Monday, June 27, 2022

#BookReview: Silence in the Sound by @CbraleyDianne

Synopsis: On the picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard, an ailing celebrity novelist's famous book about a choice helps his young nurse make a heartrending one of her own. 

Fiery city girl, Georgette's memory of a childhood trip to Martha's Vineyard Island with her father is one of the few good times. Her father was an alcoholic, and her enabler mother chose to stay with him; his addiction was the center of their world. Georgette fled home as soon as she could; years later, as a nurse, she's going back to the island to start her life over. There, she becomes the private nurse for the ailing prize-winning novelist, Mr. S., and becomes enamored with the mysterious Dock, a wash-ashore like her whose disappearing acts only make her crave his love more.

As Georgette cares for Mr. S. and helps him come to terms with the end of his life along Vineyard Sound's beautiful shores, they become friends. His famous book helps her navigate her life as George finds in the running away from her past, she inadvertently ran towards it. She loses herself in her relationship with Dock, who leads her down a road of denial and impossible choices she never thought she'd have to face.

Told through the voice of Georgette. The Silence in the Sound is a provocative coming-of-age debut revealing the lasting effects of growing up in addiction. But it also demonstrates a young woman’s strength as she navigates friendship, love, and heartbreak while finding her hidden strength along the way.


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: So I zoomed through this one in a few hours and I have to say that I really did enjoy it. I do wish that it would have been all in one timeline.  Although the past did add an element to the story. I was more focused on the here and now.  I enjoyed the characters and what Georgette went through as a teen and her trip to Marth's Vineyard.  The story overall is very powerful tale about addition and how to find your own strength inside of yourself. I totally loved Hobo (gotta have a sweet spot for the pups).  I will say that this does feel like a debut author.  It had its issues but I think that Braley is an author to watch out for.  I can see myself reading more from this author in the future.  This one is just over 300 pages and I devoured it in like 5 hours.  So that goes a lot to say it was really good. 

About the Author

A raw, gritty New Englander, Dianne C. Braley, is a registered nurse and freelance writer. Dianne and her family, both human, furry, and feathered, are firmly planted in a small town north of Boston, not far enough away to lose her city edge. After falling in love with Martha's Vineyard on a weekend visit as a girl, she returns every summer, reigniting her passion for writing in the magical place that inspired it.

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