The Silent Songbird
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From New York Times bestselling author comes The Silent Songbird!
Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again?
Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village.
Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them.
More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy.Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?
I can't wait for this book to come out! Melanie Dickerson's books are great.They each have a unique twist,and every time I pick one to read I can't put it down.So if you like a book with adventure,romance,humor,and we'll excitement!Then Melanie Dickerson's series are great!
Forgiveness and love create a beautiful story!
The Silent Songbird is a wonderful woven tale of deception, heroics deeds, forgiveness and love.
Evangeline (Eva) is the ward of King Richard whom has given her to the Earl of Shiveley. To escape being married off as a political pawn Eva runs away with a band of peasants, whose leader turns out to be Westley (the son of the Lord of le Wyse). She and her companion tell Westley that she is mute in they're looking for work so he takes them to Glynval to work for his family. All is good, well as good as it can be for someone who has never been a servant, let just say Eva talent is definitely her voice! Until Eva witnesses someone who attacks Westley and she chooses to save him from drowning. In calling for help she reveals her lie and has to face the consequences of that lie on her budding relationship with Westley. The hero and heroine are both learning to forgive each other as well as trusting each other at the same time.
Eva ultimately learns that her true deliver and healing is only found in Christ when she turns her heart and life over to Him. Then she finds the peace and strength to face her future no matter what happens to her.
I loved returning back to Glynval once again and once again Melanie doesn't let the reader down with her humor, faith and romance. Thanks again for the wonderful adventure Mrs. Dickerson!
I received an advanced copy of the book from NetGalley and the author but was not required to leave a review. The review is my honest opinion of the story.
- Level: Grades 8 and Above
- Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
- Published: Nov 08, 2016
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English