on September 22, 2016
Genres: Coming Of Age, Love & Romance, New Adult
There are so many words to describe The Silent Waters. Moving. Intense. Heart-breaking. Inspiring. I think I might just stick with those for now and say that it was an emotionally heart-breaking read that not only moved me but inspired me.
At the beginning of the book, we are treated to an adorable, young and vivacious Maggie who is determined to marry Brooks. Brooks is her brother’s best friend and definitely doesn’t want to admit that he has feelings for Maggie. Brittainy captured their young, fun, and cute crushes perfectly. Everything is set for their “wedding”.
That is, until tragedy strikes and changes Maggie. I’m going to be honest, part of it was hard for me to read. Not only did this awful event change her, it changed her entire family dynamic. You can feel the strain of that awful event and the ripple effect it had to her siblings and parents. The only shining light was Brooks. He was the only one who was able to soothe Maggie from the pain, anxiety, and fear that crippled her. Through music and eventually reading he was able to give her some semblance of peace. Brooks was an amazing character. He made my heart soar, made me smile, and swoon all at the same time.
Other Books in the Series
The Air He Breathes
The Fire Between High & Lo