Reading Wednesday | When Silence Sings

Nov 13, 2019 | Bethany House, Historical Romance, Writing Spot

I’ll be honest, historical novel, When Silence Sings, by Sarah Loudin Thomas, wasn’t what I expected. Perhaps I should have read the back copy more clearly. However, once I was into the story, it sucked me right in.

Coleman Harpe has excellent hearing. He also wants to be a preacher. The problem is, his family has been in a feud with the McLeans for generations. Coleman tries to stay out of the conflict, but when his cousin is murdered, he’s not sure how not to hate the murderer.


Serepta McLean keeps an iron fist on her business interests, both legal and illegal. She wants her eldest son to take over the business eventually, but that plan may be derailed when he murders a Harpe.

Despite his contrary emotions, Coleman feels God’s calling to preach to the McLean’s. Now he must decide whether to follow God or his own path.

The story switches from Coleman to Serepta, allowing readers to see the motives from both sides of the feud. Just because Coleman wanted to be a preacher didn’t mean he always handled things Christian-like. And just because Serepta led the enemy didn’t mean she didn’t exhibit sacrificial love.

When Silence Sings takes many twists and turns. The “good guys” and “bad guys” were a challenge to sort out, which was the theme of the story. No matter our intentions, we are all human in the end.

If you’re looking for a unique story that draws you into the drama, check out When Silence Sings. I loved the story.

I received this book free from Net Galley in order to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”