Nikki's Best Book of 2014: Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
Publication Date: January 25, 2014
Rating: 5 Stars
When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.
Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SAGITTARIUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
For the end of the year our blog decided to do a book that stood out the most to us in 2014. We each had to pick just one book and this choice came very easy to me. There were many books I read throughout 2014 but the book that stuck with me the most was Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. I don’t think I have ever read a book that brought out so much emotion. I think this will always be a book that sticks with me it’s just that touching.
When the book starts out we get a short glimpse of Archer’s POV and then it goes straight to Bree. Bree moves to Pelion, Maine trying to run from her past that she can’t seem to escape. I felt bad for Bree for the loss that she suffered. The first time she meets Archer she is drawn to him and has this slight obsession with getting to know him. Almost everyone in town is rude to Archer and thinks he is deaf and not all right in the head. When Bree spends just 5 minutes with Archer she knows right away there is nothing wrong with him. Yes Archer is mute and can’t talk but he can write and also knows sign language. Bree also knows sign language so it’s like fate stepped in and brought these two together.
What melted my heart so much in this book is how everyone else never took the time to help Archer or get to know him and they all gave up on him really and he was completely alone but Bree was there for him really from day one of her moving to town. Yes these two struggled just like every other couple but the compassion between these two was absolutely breathtaking. One of my favorite parts of this book is when Bree and Archer told each other they loved each other for the first time. I had tears streaming down my face because I could literally feel Archer’s heart being unbroken by the years of damage he had been through. It’s so hard to put this book into words because it’s a book that sticks with you forever and also leaves you speechless after. I laughed, cried, got angry, screamed, and fell in love with these two along their journey. As soon as I finished this book on kindle I immediately contacted Mia and bought a signed copy for my bookshelf because this book means a lot to me. You never know the struggles someone goes through in life and just one small act of kindness by Bree to Archer blossomed into a heartwarming love story that will forever stay with me.
This is a book I recommended to everyone I can and I don’t know if there will ever be another book that measure up to this one.