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!