Novels and Nonfiction from Rachelle Rea Cobb
something for everyone, from the story-lover to the story-teller
Looking for a romantic read with a touch of suspense? Check out my three-book Steadfast Love series and meet the girl who wears glasses and the red-headed hero who saves her from herself. Find an entertaining escape centered on hope in Dirk and Gwyn’s story.
Gillian Bronte Adamsauthor of Orphan's Song and Out of Darkness Rising
In The Sound of Silver, Rachelle Rea Cobb weaves a tremendous tale that takes flight with vivid prose and lands with complex characters caught up in the turbulent times of the Reformation. Like a cup of tea on a cold winter’s night, The Sound of Silver hits the perfect spot. It warms you from the inside out and leaves you feeling beautifully contented while the wind howls deliciously of danger outside your door. This is one novel you won't want to miss.
Laura Anderson Kurkauthor of Glass Girl and Perfect Glass
In her much-anticipated second novel The Sound of Silver, Rachelle Rea Cobb invites readers to step into 16th century life through her irresistibly rich prose. Rachelle continues the story of Dirk and Gwyneth as they navigate loss, fear, and love at a time marked by intense turmoil and faith-shaking questions. A deeply moving, historically accurate, thrilling adventure for all!
Laura Frantzauthor of The Mistress of Tall Acre
With a lovely style that is mature and seasoned, at an enviable professional level, readers are in for a real treat with Rachelle's debut. Beautifully written, The Sound of Diamonds is a gem. An unusual heroine, a unique setting, and a heart-stopping hero make this a must-read for historical fiction fans. Encore, Rachelle Rea Cobb!
Melanie Dobsonaward-winning author of Chateau of Secrets and The Black Cloister
Rachelle Rea Cobb’s debut novel transports readers back to the danger and mystique of Europe during the 1500s. Rich in church history and woven together with romantic suspense, The Sounds of Diamonds is a fascinating story and stellar debut. I look forward to reading more from Rachelle Rea Cobb!
Dawn Crandallaward-winning author of The Everstone Chronicles
Readers of Jody Hedlund's medieval YA series and Melanie Dickerson's fairytale-based YA novels will love Rachelle Rea Cobb's The Sound of Diamonds.
Laura Anderson Kurkauthor of Glass Girl and Perfect Glass
The Sound of Diamonds is a rare treat for young adult readers who love historical fiction. Rea’s prose is rich and exquisite and her story is impeccably researched. She gives readers a stunning setting and layered, flawed characters who, in finding their way through a dangerous and dark time, made me want to know everything about the Iconoclastic Fury. I’m a huge fan!
Tessa Emily HallYA author of Selah Award Finalist Purple Moon and Unwritten Melody
In her eloquently-written debut novel, Rachelle Rea brings a story of grief and restoration, heartache and redemption. Dirk’s love for Gwyn kept me flipping the pages, and I found it to be the perfect illustration of God’s adoration for His children: Gentle and unconditional, despite our anger and misjudgments. This well-researched historical novel accurately portrays the language of the sixteenth century, enticing the reader to be swept away on a journey from the very first page … one that they will certainly not forget.
Sara Goffauthor of I Always Cry at Weddings and founder of the global education charity Lift the Lid, Inc
Beside being a great storyteller and knowing her subject (in this case the Reformation), Rachelle Rea Cobb is a stunning writer. I felt pulled into the action from page one, wanting to know what will happen next. The story starts in the Low Countries of Holland, during the height of the Reformation, and Rachelle does not shy from the violence and confusion of the times. This young writer has a promising career as a novelist ahead of her!
How about a writing guide that will propel you on the path to publication? Check out Write Well. If you want advice on how to craft your own story, look no further.
Sarah Holmanauthor of Kate's InnocenceMost books on the subject of grammar are either dull or daunting. This book grammar down into manageable chunks that won't overwhelm. I was excited to find that the rules aren't as difficult as I imagined! I plan to keep a copy of this book handy during the editing process of all my books.
Lena Goldfinchauthor of The Brides SeriesLooking for a short, pithy guide to writing well? Write Well offers practical advice on grammar, told in Rachelle's friendly, approachable voice. It's like having a best friend sit down with you to go over the basics.
Leslie L. McKeeEditorIf you're looking for quick and easy tips to correct and tighten your writing, then this is definitely a book for you to check out. It is a handy tool for writers of any level, from the novice blogger to the experienced, bestselling veteran. Cobb mixes humor with the (sometimes dry) rules of grammar, including the basic items every writer should keep in mind when trying to relate to their reader. Numerous examples and additional resources are included. (This is a useful book for fellow editors to have on their desk, too!)
Natasha Metzlerauthor of Pain Redeemed and Counting Grains of SandThis book is exactly what I have been needing to hone my grammar skills without stifling my creativity. Rachelle's straightforward and easy-to-understand style is perfect for my growth as a writer, and I'll also be using it as a tool in homeschooling my children!
