THE SILENT NOTE
1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403
Rating: 3 Cups
Maria Weisman is an antique collector excited to bid on an old piano. She has no idea the piano she purchases carries an intimidating secret long hidden beneath the keys.
John Weisman works in financial planning and stockbrokerage. Everything in his life is on the upswing until Maria is diagnosed with an illness, causing his job to quickly spin downward.
When the local library auctions off an old piano, Maria is thrilled to obtain ownership of the antique. She had no idea a month later she would learn she has acute leukemia. She closes her shop and decides what antiques to keep and others to discard. The piano is a keeper, for sure. A year later, John still faces the terrible loss with Maria gone, as he feels his life is in limbo. He tries to raise Melissa, now five, the best he can. After Melissa begins taking piano lessons, John discovers a keepsake box inside the piano. Maria always wanted to know if there was a story behind any of the antiques. The photo and letters inside the box indeed make him curious. He is determined to unravel the mystery connected to the keepsake box and piano.
This book really reaches deep into the heart and soul. There were times I had to reach for a tissue; I was overcome with joy or brief sadness. Patrick Davis brings believable characters to life whether in the present day or 1914. His storytelling pulls the reader into the era of the story and grips the audience. I was moved by the way John took care of Melissa after Maria’s death, and how they bonded. The Silent Note speaks loudly of loving, sharing, losses, and discovering what is important in one’s life. An absolutely breathtaking read that captures the heart.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More