Brian Brian Veillard
I am about to finish rereading Silent Melody and have had my original view confirmed that this is the most poignant, tear-jerking story that Mary has written. Her ability to engineer a happy ending was stretched to the limit, but she succeeded. Being a deaf mute in the 18th century must have been frightening, especially if this was from birth. Despite her handicap Emma manages to become the most wonderful heroine that I have encountered. Many, many thanks Mary.