Ибо так возлюбил Бог мир, что отдал Сына Своего Единородного, дабы всякий верующий в Него, не погиб, но имел хизнь вечную.
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Friday, June 11, 2021

Review: The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen

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. 

I saw someone promote this book on Instagram for a challenge, and it intrigued me. Got it from the library and started on it immediately. Never put it down! So grateful for a day off that I could binge read. This book had it all... Governesses, children, adoption, mystery, inheritance... All the things I love in a book, and all in one place. I didn't expect to fall so deeply in love with the characters but I did. I think Lord Brightwell might have been my favorite. And Judith, well, she just made me angry the entire book. I couldn't figure her out. Which, I suppose, is part of the intrigue of the story. And the romance. The slow burn just smashes your heart, sometimes. But even amid the seriousness, humor sprinkled in along the path, and I was laughing out loud at one point, which I really don't do all that often when reading. I may huff a little breath, but actual laughter... well, let's say that's some talent right there. I couldn't have asked for a better first Julie Klassen book to read, and now I'm just straight up hooked. Scoping out which one to read next. No wonder it's a Christy award winner!

1 comment:

  1. I loved her series "The Inn Keeper at Ivy Hill." I have not read this one yet, but added it to my TBR list.