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.
My thoughts ya’ll:
Maggie is a vivacious young girl and only child until her dad meets and marries a woman with two kids of her own. She meets Brooks through her new brother and for her six year old mind, it’s love at first sight. Declaring that she’s going to marry him she plans a rehearsal dinner in the woods close to their home. Maggie’s spunkiness comes out from the very beginning and makes you laugh out loud. What she experiences while waiting for him to show up will shape her entire life. It’s what nightmares are made of and you thank Brittainy for not making this a darker read as it so easily could have been. The fact that she lost her voice is frustrating, but the repercussions could have been so much worse.
As an adult, Brooks own tragedy becomes the catalyst for Maggie’s road to recovery. We’ve all had those times where we sulk and remain angry at the world because of our pain. We always take our pain out on the ones we love, and Brooks is no different. Maggie gives Brooks his coming to Jesus moment in an epic way. You fist pump and shout “Yea girl!” when it happens too. They have known each other all their lives and are entwined by her sadness and his love and devotion to her. That’s what makes their love so unique.
I adore this book. It was giving me all the feels. The love scenes were tasteful and the storyline was laugh out loud and heartbreaking all in one. Maggie is spunky even when her world crashes down around her. Brooks is the book boyfriend that makes all the girls sigh and his undying devotion to Maggie brings tears to your eyes. Every one wishes they had that one person that they were undeniably connected to, and Maggie has it with Brooks. The bonus with this book is there are overlapping love stories that make you want to continue reading even more. Can you say spin off story?
The only reason I gave it a 4.5 is because of my frustration with Maggie at times. I know Brittainy intended it to be so because she based Maggies feelings off of her past experiences, but sometimes I just wanted to shout at my kindle screen. But I know that when you’re in the darkness of your past, it’s so easy to stay there.
I didn’t realize for some reason that it’s the same series as The Air He Breathes. I would have to go back and reread to know if it’s the same couples and characters, or if the series is connected in some other way. Now it’s made me add The Fire Between Hi and Lo to my TBR list to round out my Elements reads.
Why you should read it:
If you’re looking for a true romance with an amazing author, definitely read The Silent Waters. You may cry a little, but Maggie’s humor and Brook’s love for her will get you through it.
About the Author:
Brittainy C. Cherry is a coffee and tea loving amazingly talented writer. Her work always make my emotions come crashing into me. She has written some of my absolute favorite romances such as The Air He Breathes and Loving Mr. Daniels. You have to go to her amazon author page here and show her some love because you need her stories in your life.
What was your favorite aspect of Maggie and Brooks’ relationship? Tell me down here.