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Eloquent Silence

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Lauri is a dedicated young teacher for the deaf. Her past conceals a wound still unhealed, her present is a facade, and she uses her career to hide her loneliness. Drake, daytime TV's most popular star, has two heartaches--the daughter he believes will never have a normal life and the dead wife he can't forget. Jennifer is the beautiful hearing-impaired child who may becom ...more
Paperback, Candlelight Ecstasy #49, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 1982)
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Mo
Feb 13, 2015 Mo rated it liked it
These older SB books are not bad reads. Nothing like her newer, suspenseful reads. I like to dip in now and again.

We have our arrogant hero.


Lauri is a dedicated young teacher for the deaf. Her past conceals a wound still unhealed, her present is a facade, and she uses her career to hide her loneliness. Drake, daytime TV's most popular star, has two heartaches--the daughter he believes will never have a normal life and the dead wife he can't forget.



Liked the heroine. She took no shit from him.
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Emily
When Lauri agreed to consider the personal tutor position for a hearing-impaired girl named Jennifer who was part of her school, she never realized that the father was none other than actor Drake Rivington. Their initial meeting doesn't go over very well, but when Lauri puts aside her frustration with Drake and agrees everything changes.

Drake just wants the best for his daughter. As a widower who loved his wife, Drake has no intention of putting his heart out there again. Lauri though wakes ever
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RomReader *Spoiler Giver*
Deaf-student teacher is hired by attractive soap-opera actor to become his daughter's private, live-in tutor. She has hard time resisting sexual offers of this non-committing hero who promised not to love again after his wife died.

Read this book the 1st time 15 yrs ago & liked it. Just re-read it & could not believe the glaring sexual harrassment behaviors at work here. Even though heroine tells hero clearly that his advances are unwelcomed b/c he hired her as her daughter's private tut
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Terry
Nov 04, 2011 Terry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-author
I have come to adore Sandra Brown and her books!

Until recently, I'd read only a couple of her romantic suspense books, and they were fantastic, but I became distracted by other books before I could read the rest. I recently won one of her books on a goodreads giveaway, and now I'm hooked!
Why am I hooked you ask?
For me, her books are like chocolate... Stress relieving, glorious, rich, almost-sinful, pure reading pleasure. Also, Ms. Brown is a generous author; the book I won came with an extra t
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Joanne
Aug 31, 2012 Joanne rated it really liked it
I have read many of Sandra Brown's books and this one is just as good as the others!! WOW, this author is fantastic!

This time she writes a love story, passion filled, falling in love again.....

Lauri is a young teacher for the deaf. She has a past wound from love that can't be healed, so she thinks. She takes on a job to teach a little deaf girl in her home. Her dad is the one and only good looking hunk tv star Drake. Women fall all over him and Lauri trys to do her best not to follow!

He moves La
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Marilyn
Nov 15, 2011 Marilyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance Book lovers.
Shelves: first-reads
ELOQUENT SILENCE
By Sandra Brown

Copyright 1982 by Sandra Brown
Publisher: Warner Books, Inc.
261 Pages

Sandra Brown has written a beautiful love story with three beautiful characters. It is fast reading and good for escape.

Lauri is a “goody two-shoes” teacher of the deaf who becomes the private tutor of adorable Jennifer, a toddler who is hearing impaired. Jennifer is daughter of a sexy soap opera star who likes to bate Lauri. Of course Drake and Lauri fall in love, but not without complications and
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Robin
When Lauri Parrish is asked to teach a hearing impaired four-year-old American Sign Language, she thought it would be the perfect job. She has second thoughts when she learns that Jennifer's father is Soap Opera Star Drake Sloan. But since Drake will stay in New York for his job and Lauri and Jennifer will live in New Mexico, Lauri agrees. What she doesn't expect is Drake arriving in New Mexico on extended leave from his job and moving in with them.

This story was written in 1982 and feels very d
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Julie Barrett
Feb 29, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing
Eloquent Silence by Sandra Brown
Laurie has agreed to teach his daughter at his home and take her out of the institution she was placed in because he couldn't do it all himself an be a soap opera actor.
She, at dinner, tells Drake about her husband and never wants to talk about it again.
Jennifer is the little girl and they try many things to get her to open up and understand although she is deaf.
She knows she can't love him because he's still in love with his ex-wife.
The girls have traveled to the
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Tila
Apr 04, 2016 Tila rated it it was amazing
Just loved this book and read it so so many times
Lita Bouquard
Jul 03, 2014 Lita Bouquard rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
Ugh, I didn't know this was a reprint of an old Sandra Brown book. Her writing has changed so much for the better since Eloquent Silence was first published in the 80's. The only redeeming part of the plot was the heroine- a widow- who taught sign language. This was a disappointing romance without Brown's usual dialogue and descriptions. Not the same quality as French Silk, or Brown's later suspense type books. Don't bother unless you want a totally mindless read about a tutor whose student has ...more
Dee McGee
May 06, 2014 Dee McGee rated it really liked it
*I received a complimentary copy of Eloquent Silence in exchange for an honest review.

