Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Silent Governess

The Silent Governess
by Julie Klassen
Bethany House

The year is 1815 and Olivia Keene is running. Running from her past? Perhaps. Running from her future? Possibly. What IS she running from? You simply must pick up a copy and see, for not even Olivia knows the full story that initiates her harrowing journey.

Life was relatively quiet for Olivia, teaching at Miss Cresswell's school for girls in the English countryside. Quiet that is, until a series of events tossed her on an unexpected adventure that catapults her headlong into Lord Edward Bradley's world. His is a world laden with secrets. Now Olivia knows one of them, and she is bound to the handsome Bradley by fear and consequences. Can things get any more tangled? Just about the time I thought they couldn't, they do!

Julie Klassen is one of my new favorite authors. She's woven a web that intertwines Olivia and Edward's lives beyond anything they could have imagined. Their relationship moves from strained and cautious to nearly friendly - but does it stay that way? Will Olivia ever see her mother Dorothea again? And what of Edward's cousin Felix, the family rogue who has designs on Olivia? If you love historical fiction, this is one that's just too good to miss.

Happy reading! :)

31 comments :

  1. I think it is wonderful that you will review and showcase some new writers' books! It sounds really good:)

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  2. Ooh! What is she running from? Guess I'll have to read it to find out. So sad to find another intriguing book to read... Hehe!

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  3. Terri,
    I love it! It's not a hardship:)

    Nisa,
    I highly recommend this one!

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  4. I saw a review about this book on another blog--looks yummy for a winter's night...

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  5. Great review. They did a nice job of the cover. Thanks for the introduction.

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  6. Sounds good, Karen. If I ever get a book published, I want you to review it! Have a great day. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Joylene,
    Nice to see you here. Thanks, I enjoyed reading and reviewing it. Blessed that you stopped by!

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  8. Susan W.,
    You be sure and let me know when you do; I'd love to review it!
    Blessings:)
    Karen

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  9. Thank you for the review, my list of "to read" is getting longer and longer! Bless you. xxx

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  10. Raymonde,
    You are most welcome:) I think that you may enjoy this one.
    Hugs and blessings to you,
    Karen xo

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  11. I need to read some more historical fiction. This sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing!

    Now you have to review my book when I finally get it published! (:

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  12. Alisa,
    You are welcome. And I would love to review your book! Keep me posted:)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  13. Hi Karen -

    Congrats on 50 Followers!

    I won this book on another blog and can't wait to open it. I'm currently reading three other books, so it's in my TBR pile.

    Reading your review is tempting me to start it and have four books going at the same time.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  14. Susan R.,
    Sorry to tempt you; I know what it's like to have several books going at one time. Interesting! :)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  15. Oh not another book in my TBR pile. YIKES. Hubby thinks the walls of our house are going to crumble, from so many books. He's gonna love you. Hehe

    Me on the other hand says, "thank you" for giving me more reading pleasure. I truly didn't know about this author or her book. Thanks so much Karen. This book sounds wonderful.-)

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  16. Robyn,
    I am so sorry that I cannot make the two of you happy:) Perhaps we can come up with another solution - maybe you could rent a place to keep your books? lol
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  17. Ooo, sounds interesting. I've never heard of this author before, but then historical fiction is a little new to me. :)

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  18. Emily,
    You just might like this one! Thanks for coming by to see me.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  19. Karen, I LOVE your range of blog subjects and have learned so much from you as a bloggite.

    Thanks ever so much for the wonderfully comfortable, cozy place.
    Patti

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  20. Excellent! Will keep this author in mind. Thanks!!

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  21. Patti,
    You make me smile! I am glad that you enjoy your visits here.
    Blessings and hugs to you,
    Karen

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  22. Jennifer,
    I'm so glad you dropped by today, thanks so much!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  23. Karen:
    This sounds interesting. I have lost track of how many books are in my TBR pile. I need to reorganize.

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  24. Cecelia,
    I have a pretty good TBR stack too. Reorganizing sounds like a good idea!
    Thanks for stopping in,
    Karen

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  25. Wow, this one's getting well publicized on the web. Sounds like a great read!

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  26. Eileen,
    I thought it was a great read; you might too! Thanks for coming by.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  27. Lindsey,
    I agree! After having read the book, I think that it fits, too.
    Thanks for dropping in! :)
    Karen

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  28. I haven't read this one but I read the Apothecary's Daughter. I loved it!! I wish there was a sequel to it but it was really well written. It is the first Regency Christian book I have read so I was pleasantly surprised:)

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  29. Charity,
    A friend gave me the Apothecary's Daughter a while back and I've not had a chance to read it. Hoping to soon, especially since I enjoyed this one so much. Thanks for dropping in!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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