I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for a fair and honest review
Published: January 5, 2016
Number of pages: 352
Genre: Historical Fiction
Synopsis:The shadows over this olive grove hide more than just the truth.
Lillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother's dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in Angels Camp, California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. But she quickly wonders if she made the right choice. Murky rumors swirl around Woodward Colton, her new employer, but the gossip doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know.
Still, something dark did happen in the family's past. Lillian's seven-year-old charge hasn't spoken in over a year. Gently, Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he'll one day feel safe enough to share what scared him. But the Colton olive farm is no longer a safe place. Lillian encounters suspicious characters on their land and mysterious damage done to the farm. When the housekeeper is brutally attacked, the town once again suspects the worst. Will discovering the truth help Lillian clear the name of the man she has come to love---or will it endanger her even more?
What did I think of this book:
I have enjoyed Tracie's books and was happy that I got the chance to review this book for her. Both authors capture from the first page with the characters they chose to write about. They did a good job with developing the characters and making them come off the page. The descriptions of the scenes were also well done and you felt as if you could see what the author was talking about. I liked how they really made you feel as if you were back in time. There is also an element of suspense in this story which adds to the story line. Their writing style makes this book very easy to read quickly. It is one of those books that you can put down as you want the story to continue on. I really liked how Lillian worked with the little boy to try to get him to speak again. She was a gentle loving person to him. It had to be hard for her to leave her family to go become a nanny but I feel she made the right decision for her life after all is said and done. I highly recommend this book for a day of reading on a cold winter day.
About the authors:Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.
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Kimberley Woodhouse is a multipublished author of fiction and nonfiction. A popular speaker/teacher, she's shared her theme of Joy Through Trials with over 150,000 people at more than a thousand venues across the country. She lives, writes, and homeschools with her husband of twenty-plus years and their two awesome teens live in Colorado.
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Tracie and Kimberley are celebrating the launch of Beyond the Silence with a Loaded Fire Prize Pack giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on February 11!
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- One copy of Beyond the Silence
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