Thursday, May 5, 2016
Song of Silence
Lucy and Charlie Tuttle agree on one thing: they're committed to each other for life. Trouble is, neither of them expected life to look like this. While Charlie retired early, Lucy is devoted to a long-term career . . . until the day she has no choice.
Forced to retire from her position as music educator in a small Midwestern K-8 school, Lucy can only watch helplessly as the program her father started years ago disintegrates before her eyes. As the music fades and a chasm separates her from the passion of her heart, Lucy wonders if her faith's song has gone silent, too. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes.
When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees--and hears--everything.
My thoughts: Cynthia does a wonderful job of bringing this story to life! In a world that is constantly changing, where there is no longer job security or loyalty, Lucy has been content to have found a job she loves teaching music and inspiring young people. When that is taken from her, she must re-evaluate her life and marriage as she struggles to remember who she is.
I could totally relate to Lucy, since I recently quite my job (which I loved) to stay at home with my children (which, I honestly, I love even more). While I have always wanted to be able to do so, it has been quite an adjustment! I can only imagine how much harder it would be if the situation were different and I wasn't going to something I enjoy more.
This is a beautiful book that is bound to touch your heart!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.