Title: Archer's Voice
Author: Mia Sheridan
Release Date: January 25, 2014
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.
Mrs Kellan Kyle's review :
I just finished reading Archer’s Voice for the second time. Yes, it’s that good! I read it for the first time when it came out, and heard the author sold the screenplay so I decided to give it another read before a possible movie comes out - please make it happen :-)
After going through a trauma, young college graduate Bree Prescott decides to take the road and ends up renting a cottage in small-town Pelion, Maine. There, she encounters the mysterious Archer Hale. Archer doesn’t speak, he’s a 23 year old recluse and has barely any interactions with people in Pelion.
However, when Bree and Archer meet, we can feel the instant connection « As I stared at him, it felt like something moved between us, almost as if I should reach out and try to grab the air surrounding our bodies - like perhaps my hand would come back holding something tangible, something warm and soft. »
I’m usually irked by female characters in romance novels, but Bree is a relatable character, she’s sweet, compassionate and straightforward despite all the terrible things that happened to her.
The book is told mainly from her POV, but in my opinion, Archer is the real main character. He’s a complex character whom discovers himself as the story goes on. Bree is the trigger that takes him through the journey of that discovery, and as we read, we find all the different layers of his personality that were hidden under all that hair and beard.
I liked that some chapters were told from Archer’s POV so we can understand his background story, and where he’s coming from.
It’s their past history and the trauma they both lived that brings these two characters together. Bree and Archer have to learn trust, self-confidence and love together. It’s what makes their relationship so moving and adorable.
All in all, this was a great book that I would recommend to anyone who loves strong female characters and hot 23 year old fast learning virgin guys ;-D
My favorite quote: « She asked me the sign for love and I spelled out your name. (…) I think love is a concept, and each person has an individual word for what sums it up for them. My word for love is Bree. »