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Beyond the Quiet

After twenty-five years of marriage, Lisa Montgomery thinks her husband's death is the worst that can happen. A month later, she pushes herself out of bed, dresses and even makes plan to move near her daughter. Then she receives notice about her husband's secret post office box
Beyond the Quiet shares the story of one woman's struggle though bitterness, loss, and betrayal, learning to cherish each moment and follow her long-buried dreams. It's the story of how a quiet, passionless widow becomes spirited enough to climb onto her lover's shoulders for a piggyback ride in the nude.




"...sensual, emotional and beautiful."
 M. Jean Pike
Award Winning author of Waiting For The Rain

". . .  about a woman who loses everything - and finds her way back."

Michael Prescott,
NY Times Bestsellng Author, including,
Comes the Dark, Stealing Faces, The Shadow Hunter, and Last Breath

A great read! Ms Hill is a cross between Iris Johansen and Nora Roberts. Then tension kept me spellbound until the end.
Claire M Teeters, editor
Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror 

This book took me on an emotional roller coaster ride; a ride that pulled me along and refused to let me go until it reached its final destination. I was gripped by Lisa’s situation from the opening scenes, and with each turn of the page I found myself making more of an emotional investment. Lisa deals with some tough issues that any woman can sympathize with: an alienated daughter, a friend’s betrayal, a husband’s deceit. The plot took many twists and turns as Lisa made her journey to self-discovery, learning how to love again, how to live again. I was right there in every scene, feeling her joy, her anguish, and her outrage.

Brenda Hill succeeded in creating a character that I truly cared about and even loved, and placed her in a setting that became as real to me as my own neighborhood. Beyond the Quiet is a love story, but more than that, it is a life story. It is the story of what it means to be a woman.

Working Girl Reviews


If I could give more than five cups, I would give 10 or more. Ms. Hill has written Lisa’s story so well that I could barely set the book down to wipe away my tears. Lisa’s journey will have you feeling all she felt. To go from her grief to self discovery to empathy is a truly amazing ride. Each character has a role that plays an enormous part in the story, none less important than another. If you do not add this book to your collection, you will have missed a truly amazing read.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More