Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
When Olivia fled from her home in fear, the last thing she wanted was to know Lord Bradley’s secret. After all, she had enough troubles of her own. Yet the knowledge she acquired from her unintentional eavesdropping afforded her the job of the silent governess. She had found a refuge from her troubles until she could discover what had happened the night she ran. Had she killed her own father?
As I began reading this book, I failed to read the back cover. When I did read it, I was not shocked to discover that the author, Julie Klassen, is a fan of “all things Jane”. You can definitely see the influence of Jane Austen in her writing. I enjoyed her style of writing, the story is well written and very entertaining. Her characters are richly developed and leave you wanting to know them even better. Olivia learns that the event of intentionally losing a bet as a child was not what truly estranged her from her father and Lord Edward Bradley discovers the truth of his birth. Klassen cleverly shows her readers the power of living in truth.
*Thank you to Bethany House for supplying this book free of charge as part of their book review program. I received no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.