The Silent Governess

Julie Klassen


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Quality of Writing: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8    10

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Ease of Reading: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7    9  10

Publication Date: 2010

Number of Pages: 435



Summary on back cover:

But now that she has, what is Lord Bradley to do with her? He cannot let her go, for were the truth to get out, he would lose everything--his reputation, his inheritance, his very home.

He gives Miss Keene little choice but to accept a post at Brightwell Court, where he can make certain she does not spread what she heard. Keeping an eye on the young woman as she cares for the children, he finds himself drawn to her, even as he struggles against the growing attraction. The clever Miss Keene is definitely hiding something.

Moving, mysterious and romantic, The Silent Governess takes readers inside the intriguing life of a nineteenth-century governess in an English manor house where all is not as it appears.




I have read many books by Julie Klassen and I have enjoyed all of them. The Silent Governess was no exception. It wasn’t her best but it still had a breathtaking story that feeds your imagination of what it would be like to live in the Regency era.


Sadly, most aspects in this book (the characters, plot and romance) were very thin and not so much different from any other book. This is only the third book that Julie Klassen wrote and she has definitely improved over the years.


Olivia, the heroine, can pretty much do everything. She is pretty, nice, proper and smart. Nothing bad about those characteristics, but she seemed shallow to me. This book focuses more on plot than on the romance, which is totally fine but at the end when they are professing their love for one another, it catches you off guard and has you saying “whoa, where did that come from?”


I really did enjoy this book; the plot was so different and very exciting. Even though it is a long book, you will find time flying while reading it.




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