THE WINTER WITCH by Paula Brackston (click here for review and voting button)
There are times the best thing to say is nothing at all
Morgana has been gifted since birth with the ability to say everything without making a sound. Morgana cherishes the small sights another would take for granted but also vindicates herself when ill-treated. Being married to a man she does not know is the last choice she would have made but her mother insisted and Morgana obeyed.
Quickly Morgana discovers that her new husband, Cai Jenkins and his life is a treasure trove of discovery. The animals delight, the land feeds her intense desire for learning, and Cai is patient and understanding. Cai sees Morgana as his partner even though the conversations are always one-sided. When work is to be done and assignments given she is always the first to do more than her fair share. If not for the evil lurking around always bringing one disaster upon another life would be perfect.
What is wrong Morgana cannot completely grasp but there is one person that seems to want what Morgana has and will take it away at any cost. People fear what they do not understand and one word in the right ear can create an avalanche of ill-conceived judgment.
Paula Brackston has written an intriguing, beguiling, and at times frightening story of two people trying to build a life as a couple. The journey is fraught with pitfalls and challenging experiences but Ms. Brackston brilliantly writes how the best us rises to the most difficult of occasions.