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A coming of age story about faith, love, and overcoming society's prejudices during the American Antebellum period.

In 1810, Lucy Hallison suffered from a severe illness at the age of three, and later recovered, a deaf-mute. Unable to relate to the world in which she lives, she’s often ignored and sometimes treated with cruelty. Until a boy, Samuel Burke, steps into her
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Published January 14th 2020
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TITLE: REVEREND OF SILENCE
AUTHOR: Pamela Sparkman
SERIES: standalone
RELEASE DATE: January 14, 2019
GENRE: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance
THEMES & TROPES: Disability
RATING: 5 Stars
CLIFFHANGER: No

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I need to tell you a story. I need to tell someone—if you’re willing to listen. Really listen. That will be the crux of this story. Listening. And not with your ears, but with your mind, your heart. Your soul. It was how she taught me to listen. And it
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Claire Robinson
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 - I need to tell you a story… Stars!

Once again Pamela Sparkman took me on a journey through a place and time that I didn’t have a huge amount of previous knowledge on, starting out in Bridgeport, Connecticut 1814, eight year old Samuel Burke is a character you grow to love as Reverend of Slience unfolds.

When we first met. I was only eight years old…

But it’s not just him; siblings Lucy & Noah Hallison have their own integral and pivotal points of view to add to this unique story as
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Anne OK
AMAZING! In a richly moving and extraordinary novel, Pamela Sparkman’s newly released coming of age story is thoughtful and compassionate and empowering.

The author has told her story as it was meant to be told and done so admirably. You'll find no spoilers -- it's not my purpose to regurgitate the telling of a perfect story -– only to share my feelings and thoughts.

Painfully beautiful and mesmerizing, each page was like a magnet drawing me deeper into the wonders and inspiration. While evoking
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Title: Reverend of Silence
Series: standalone
Author: Pamela Sparkman
Release date: January 14, 2020
Cliffhanger: no
Genre: literary fiction



“If I was your warmth and your refuge, you were my shining ray of light in an otherwise dark world.”

Where do I even begin in trying to explain the beauty of this story? It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Pamela Sparkman's work, but she has really outdone herself with Reverend of Silence. It's easily in my top three favorites of hers, and I only say that
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Malene
I couldn’t fathom the challenges the deaf people faced in the 1820’s but they were pretty huge. Reverend of Silence is a fantastic book. A powerful and inspiring book. The author tells her story through two families. Samuel Burke and his reverend father and mother.
Lucy Hallison, her brother Noah, their 3 other older siblings and their parents.
Lucy is a deaf 7 year old who is invisible to her family and her surroundings. That is until Samuel enters her classroom and changes not only her life
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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‘I need to tell you a story. I need to tell someone – if you’re willing to listen. Really listen. That will be the crux of this story. Listening. And not with your ears, but with your mind, your heart. Your soul. It was how she taught me to listen. And it will be how I teach you.’

The Reverend of Silence is one of the most stunningly written coming of age stories we’ve read in a long time. Pamela Sparkman transported us back to where this story begins -1814- with her words and we were enthralled
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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‘I need to tell you a story. I need to tell someone – if you’re willing to listen. Really listen. That will be the crux of this story. Listening. And not with your ears, but with your mind, your heart. Your soul. It was how she taught me to listen. And it will be how I teach you.’

The Reverend of Silence is one of the most stunningly written coming of age stories we’ve read in a long time. Pamela Sparkman transported us back to where this story begins -1814- with her words and we were enthralled
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Robyn
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I consider myself a pretty well read reader and while I may like a lot of books and give them a five star rating because they are great reads, there is always that one book that stands out from all of the others. Pamela Sparkman has done this once before with her previous book, Back to Yesterday, and now once again with Reverend of Silence. Sparkman has such a way with words and immersing you into a scene and I found myself sighing over and over again. Her prose is just so lyrical and completely ...more
Shannon
I’d thought being stared at was the worst thing for someone to be exposed to. I was wrong. Being invisible was. And Lucy Hallison had been invisible to mostly everyone. But not anymore. “I see you, Lucy. I promise I do.”

It's been 2 days since I finished Reverend of Silence, and once again Pamela Sparkman has left me at a complete loss when it comes to trying to put down in words my thoughts for one of her books. I'm sitting here thinking about this story, wishing I had the skill to write a
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Pamela Sparkman
Nov 22, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
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Publication Date: January 14, 2020
Genre: Literay Fiction
Series n/a; standalone

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REVEREND OF SILENCE is a coming of age story about faith, love, and overcoming society's prejudices during the American Antebellum period. I can't tell you how much this story has changed me. It has left an indelible mark on my soul. And I'm
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Title: Reverend of Silence
Author: Pamela Sparkman
Genre:Historical, Romance, Coming of Age, Young Adult
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If there’s one thing a new reader can expect when picking up a Pamela Sparkman novel, it’s simply this.
Be prepared for incredible storytelling.
And, Reverend of Silence, maybe her strongest outing yet, and that truly is saying something given the epic fantasy realms she’s written about and the love stories she’s penned. Ones born out of the purest
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Dahlia Burroughs
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Strength isn’t about feeling strong. Strength is feeling weak and standing up anyway.

While we have much in the way of assistance for blind people nowadays, this wasn’t the case for people in the early 1800s. Deaf people were treated as if they had an affliction from God, as if God had cursed their families, and they were tormented.

The cruelty of some people knew no bounds. At times entire families were not welcome in church or the town because it was believed they would spread the curse. Some
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Chitra
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's a beautifully written book and beautifully told story. Every character in this book has their roles and I can't just forget them. Lucy, especially, has become one of my all time favorite heroines and I learnt a lot by reading this book. Everyone needs to read Reverend of Silence.
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Pamela Sparkman grew up in Alabama. She became an avid reader at a young age. The written word has always fascinated her and she wrote her first short story while still in elementary school. Inspiration for her stories always begins with a song. She believes music is the pulse of life and books are the heart of it.

When she isn’t writing, however, she’s spending time with her family and taking one
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“I may not have been a part of Bridgeport, but Bridgeport was a part of me. It was where I had grown up. It was where Noah and I had played together. It was where I’d met Sam. How could I not love a town that had brought me the best thing I’d ever known? Sam.” 0 likes
“Time, it seemed, was a cruel albatross around the heart of those who loved and couldn’t have. Time always seemed to be saying . . . not yet . . . wait . . . wait . . . wait.” 0 likes
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