Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey
Mr. Grey loves to pull every emotion out of his readers he can, and he does it with such a masterful touch that we keep coming back for more every time. This book is no different, with his trademarked sensitivity and love of children Mr. Grey takes us through a rough winter and spring of a young man’s life with his sick little daughter and the silently neighbor that just wants to hear her squeal in excitement and see Ken’s face relax in a smile. This book almost made me miss my bus stop this morning, and kept me up long past my bed time having to finish it.
Patrick knows what it is to love and lose everything; he was a singer with two albums and a bright future when a mad man with a gun ended his career if not his life. The bullet tore through his throat, taking his vocal cords so he can’t make a sound any longer. He falls in love with the man and his young daughter, especially once the boyfriend cuts out on them when the diagnosis of cancer comes back when Ken’s daughter Hanna gets sick.
The community pulls together in the spring when they are not sure if Hanna will make it to Halloween to give her a Halloween party complete with a handmade Ballerina Barbie costume, then at the end of her last set of treatments in the middle of summer they made sure she got to see the town decked out for Christmas with a party and a visit from Santa Claus. She was so weak; they wanted to make sure she had a Christmas to remember.
I fell in love with these characters from the beginning; all except Mark – the boyfriend – didn’t like his attitude at all from the beginning. Everyone else captured my heart, including the family that fought so hard to keep Patrick with them when he lost everything; they are putting that same love and energy into trying to fulfill a young girl’s dreams. I laughed, and cried and smiled as I fell a little in love with both heroes, so strong in their own way and yet needing each other so much. This book is rated at 5 shinning stars, a must read for anyone that loves romances and children.