By: Mia Sheridan
5 “Town Crazy” Stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance; Disability
Price: $3.99 for Kindle; Free on Kindle Unlimited
Quick Thoughts: Perfect.
Archer’s Voice is a beautiful tale of a mute man living in a quiet lakeside town, who due to his reclusive nature, and inability to speak is deemed the “town crazy” and is an outcast. Archer, raised by his uncle who indeed was suffering from mental illness, lost his voice in an accident when he was young. Now as an adult, he is painfully shy, mysterious man who Bree meets when she moves into town.
Bree is a 23-year old woman, who moved to the small town in search of a new life. When she bumps into the scraggly bearded, long haired town mute, she feels a connection to him because of her late deaf father. Despite everyone else in town writing him off, Bree pursues a friendship with him and is able to communicate with him because she understands sign language, and we get to experience their relationship progress from friendship to love.
“I didn’t know enough to dream you, Bree, but somehow you came true anyway. How did that happen?” He rubbed his nose along mine, pausing and then pulling back again. “Who read my mind and knew exactly what I wanted, even when I didn’t?”
Archer’s Voice is one of those books that had me hooked from the very beginning, and unable to put it down. I loved both characters and how they cared deeply for the other. This story at times was sad and tragic, but in others so breathtakingly sweet even my jaded heart felt a tug, and fell in “book love” with Archer. Great story, well written with excellent pacing. I only wish it didn’t end!