Monday, January 25, 2010

Book Review: The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen

Olivia Keene is running from home with a terrible secret. Unfortunately, her journey is full of mishaps and danger ending in her overhearing the life-changing secret of another.

When Lord Bradley realizes that someone knows this hidden truth that could ruin his life, he decides to keep her close - making her take a post as an undernurse in his household. It's easy at first to assure her silence as she lost the use of her voice on her journey, but what about when her voice returns? Will he be able to trust this stranger who has secrets of her own?

I LOVED this book! I already enjoyed reading fiction set in this early 1800 time period, and Klassen really brought to light the customs among servants and masters during that time. At the beginning of each chapter is a snippet taken from books, newspapers, and journals of people going through the same things as the characters in the story and I thought that really made the story more believable. I thought it had a great balance of romance and mystery.

This book is over four hundred pages long and I read it in one night. I could not put it down - I would definitely recommend it to anyone! A great read :-)

I recieved a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing.

1 comment:

Jason Harrison said...

So you're saying I should read it!