I read Eloquence Silence right after Love’s Encore. I’m glad I did because I really liked this book! I really enjoy celebrity romance reads and this one has a soap opera star as the hero. The Lauri is a teacher for deaf children and is thrown for a loop when she discovers who her new student’s parent is. Drake is a the hottest soap opera star right now and the widowed parent to a young deaf daughter, Jennifer.
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Julie
May 04, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
Eloquent Silence by Sandra Brown is 2014 Grand Central Publishing digital release. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Drake is a widowed soap opera actor and the father of a young girl named Jennifer who is hearing impaired. When a young teacher named Lauri is asked to meet Drake to discuss Jennifer's needs, the two get off on the wrong foot. Drake knows he needs to connect with his daughter and do the right thing by her so she can live a productive life and Lau
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Lynsey A
Oldie but goodie. At times it was dated but other than that it was a very sweet story. I loved Jennifer the little deaf girl. She was too cute. Drake was a great hero and quite seductive. :) This is a good read.

My read was from the original publication as a Candlelight Ecstasy Romance. I may have read the reprint years ago but it didn't seem familiar as I read the book.
Esther
Feb 14, 2011 Esther rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fat read, I liked it a lot. It was super romantic and really cute. The only think I didn't like was Drake's look. I don't really find moustache sexy so i always had to imagine him differently lolXD But the book was great though:D
Janine
Jun 24, 2016 Janine rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, ibooks
Very dated with some very old fashioned concepts and behaviours.
Nina Camarillo
Nov 09, 2014 Nina Camarillo rated it it was amazing
Really fun book to read like the characters...
Shiela
Oct 30, 2014 Shiela rated it it was amazing
It did made me speechless.
Ferne
Oct 22, 2012 Ferne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There is a note to the reader in the front of the book from author Sandra Brown explaining that prior to writing general fiction she wrote romances. The title of “Eloquent Silence” was originally published >10 years ago under her first pen name of Rachel Ryan.
I enjoyed the book for what it is … a happily ever after - short novel of escape … what I personally refer to as a ‘good beach book’. And I absolutely loved the way the author brought the title into the last chapter. It’s a beautiful des
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Barbara McGrath
Jun 04, 2014 Barbara McGrath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eloquent Silence

This was another well written Sandra Brown novel.
Although I would have to say I am in love with Sandra Brown's novels. I don't think I have read anything that she has written that I have not truly enjoyed. I think, I have read every thing that she has written.
she can create some great stories, that the reader can get lost in.
Moose
May 13, 2015 Moose rated it did not like it
This book just screamed sexual harassment. If this is the type of sex-negative, female-demeaning, slut-shaming junk that women liked a few decades ago than no wonder we still have equality issues today. This is considered romantic? I would rather be single my entire life than deal with half the crap that Laurie not only put up with, but passively assisted in happening.
Kath
Feb 04, 2009 Kath rated it really liked it
Really sweet story, December 6, 2008
This story was originally released in the early 80's but is surprisingly timeless.

Lauri is a teacher for the deaf that takes on the position of full time caretaker of the 3 year old daughter of a very popular soap opera star named Drake. Immediately, there's mutal attraction, but both Lauri and Drake have much baggage from previous relationships.

Lauri relocates from New York to Drakes house (estate) out west to take care of Drakes daughter while Drake stays
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Jo
Apr 21, 2009 Jo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I probably would only have given this two stars, but it's partly about a little deaf girl. Which automatically intrigues me, what with my plan to minor in ASL. I do have to say, though, that while saying that the characters would sign to each other, the language itself played a very minor role in the book, especially considering that the title comes from the use of sign. I still don't know if they were using ASL or signing English, which are two very different ways of speaking with the hands. An ...more
Yona
Nov 04, 2011 Yona rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
It was a nice book, but not as nice as Sandra Brown other books.

It just wasn't so emotional, spontaneous, exciting, touching like in the other books.

This is the book i like the less, but i still like it.

Drake is an actor and a single father with a 3 years old deaf girl. He hires a private teacher to teach his little girl the sign language and how to write and read. He lost his wife and don't want to love again - but his daughter teacher is nothing he had imagined. And they fall in love, but befo
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Darcy
Apr 06, 2010 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, audio-book, romance
This book was totally predictable no matter what way the story turned, so why then did I rate it 4 stars, well it was because the 2 main characters Drake and Lauri were great fun. Even though the book is really old, first published in 1982, you couldn't tell with the exception of a scene set in the airport. Lauri is a spitfire and determined to stick to her laurels even with the handsome Drake around, which is hard as he is a soap opera actor and has all that charisma those leading men do. At th ...more
Amany
Interesting

it's a romantic relationship between the teacher of sign language and the father of her young student. as it is an old boot from th he 80s, some practices as spankings are considered as disciplinary act
Desty
Mungkin karena terjemahan lama, ada bbrp bagian yang terasa aneh dan kaku.
Saya tertipu sama covernya. Kirain salah satu tokohnya penari balet, ternyata bukan. Soal.sepatu balet hanya disinggung di bagjan akhir saja.
Chetta
Jan 27, 2016 Chetta rated it did not like it
Old, cliched, boring (took me waaay too long to finish a 185 page book).
A woman described as strong was only pissed off by the man that could be charged with sexual harassment but went along with it because...? she couldn't help herself. Blehh.
Pamela
Dec 03, 2015 Pamela rated it liked it
Meh. It was okay, but was very dated -- it was written in '82 and recently republished with a new cover. Characters were shallow and plot was predictable,
simplistic and not well developed.
Vicki
Mar 05, 2015 Vicki rated it really liked it
This was such a good quick read. It was a romance type book but had some good substance about a deaf child. It was a bit like a very kind Helen Keller and a completely adoring child.
Barbara Jones
Dec 26, 2014 Barbara Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eloquent Silence

I enjoy all her books especially the mystery ones. This book is heart warming and a good read for me
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