Book Reviews of Silent Melody (Kendrick & Marlowe Siblings, Bk 2)

Silent Melody (Kendrick & Marlowe Siblings, Bk 2)
Silent Melody - Kendrick & Marlowe Siblings, Bk 2
Author: Mary Balogh
ISBN-13: 9780425158623
ISBN-10: 0425158624
Publication Date: 8/1/1997
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Silent Melody (Kendrick & Marlowe Siblings, Bk 2) on + 533 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The story of Lady Emily, a deaf-mute loved and protected by her family and her childhood soul mate, Ashley. He is tortured by guilt and a nasty suspicion and returns to England after a 7 year hiatus.. She is a breath away from being betrothed and then all kinds of emotions come up. Altho I love Balogh, this one took a long time to get to the point.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very disappointed in this. It has all of Mary Balogh's worst traits as an author. The heroine is very passive; the hero is emotionally confused and a real "taker" rather than a giver. For example, he

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takes the heroine's virginity and belatedly offers to marry her, but, she wants a kind of independence, and also isn't sure he could ever *love* her... the lame-est sort of delay between a hero/heroine's eventual HEA that an author can put in a romance.

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There's a creepy subtext later on in the story, where a criminally sick man preys on the hero and heroine (especially the heroine). Bleh. I don't understand the raves for this story. I found it a little disturbing, and a lot just plain boring.
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"For readers who really want both history and romance in their historical romances."
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Great story that I've re-read a few times. The heroine cannot hear or speak.
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I really liked the characters in this book and the plot was a little more unusual then most of her books. For some reason though, I found some of the speech a little annoying.
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Enjoyed Silent Melody very much.
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Loved this book! Vintage Mary Balogh. The hero so brave and the heroine even mor brave. A great read.
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Lovely Lovely story.