Thursday, February 11, 2010
The Silent Governess
by Julie Klassen
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! :)