perspective on the times.The plotting is excellent Dirk is accused of murdering Gwyneth s parents in cold blood, and has fled, becoming an out [...]

  • This is truly a delightful book Beautifully written with a wit and charm that sways a reader with each word and every swipe of page There wasn t a thing I didn t like in this story There s a softness to Rea s writing that pulls you in with every scene I found myself looking forward to how the story would end, and it didn t disappoint at all.Rea s voice is fresh and, a wonderful addition to the world of inspirational historical romance This charming debut has put Rea at the top of my list Now I m [...]

  • Readers of Jody Hedlund s new medieval YA series and Melanie Dickerson s a fairytale based YA novels will love Rachelle Rea s The Sound of Diamonds Dawn Crandall, award winning author of The Hesitant Heiress, The Bound Heart and The Captive Imposter

  • I m not about to review my own book, but I thought I d share a favorite quote instead Though the heart may be cracked wide, grace can still seep in Pretty much sums up the whole series 3

  • In her eloquently written debut novel, Rachelle Rea brings a story of grief and restoration, heartache and redemption Dirk s love for Gwyn kept me flipping the pages, and I found it to be the perfect illustration of God s adoration for His children Gentle and unconditional, despite our anger and misjudgments This well researched historical novel accurately portrays the language of the sixteenth century, enticing the reader to be swept away on a journey from the very first page one that they will [...]

  • This was awesome I could just leave my review at that because it pretty much sums up the whole book for me This book has been one of my favorites for years, so when I heard Rachelle was publishing it, I was ecstatic and even so when she said I could read the revised version early This book will make you laugh, cry, and leave you thinking about the message in it Rachelle has done a masterful job making her characters believable and lovable I cannot wait to see the rest of the books in this serie [...]

  • God does not desire us to come to Him with our minds so much as He is interested in our hearts I m posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb s first instalment in the Steadfast Love series, The Sound of Diamonds, the first book in the series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century 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 Coun [...]

  • The Sound of Diamonds is the story of a young man, a supposed rascal, attempting to redeem himself and his past actions The Sound of Diamonds is the story of a Catholic maiden, tucked away in a convent, far from harm s reachDuring the Reformation, religious quarrels are on the tip of every man s tongue The Catholics and Protestants are in the rage of battle during the 1560s The Spanish King Philip II cannot control the revolution, and neither can the English Queen Elizabeth I So the Iconoclastic [...]

  • Age Appropriate For 15 and up for romance and mild violenceBest for Ages 15 and upI don t think I have ever been so embarrassed about a book review Seriously, I was one of the first people to read this book I read it before a publisher looked at it I cheered this book on and pre ordered a copy I was part of the original blog tour and the Thunderclap campaign Why has it taken me so long to write a review Yes, this is embarrassing, especially since it was such a good book.Rachelle Rea Cobb has had [...]

  • The first chapter started in excitement I mean, how exciting can you start than a murderer rescuing you from what you thought was your sanctuary a place that had now become the rage of madmen seeking vengeance by the sword The excitement continues albeit slightly unbelievably in several nigh death situations in only a few days.Dirk s desire to change his former ways to please his Savior intrigued me His realization that he was just as wicked as his enemy before Christ s light vital a lesson I l [...]

  • 3.5 stars When I started this I was very curious to see how the plot revolved around the time period and social situations I wasn t disappointed the history in it is excellent and I really appreciated the unique time period As a Baptist, my heroes of the faith differ from the ones mentioned in the book, although the ones featured are definitely critical leaders in the Protestant Reformation, and as such very relevant to the story I found it interesting to read fiction set in the Reformation time [...]

  • I really can t claim to have many favorite, truly legendary fictional love stories I d have to really think hard on it to come up with five, actually But, ya ll Gwyneth and Dirk are definitely a favorite.When the story opens, Gwenyth s hatred and resentment for Dirk is shown through incredible, increasing tension, sharp dialogue that leaves an impression, to say the least She sees him merely as a criminal but is he Dear Dirk what a hero this fictional man is He s not a Romeo type, nor a gentle s [...]

  • NOTE I received a free ebook copy of The Sound of Diamonds from the author, in exchange for my honest review Read my full review here livkfisher 2017 0.I love a good rogue romance Unfortunately, most of those romances I hold so dear rarely come true, so to put it coughs I m looking at you, Guy and Marian But this My dear friends, this was so good.Gwyneth Barrington is on the path to becoming a nun Living in a convent in Leiden, the Netherlands, she suffers from the memory of her parents murders, [...]

  • Rating 4.5 StarsFantastic book Although I don t normally read books set before the 18th century, Rachelle Rea s debut novel not only met my expectations but also surpassed them Set in Europe during the Reformation, Gwyneth is a Catholic maiden seeking refuge at a convent in the Low Countries When she finds herself amidst the violent Iconoclastic Fury, she has no choice but to escape with Dirk, the man she saw kill her parents Rachelle s beautiful prose captured my attention from the first page E [...]