Tessa Emily HallYA author, Jr. Agent at Hartline Literary, and YA Acquisitions Editor for Illuminate YA
Attention grammar-geeks and grammar-haters alike: Write Well is a new writing craft bookshelf necessity. Written in a humorous and conversational tone, this short yet insightful grammar guide will remind you of why mastering grammar is important, how you can use it to better relay your message, and it'll refresh your knowledge of the basic grammar skills you learned (and forgot) in school. Don't make your editor clean up your overuse of exclamation marks! Apply the grammar tips Rachelle covers in Write Well; trust me, your editor will thank you for your lack of comma splices.
V. Joy Palmerauthor of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations
Looking for a grammar guide that doesn't fill your soul with dread? Look no further! Write Well: A Guide to Grammar is a wonderful tool for experienced authors and novice writers alike! Rachelle Rea Cobb seamlessly weaves the rules of grammar and humor together. Add Write Well: A Guide to Grammar to the top of your TBR pile!
Stephanie Morrillcreator of GoTeenWriters.com and author of The Lost Girl of Astor Street
This handy book makes the rules of grammar accessible and enjoyable. If you're looking for a guide that can explain grammar to you in a clear, quick way, then Write Well is the one for you.
Rachelle's attention to detail combined with her friendly writing voice make Write Well a grammar guide that is actually fun to read! Short and sweet, Write Well will equip you with the knowledge you need in language you can understand. From commas to em dashes, Rachelle doesn't just tell you what they are for---like any good writer, she shows you how to (and how not to) use them.
- History buffs will love how the Steadfast Love series centers around the Iconoclastic Fury, i.e. the Dutch Revolution. Never heard of it? There’s one reason to read my books right there!
- Romantics will enjoy the swoon-worthy hero, who is kinda sorta fashioned after my own real-life hero, my husband. The Steadfast Love series hero shares a name with my husband–even though I’d not yet met or married him when I wrote my books!
- If you want to be an author yourself, Write Well will give you the tools you need to write like one.
- Writers, you must pick up a copy of my grammar guide, Write Well. Understand the rules of writing so that you can get back to the real work: actual writing!
When I was in college and tired of writing papers (I was a Communication major and an English minor, so I wrote a lot of papers!), I turned to story. Because the truth is that I love writing, and I can’t function without putting pen to paper–or fingers to keyboard, as the case may be! The Steadfast Love series was born out of a love of history, a passion for true love, and a desire to show that God is the Source of all Hope.
Five months after I graduated, I signed a three-book deal with my dream publisher.
Now I work as a freelance editor, coaching writers on the path to publication by teaching them how to structure their writing so that they can make more room for the art and heart of writing. Write Well, my nonfiction debut, is the product of years of working as an editor.
“It is a joy to work with Rachelle. Her skill and professionalism are top notch. I appreciate her attention not only to grammar, punctuation, and typos, but also to story details that weren’t consistent. Her eyes on my manuscript have definitely made it better than it was before. I highly recommend her work.”
It's been an amazing experience to have Rachelle work her magic on my blog posts. She refines my sentences and paragraphs into cohesive thoughts that are 10x better than before, and her feedback regarding intent and flow are invaluable! Already, Rachelle has saved me so much time editing my own work.
Gretchen LouiseMentoring Digital Wordsmiths
Rachelle is one of those people that I always want to be the first to read every blog post I write, every email sequence I draft. Not only is she quick to graciously notify me of the typos or stylistic inconsistencies she finds, but she is kind enough to tell me when I could explain something better or make a sentence read more smoothly. And even though Rachelle knows the grammar rules, she knows there is always a time and place to break them. I'm grateful for her attention to detail and her friendly editing style!
Natasha Metzlerauthor of Pain Redeemed and Counting Grains of Sand and exceptional blogger
I was so pleased with Rachelle’s prompt service, her ability to help maintain my writing voice while polishing it up, and her uplifting and encouraging spirit. Definitely an editor worthy of her title. I will be using her services again.
Stephanie Morrill & Jill Williamsonmulti-published authors of Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book
Rachelle has a sharp eye and kind heart, which makes her an excellent proofreader. She was very easy to work with and met our tight deadline with no problems. Next time we need proofreading, we’ll definitely ask Rachelle!
I’m so blessed to have worked with Rachelle! Her education shines in the way she combed through my story with care. Rachelle expertly balances critique with encouragement in a way that shows her heart for writers…and their future readers. Her engagement in my character’s lives and plight was only a testament of her commitment to the projects she takes on. Having her eyes on my manuscript not only gave me great ideas for sharpening up the details, but it also spurred me forward.
Lisa T. Bergren
I loved working with Rachelle. She was sharp, fast, clear in her notes, and covered everything from little typos to bigger issues that would have been seriously embarrassing had we missed them and gone to print. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll be using her editorial expertise on my next project.