Monday, January 4, 2010
The Silent Governess & FREE Copy
Olivia Keene is fleeing her own secret. She never intended to overhear his.
But now that she has, what is Lord Bradley to do with her? He cannot let her go, for were the truth to get out, he would lose everything--his reputation, his inheritance, his very home.
He gives Miss Keene little choice but to accept a post at Brightwell Court, where he can make certain she does not spread what she heard. Keeping an eye on the young woman as she cares for the children, he finds himself drawn to her, even as he struggles against the growing attraction. The clever Miss Keene is definitely hiding something.
Moving, mysterious, and romantic, The Silent Governess takes readers inside the intriguing life of a nineteenth-century governess in an English manor house where all is not as it appears.
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Book Review: Two words that come to mind: immediately engaging. However, if you have read anything by Julie Klassen you won't be surprised. The book begins with Olivia running from a horrible situation at home. What has just happened is horrible, life changing and something she can't even stop to comprehend. She has to keep running. She truly thinks things can't get any worse. However, they do. She is desperately trying to make her way to St. Aldwyn's School for Girls which is where her mother told her she would one day meet her. Before she can even think about reaching her destination, she hears something which wasn't meant for her ears. That something basically costs her her freedom in having to work as a governess.
I won't spoil the book by revealing all the mystery, intrique, faith and hope wrapped up inside the pages. However, I will do this. I will select one person who posts a comment to receive my copy of this book! Good luck!!
This book provided free for review by Bethany House Publishers.