  • Wowza Are you seeking a historical romance novel to send you back in time A book to make you sigh and smile The Sound of Diamonds is the book for you This novel is a beautiful debut from the lovely Rachelle Rea and it is sure to please historical fans.I was sucked into the story after only a few pages The character voices of Dirk and Gwyneth are distinct and carry you through the story well There were a couple times I wasn t paying one hundred percent attention and might have gotten a little con [...]

  • This story really caught me by surprise a really good surprise Between the pretty cover, intriguing plot, and all the positive feedback I d already seen, I was eager to read The Sound of Diamonds for myself And yet it still delivered much than I even expected The adventure was The spiritual theme was The romance was so much Let me tell you, it was a pure delight to read.It was a different era than I m used to, but what I learned was downright fascinating The union of the time period with the [...]

  • This young writer has a promising career as a novelist ahead of her Beside being a great storyteller and knowing her subject, in this case the Reformation, Rachelle Rea is a stunning writer As a reader, I m not so plot focused as I am interested in good writing, even if the book is not my usual genre Rea puts her creative energy into the language as she carefully crafts each and every sentence This attention to the flow of words makes The Sound of Diamonds a beautiful story.Another strength I at [...]

  • I trully enjoyed this adventure filled novel that masterfully weaved both mystery faith into a seamless union Well padded with historical grace, and a rather unseemly romance between several characters, it will keep you on the edge of your seat I m excited to read the next book in the series

  • This was a great historical romance, and I have to say, while I might not have fallen as much for Dirk, Cade and Ian 3 I always tend to fall for the secondary characters XD This wasn t a time period that I was very familiar with, but I enjoyed reading about it, and it was a very exciting read The beginning was a bit slow, but after that it picked up, and kept me turning pages Also, I love the acknowledgements I received this book in a giveaway All opinions are my own, and I was not required to w [...]

  • Discovering blogging friends are living their dreams through publishing is one of the most exciting things the book blogging community can be a part of I ve known at least three bloggers who are pursing that exact dream, and have been able to play a small part in helping two of them launch their novels in the world One of those talented souls is Rachelle Rea Her debut, The Sound of Diamonds is now officially out in the world and today, I d like to talk about that novel It follows the story of yo [...]

  • The Sound of Diamondsby Rachelle Rea CobbIn 1566, the Dutch Low Countries are in turmoil Protestants are determined to ruin the images they believe Catholics hold as idols When Lady Gwyneth Barrington s mother and father were murdered, her uncle sent her to the Low Countries to live in a convent, believing she would be safe away from England where Catholicism has been outlawed As the story beings, Gwyneth and her friends Margried and Sister Agnes are being abducted by three men after the convent [...]

  • Set during Reformation era England, The Sound of Diamonds first caught my attention with its unique storyline and cast of characters Blended with her beautiful writing style, the storyline of The Sound of Diamonds brings readers directly into the fascinating and frightening time period of Catholic persecution I am Catholic, and while Christian fiction is my primary and favorite genre to read, at times I am frustrated by the lack of Catholicism in this genre Rea s choice to include Catholicism an [...]

  • This story immediately grabbed my interest, as it is packed with danger and high emotions right from the beginning It was an exciting, action packed, and romantic read from the first page right to the last.It is written in first person and alternates the chapters between the perspectives of the two main characters, Dirk and Gwyneth I really liked this approach and enjoyed knowing what was going on in their minds as the story progressed It made it very interesting to see things through their eyes [...]

  • My favorite genre is Christian historical fiction, and I also really love medieval fiction I had known about The Sound of Diamonds for a month or so before I finally bought it on the Kindle store One chapter into the story and my thoughts were, What took me so long to get this book I was completely entranced with the book and the characters from chapter one What was refreshing for me was how the author shows the point of view of both Gwyn and Dirk throughout the story I haven t read that many bo [...]

  • About this book 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 himd yet doesn t dare to r [...]

  • Rachelle Rea is a fascinating story teller and lovely writer Her debut novel does not disappoint Rachelle takes you for a historical ride during a time of religious animosity and weaves a captivating story that leaves you wanting The reader can t help but fall in love with her crew of characters

  • Note This post may contain spoilers depending on what you consider spoilers If you don t want to know any of the suspenseful content or the romantic elements between Gwyn and a certain someone, then scroll to the end Some people have their favorite books.Some have their favorite authors.The ones who really love to read have their favorite publishers.Then there are people like me People who, not only love all of the above, but go as far as to have their favorite editors, publicists, and other var [...]

  • I was excited to read this beautiful historical fiction piece by Rachelle Rea, a long time blogging friend She is a talented editor and wordcrafter, so I had been looking forward to her first novel for some time The Sound of Diamonds did not disappoint Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and the study of the Middle Ages something I have always been fond of Here are some of my thoughts on the Sound of Diamonds.The history 5 stars To be honest, it s been awhile since I ve studied this [...]

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