Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On My Nightstand - The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen

Olivia Keene runs from her hometown, terrified someone will discover her secret. Her plan to seek employment at a girl's school is sidelined when she overhears a private conversation between Lord Bradley and his father. Fearful she'll reveal the sensitive nature of his words, he forces her into staying at his estate as an under nurse.

Lord Bradley marvels as Olivia takes care of her young charges. With nowhere to turn, she stays on as governess. Questions remain in his mind about her trustworthiness.

Julie Klassen paints vivid pictures of the time period, the prevailing social structures, and the dilemmas facing both men and women in nineteenth century England. A Christy Award-winning author, Julie left me hungry for more of her stories .

Don't miss this excellent historical romance.

Note: No fee was received for this recommendation/review. I won the book in a blog contest and thoroughly enjoyed it.

20 comments:

Stina Rose said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed it. :)

Carla Gade said...

I absolutely loved this book! Looks like I'm in good company. I really like the way Klassen writes and the story was very engaging.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stina Rose -

Thank you again! My mother is reading the book now and enjoying it. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

I've read, "The Apothecary's Daughter," and her other book, "The Lady of Milkweed Manor," is on my Wish List. :)

Blessings,
Susan

kristen said...

Now this sounds like a fantastic story!! I love girls with secrets:)
Thanks, Susan

Karen Lange said...

Loved this book! :) Great review.
Blessings,
Karen

Shannon O'Donnell said...

It sounds wonderful! Thanks for the recommendation. :-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

LOL! It looks like everyone read this book already. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shannon -

I think you can see from the comments it's an excellent book.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jill Kemerer said...

You know I love the historicals! Thanks for another great review!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jill -

I'm becoming quite a fan of the genre myself. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

This heroine and hero both have secrets. Julie did a great job keeping the tension at a high level.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Heather Sunseri said...

i love a character with lots of secrets. Looks like a good one, Susan. Thanks for the review.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Heather -

You're not alone. :) It certainly livens up a story.

Blessings,
Susan

Jeanette Levellie said...

Secrets keep me reading! And there's something intriguing about a governess, too.

Thanks for your time in reveiwing this, Susan.

Elana Johnson said...

It's always so fun to enjoy a good book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Shmologna said...

I'm always reading that readers in America want historical American novels. But I'm seeing more and more historical novels set in Ireland, Scotland, and England. This looks like another good one!

Thanks for the review.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Elana -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

There's nothing quite like sitting down with a good book. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Schmologna -

From my observations, the historical genre as a whole is gaining in popularity. Who knows? Maybe it's the new Amish fiction. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

I love telling people about books I enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Blessings,
Susan