Beautifully written, The Sound of Diamonds is a gem of a debut. An unusual heroine, a unique setting, and a heart-stopping hero make this a must read for historical fiction fans. Encore, Rachelle Rea!
Laura Frantz, author of The Mistress of Tall Acre
The Sound of Diamonds is a rare treat for young adult readers who love historical fiction. Rea's prose is rich and exquisite and her story is impeccably researched. She gives readers a stunning setting and layered, flawed characters who, in finding their way through a dangerous and dark time, made me want to know everything about the Iconoclastic Fury. I'm a huge fan!
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 certainly not forget.Tessa Emily Hall
Laura Anderson Kurk, author of Glass Girl and Perfect Glass
, YA author of Selah Award Finalist Purple Moon
Rachelle Rea's debut novel transports readers back to the danger and mystique of Europe during the 1500s. Rich in church history and woven together with romantic suspense, The Sounds of Diamonds is a fascinating story and stellar debut. I look forward to reading more from Rachelle Rea!
Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of Chateau of Secrets and The Black Cloister
Readers of Jody Hedlund's new medieval YA series and Melanie Dickerson's 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
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. She wrote the Sound of Diamonds the summer after her sophomore year of college.