By: Phyllis Clark Nichols
This is the second book I’ve read by Ms. Nichols. I find it interesting to note that at least two of her novels create strong characters with special needs. In this particular novel, a main character is a deaf man, Mr. Lafferty, who ends up befriending the narrator as a young girl.
Just like the first book I read, I found it a challenge to read. The narration is simple and the writing style elegant, but details about everyday life are a good chunk of narrative, although perhaps it is intentional as the story is told from the point of view of a ten year old girl. The pace was too slow for me, and the mundane details of crocheting or carving birds drove me wonky. I was bored more than interested in the story, no matter that the back cover content had caught my attention.
Unfortunately, this book wasn’t high on my list of great reads.

Silent Days Holy Night

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I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.