Sandra Brown's Eloquent Silence was first released in 1982.
Sandra Brown - Eloquent Silence book description:
Lauri is a dedicated young teacher for the deaf. Her past conceals a wound still unhealed, her present is a facade, and she uses her career to hide her loneliness.
Drake, daytime TV's most popular star, has two secrets - the daughter he believes may never have a normal life and the dead wife he can't forget.
Jennifer is the beautiful hearing-impaired child who may become a pawn between the man and the woman she needs most.
Now, in a chic New Mexico arts community, the three are given a chance to be a family...but first each must find a voice to express the deepest fears and greatest needs of the heart.