Whispering Through Water


Product Details

Monarch Educational Services, L.L.C.
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.63 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author

Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler was raised in West Point, a small town in the Tidewater region of Virginia. From the moment she submitted her first short story to a young author's contest in second grade, Rebecca knew she wanted to be a writer. Her love of writing led her to earn a BA in English and an MEd in English education. She spent several years as a high school teacher, where she also developed a passion for mental health promotion. Rebecca completed an MA in professional counseling, and now serves as an elementary school counselor and a college adjunct psychology instructor. Rebecca also teaches yoga for the young and the young at heart, and she likes to infuse yoga and breath work in her counseling practice wherever she can. She believes the most valuable use of her time is to teach youth how to love and care for each other and the world around them. Her stories share this focus on positive relationships and a love of nature. Rebecca now lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, and a spoiled Siamese cat. You can follow her on Instagram @rebeccawwheeler_author
Terri Moore illustrated the artwork for interior page spreads of Gwyn.


"The author tells a sweet tale that will appeal to YA readers." - Kirkus Reviews

"As Gwyn's senior year of high school comes to an end, she anxiously awaits escaping her small town for college in the big city of Boston. However, her plans are derailed when Aunt Delia, the family matriarch who helped raise Gwyn, withholds the promised money for college tuition. Gwyn is stunned, and after she stumbles upon a mysterious letter to her aunt, Gwyn begins investigating, planning to leverage Aunt Delia's "secret" to get the money. While hunting for this secret, Gwyn meets Isaac, who helps execute her plan, and when she discovers the truth of her aunt's past, she finds an unexpected side to the woman. Wheeler's latest is a gripping coming-of-age story that explores women's independence amid a plot full of mystery and romance. It also highlights the shame many unwed mothers faced in the 1950s and 1960s as well as the unimaginable heartache they faced due to societal pressures. A great read from Wheeler." Booklist

"Whispering Through Water by Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler is a beautiful and honest depiction of teenage angst, high-school romance, and family. With its setting in the 1990s, the book also provides a nostalgic air to the narrative...While the narrative involves a lot of mystery and high-school life, Gwyn Madison's story is also one of love, courage, and perseverance. It is also a reminder of how we should fight for and protect what we love the most. On a different note, this journey through love and redemption is a story of sacrifice and new beginnings." - 5 Star Readers' Favorite

"Wheeler's prose is beautiful, and her dialogue between characters is fantastic. Every character comes alive and feels real and tangible. Anyone looking for a Young Adult story with 90's vibes, lots of family tension and sweet young love, give Whispering Through Water a read. You won't be disappointed!" - Stephanie Cotta, YA Author of The Conjurer's Curse