Thursday, December 27, 2018

Silent Days, Holy Night

Paperback, ebook

October 30, 2018

by Phyllis Clark Nichols (Author)

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Gilead Publishing 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1683701491

Everyone in town knows Emerald Crest, the green granite mansion atop the highest hill, and the legendary, lavish Christmas festivities that used to light up the nights--and the silence that followed when the parties abruptly stopped many years ago. And everyone has heard whispers about the reclusive, mysterious master of the manor, Henry Lafferty the Second.

When eleven-year-old Julia Russell steps into the great house for the first time and meets Mr. Lafferty, the entire course of her life shifts. He's nothing at all like the rumors she's heard from neighbors and classmates. He's kind and extraordinarily talented--he also happens to be deaf and use a wheelchair. And when she overhears a secret about him, Julia decides it's time for the town to bring Christmas back to Emerald Crest--an act that will change them all forever.

My thoughts: SILENT DAYS, HOLY NIGHT is the first book I read by Ms. Phyllis Clark Nichols, but it most certainly won't be the last. Women's fiction is not a genre I normally look for, but the blurb of this one interested me. 

Written in first person, it starts in the here and  now, but then goes back sixteen years to when she first meets Mr. Lafferty and how knowing him changed her life in so many different ways.

I read this entire story in one day -- except for when my kindle died and I had to charge it for an hour. Very hard to put down. I loved Julia and Mr. Lafferty and the hosts of important secondary characters. 

Highly recommend this book at Christmas time or any time.

I got a copy off Netgalley. All opinions are my own. 




2 comments:

Marilyn R. said...

Christmas stories are always special and this one sounds intriguing. Thank you for sharing, Lollipops.

Mmoore58 said...

What a lovely book, can't wait to read it!

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