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Eloquent Silence
Eloquent Silence
Author: Sandra Brown
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, day-time TV's most popular star, has two secrets -- the daughter he believes may never have a normal life and the dead wife he can't forget. — Jennifer is the beautiful...  more
ISBN-13: 9780446360517
ISBN-10: 0446360511
Publication Date: 1/1/1995
Pages: 288
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3.7 stars, based on 136 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Lauri leave the Big Apple to take a job as a private tutor for the deaf child of widowed soap star Drake Rivington at his home in Santa Fe. Sparks fly when he returns home from shooting and finds that in addition to being her tutor, Jennifer thinks of Lauri as a surrogate mom figure. Lauri falls for Drake but lives in the shadow of Susan, his perfect ballerina wife. Their loneliness, love for Jennifer and mutual passion bring them closer together, but Lauri still feels like a pale version of ethereal Susan.
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Very, Very Great story. Hard not to get caught up in it.
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A teacher of the deaf is hired to teach the hearing-impaired daughter of s handsome soap opera star.

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  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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 dated. Lauri is afraid her reputation will be ruined if people find out she is living in the same house as Drake. The heroine also jumps to all kinds of wild conclusions about Drake and his past. She believes he still loves his deceased wife and can't possibly love her. I was totally bored with that. The saving aspect of this book was the storyline of teaching young Jennifer to communicate with others. My rating: 2 Stars.
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This book really hit home with me as I loved any book that deals with Deafness. When the author spoke for the little girl she actually used a written form of ASL which made the book more authentic for me.
The story is sweet and is a total romantics dream!

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