Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Beyond the Silence Review

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. There are rumors in town that her new employer, Woodward Colton, caused the death of his wife. This accusation doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know--and Mrs. Goodman, Woody's long-time housekeeper, is decisively on Woody's side--but many in town stay far away from Lillian because of her association with the Colton family.

Lillian's six-year-old charge, Jimmy, was there when his mother died, and he hasn't spoken a word since. Gently, Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he'll one day feel safe enough to tell her the truth about what happened. 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. Will Mrs. Goodman and Jimmy be able to speak what they know in time to save Lillian from tragedy?

Beyond the Silence by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse was a beautifully written story. I really enjoyed the suspense that was weaved into this historical romance. Lillian and Woody were both great characters that are easy to feel for. Woody and his son Jimmy have seen some difficult times and the way Lillian comes in and helps really pulls on your heart strings. Beyond the Silence is a perfect blend of Tracie Peterson's historical romance and Kimberley Woodhouse's mystery/suspense and I hope to see more of their collaborations in the future. 

5 out 5. An Afternoon Snack that was beyond great.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. 

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