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Free read ´ Invisible, as Music ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Henrietta Cochran has spent nearly forty years dealing with the effects of the polio she contracted in Her braces and crutches restrict her define her but they also give her independence Almost She hates that she has become increasingly reliant on a sAtterInto her life sails Meryn Fleming out outspoken and fiercely political She s young enthusiastically diving into her first job as a history professor at the local college When she falls almost literally into Henrietta s path she seems like a godsendLittle does Henrietta know that this young woman is about to upend her carefully structured existence Ryn challenges everything barging right through the walls Henrietta has built to keep others at a. This is heavy I finished the book closed my kindle and just sat on the couch thinking about so many things In life That s what this book will probably do to you it will make you think Whatever it is that you will think of because it will have to relate to you but you won t just end the book and open the tv go for a walk or go meet friends for drinks right away No you will sit and think I might be rambling here I know so back to my review it s a wonderful wonderful wonderful read It This is heavy I finished the book closed my kindle and just sat on the couch thinking about so many things In life That s what this book will probably do to you it will make you think Whatever it is that you will think of because it will have to relate to you but you won t just end the book and open the tv go for a walk or go meet friends for drinks right away No you will sit and think I might be rambling here I know so back to my review it s a wonderful wonderful wonderful read It s about love sacrifice heartache Art women s rights suffering injustice and most importantly I repeat again LOVE I highly recommend this read

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Henrietta Cochran has spent nearly forty years dealing with the effects of the polio she contracted in Her braces and crutches restrict her define her but they also give her independence Almost She hates that she has become increasingly reliant on a series of live in companions to help her For some reason the companions never seem to want to stay very long So Henrietta retreats further and further into her art where her physical limitations don t m. I ll start with a confession these reviews are gettingandpersonal aren t they age gap romances make me uncomfortable I m not judging or rather if I m judging anyone it s myself I have trouble understanding them It s all in my head I know For the physical part I can see loving an older or younger body but even writing that makes me cringe And I struggle with imagining two people with a substantial age difference holding each other s interest long enough for a relation I ll start with a confession these reviews are gettingandpersonal aren t they age gap romances make me uncomfortable I m not judging or rather if I m judging anyone it s myself I have trouble understanding them It s all in my head I know For the physical part I can see loving an older or younger body but even writing that makes me cringe And I struggle with imagining two people with a substantial age difference holding each other s interest long enough for a relationship to grow Especially nowadays with the world changing so fast Once again I m not saying it can t be I m saying it s difficult for me to imagine When I read if the characters are well written I become them I feel what they feel I hurt when they hurt I m happy when they are Characters in age gap romances unsettle me I feel things I m not sure I understand It s good for me I guess It takes me out of my comfort zone And the thing is it doesn t really matter whether I understand or not does it Invisible as Music both is and is not an age gap romance As I m getting used to with Caren J Werlinger s books it s different unexpected Most of my books aren t romances in the accepted sense but they re all love stories she writes in the acknowledgments page of this bookHenrietta Cochran contracted polio when she was 15 in 1945 Almost forty years later she still lives in the house her parents built around her needs in Bluemont NY needing live in companions ever since her parents death She has never allowed herself to want or need anything other than being alive She s involuntarily closed herself off protecting herself from the outside world She s convinced no one is interested in her and others only talk about her disability her braces and her crutches Her life is dull and colourless her only respite her art Her so called friends are the women she plays bridge with at the country club The only person she s vaguely close to is Bonnie the woman who comes and clean her house and cook for her on a weekly basis Her companions are employees never Until she meets Ryn At twenty three Meryn Fleming is a new History teacher at the local Catholic college Despite her colleagues unabashed misogyny she s full of energy and joie de vivre Henrietta s coldness doesn t fool her nor does it scare her and she deliberately ignores the walls she s built around herself bringing warmth and new friends including young and wise nuns into Henrietta s life Invisible as Music is a wonderful and unusual love story and an awakening of sorts to love and beyond to the world For Ryn and Henrietta to allow their love to exist they have to overcomethan a significant age difference and Henrietta s health issues The main part of the story takes place in 1983 1984 At first the fact that the setting was the middle of the Reagan era didn t seem to matter that much except to establish a specific atmosphere Then as the 1984 presidential election came closer the political aspect and with it Meryn s involvement and conseuently Henrietta s becameandsignificant I was thirteen in 1984 and I m French so I don t remember much about it but this election marked the first time a woman was on a major party s presidential ticket in the US Geraldine Ferraro running as Vice President with Walter Mondale as the Democratic candidate for PresidentIf I had to summarize this book in a few words or sentences I m not good at limiting myself obviously I d say it s about the definition of love of what makes a relationship It s also about how society evolves or doesn t evolve in regards to women and minorities It s about finding your place and acknowledging your worth About not letting others define who you are I don t know if it s a romance but it s definitely a love storyI never know exactly how to write about Caren J Werlinger s books The best I can say about this one is that it s uietly beautiful Read it I received a copy from the author and I am voluntarily leaving a review

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Invisible as MusicDistanceTo Ryn Henrietta is an enigma prickly and easily insulted at the slightest suggestion that she can t do things for herself a brilliant artist capable of producing the most beautiful paintings and sometimes when Henrietta doesn t realize she s letting her guard down a tender and sensitive womanWith Meryn s youthful optimism pitted against Henrietta s jaded acceptance of the world as it is life will never be the same for either of themWords. There are some books that you read that reach right into you and help you tell your own story maybe not literally but the emotional truth of what you ve been wanting to say for the longest I feel that way about Invisible As Music Henrietta is 53 and has carved a routine that from the outside appears full especially for a woman her age who has battled the effects of Polio her entire adult life church on Sundays Bridge with her coifed Country Club friends and hours of creating paintings of There are some books that you read that reach right into you and help you tell your own story maybe not literally but the emotional truth of what you ve been wanting to say for the longest I feel that way about Invisible As Music Henrietta is 53 and has carved a routine that from the outside appears full especially for a woman her age who has battled the effects of Polio her entire adult life church on Sundays Bridge with her coifed Country Club friends and hours of creating paintings of the local natural beauty with enough skill to sell to galleries Her parents left her money so she lives in a big house by herself which is the problem Fiercely independent but still needing help After her last live in companion leaves the new 23 year old college professor in town agrees to move in and take over that role It s the late 80 s and politics are front and center for the idealistic Ryn who is determined to fight Reagan era injustices and discrimination against women and lgbt She does not flinch from taking on the big boys in town and at the college She s energy and light People love her because she sees everyone That in essence is why I believe Henrietta and Ryn fall in love They see each other and it s about as romantic and achingly tender as you can get The author s writing is magic with an incredible flow and subtleties that sunk my heart One of my favorites now and I wish I could give it 6 deserved stars