Book Review:The Silent Governess (Fiction)

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The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen (Bestselling author of The Apothecary’s Daughter).

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.

                          — from back cover of The Silent Governess

Its been several years since I’ve read any kind of fiction. The first Christian literature I EVER read was Christian Fiction. I couldn’t get enough of the wholesomeness that fiction could bring. I ventured out into non-fiction as I began to grow in my faith.

It was refreshing to pick this chunky book up. Admittedly, it took me a while to read. Not because of its 50 chapters and 438 pages, mind you, but I had to carve out the time.
I knew from the start (because I liked the cover…isn’t “she” cute?) that I wouldn’t be disappointed. I was right!

I’ll bet you’re wondering what those secrets are. You know that I can’t tell ya! Not even a spoiler. BUT, here is a link to a sample (the Prologue and Chapter 1).

Another thing that I liked about The Silent Governess is the author’s inclusion of Discussion questions

I am looking forward to reading Julie’s book The Apothecary’s Daughter.

You can find this book for purchase (retail $14.99) from BethanyHouse; a division of Baker Publishing Group here, Christian Book or
Disclaimer: BethanyHouse provided a free copy of this resource for me to review. I share my personal, honest opinion of the product (good, bad or indifferent). I have not received any financial compensation for this review.

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I'm Kela! I am a Daddy's (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I'm also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor. I'm a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer. My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • Hi Kela!
    I haven’t been over to say Hi for too long! I’ve been trying to catch up on other things, while still blogging:) So, I don’t know when you changed your “look”, but wow! Very nice! Thanks for the review; this book looks interesting! And thanks for not giving the secret away, (although I’m the annoying kind of person who goes to the end of the book and reads some of the last part, then reads a paragraph or page in the middle, and THEN goes to the beginning!) That usually tells me if I’m going to read it at all (unless it’s been recommended by someone I trust, that is). My kids hate that about me, because when I used to “ok” each book before they could read it, I would invariable find the “one bad part” in the whole book! (I think that was the Holy Spirit’s leading and intervention, but they thought it was just their misfortune–they were little). I hope everything is going well for you! I’ll try to be back soon and get caught up! (I have blog feed issues to fix:) Take care!

  • The book sounds very appealing and the cover is great. From what you say, you may like my new release, Angela 1: Starting Over, the first of three set in a coastal Texas high school. The main character is wholesome and her friends are solid, but the people who surround them (as usual) are anything but. To know more, please click on my name and follow the link to my website. You can also search my name on YouTube for the book trailer. Thanks 🙂

  • Hi Miss Kela,

    This book looks like something I’d totally love! If I know myself though, I’m going to have to carve out time when Michael and the kids aren’t around otherwise, I’d never feed them!