Monday, February 15, 2016
"The Silent Governess"
Believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene flees her home, eventually stumbling upon a grand estate where an elaborate celebration is in progress. But all is not as joyous as it seems.
Lord Bradley has just learned a terrible secret, which, if exposed, will change his life forever. When he glimpses a figure on the grounds, he fears a spy or thief has overheard his devastating news. He is stunned to discover the intruder is a scrap of a woman with her throat badly injured. Fearing she will spread his secret, he gives the girl a post and confines her to his estate. As Olivia and Lord Bradley's secrets catch up with them, will their hidden pasts ruin their hope of finding love?
When Olivia Keene arrives home to find her father strangling her mother, she picks up a club and hits him on the head. Fearing that she will be charged with murder, Olivia, with her mother's help, runs away. Her mother sents her to an old friend to seek a job. On the way to find the woman Olivia finds herself caught up in a series of dangerous adventures. Ending with her arrival at Brightwell Court, where she accidentally eavesdrops on a conversation between Lord Edward Stanton Bradley and his father, the Earl of Brightwell. Realizing that the information Olivia unknowingly heard could ruin him, Edward insists that she accept a position in his family's nursery, and she is not allowed to speak to anyone, she is to remain silent. Aka: The Silent Governess.
I found this book very interesting and it kept my attention from the first page until "The End." I enjoyed it enough to award it 5 "Silent" stars.
This book is a part of my Nook library.