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TALK TO ME
PAT SIMMONS
ISBN# (10)1601629729/(13)978-1601629722
April 2009
Urban Christian (Kensington Publishing Corp)
850 Third Avenue, New York, New York, NY 10022
Trade Paperback
$14.95
328 pages
Christian Fiction
Rating: 4 Cups

Noel Richardson was in a terrible explosion that took away his hearing. When he finds a congregation that extends services to the deaf, he soon finds the love of his life.

Mackenzie Norton has a way of wrapping Noel around her finger after they meet. She is able to sign for him. To Noel, she is his strength and temptation.

Noel hates broken promises. After his accident, he feels things will not be the same in his life. Going to church was the farthest thing from his mind, often frustrating him, until he enters the one where he meets Mackenzie. He likes her attitude and quickly becomes her student, she his teacher. Even though he may not be able to hear, he still has hopes and desires like anyone. There have been dates with other women but none understood him. He enjoys a woman and is not demanding. Living in two different worlds is not always easy. After meeting Mackenzie, his life changes and he begins dreaming of being a husband and having a wife, and he wants her to be a part of it. When things take a turn in their relationship, he can only hope his trust in God will direct their paths in life.

I enjoyed Talk to Me. There were many good points revolving around deaf people and trying to cope with those who do not understand, as well as those that treat the hearing-impaired differently. There are some poignant moments with the characters emotions that make the read even more connective to this reader. I like the part about choosing the engagement ring and Jared’s. Also, the way Mackenzie’s father has deep concerns over his daughter dating Noel is incorporated in a good way. Pat Simmons styles a tender read with a deep message that I found wonderfully written.

Cherokee
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