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 » hearing-impaired child who may become a pawn between the man and the woman she needs most.
Now, in a chic New Mexico arts community, the three are given a chance to be a family, but first each must find a voice to express the deepest fears and greatest needs of the heart.« less
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.
A lovely young teacher of the deaf has invested everything in her career to fight loneliness and the pain of her past. When the hearing-impaired daughter of widowed soap opera heartthrob Drake Sloan becomes her pupil, all their lives change. Laurie vows to tolerate this difficult man in order to provide the special tutoring and love his deaf daughter needs.
Eloquent Silence, a reprint novel from Sandra Brown, is a sweet and endearing love story. Drake Rivington is a popular soap opera star, who is still trying to get over his deceased wife. Drake has a young daughter, Jennifer, who is deaf. Feeling that Jennifer needs a tutor to help her Drake hires Lauri Parrish, a teacher for the deaf. Lauri moves into Drake's house to help Jennifer, while Drake is on location for the soap opera. Sparks fly when Drake comes home for a break from his work. Eloquent Silence is a love story that will pull you in and grab hold of your heart. It is so easy to love Jennifer and wonderful to see her learn how to sign and even speak some words. While the little girl is winning your heart, her father and Lauri are falling in love. How sweet a novel
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.
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!