Friday, September 23, 2016

Release Blitz & Book Review: The Silent Waters by Brittainy C. Cherry

The Silent Waters
by Brittainy C. Cherry
 Series: Romance Elements #3
Genre: Romance
Release Date: September 22nd, 2016


Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday's hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow's promises.

I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones - the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones - all included him.

I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.

This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.

Of moments.

(Book Three in the Elements Series. Complete Standalone.)
Buy now:


#1 The Air He Breathes

#2 The Fire Between High & Lo

About the author:
Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing--poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.

 My review:

This was the most unexpected story and the first book that I've read by Brittainy C. Cherry but definitely not the last one. I honestly have no words to describe this book because it seems like all the words left me. This was such a beautifully written, heartbreaking story that left me speechless and emotionally raw.

The Story:
Maggie was a bright and happy child until one horrid event took her voice and bright spirit away. The only thing keeping her from drowning is Brooks, he is her anchor.
This is not only the story of Maggie and Brooks but also of the moments that define their lives and of those that not only change them but also affect the people surrounding them.

"I hadn't known you could hear someone's voice so clearly in the silent Moments."

It's about life showing us its ugly side, where we have to decide how to deal with it and whether we choose pushing through and coming out of it stronger or letting it destroy us.

The world keeps spinning because your heartbeats exist.”

I loved that the story was written in Maggie's and Brook's POV and even though the time often jumped years ahead – which I normally don't like at all – I didn't feel like I missed out on much.
The writing was amazing and I felt the characters' emotions as if they were my own.
I was surprised at how this story touched me so deeply. Compared to all the eroticas, horror or action packed stories out there, this one seemed almost ordinary yet it was anything but. Especially the family's reactions made me reflect some crucial moments in my life and how the behaviour of some people took part in shaping me to the person I am today.

I was captured by all those sometimes overwhelming emotions and the life changing moments in this book. It wasn't always sad, it sometimes even made me laugh out loud or at some parts scream in anger but it mostly made my heart ache for those two people that walked a hard path in life.

I've never read a bittersweet story like this before and it will stay with me for a long time, that I'm sure of.

Side note: If you're wondering why I gave 4.5 stars even though I loved this book so much, I have to be honest and tell you that sometimes the story felt a bit long which alone wouldn't have me give less stars but there was actually one thing that bothered me in the story and I can't tell you what it was because it would give away the ending.

-- I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. --

No comments:

Post a Comment