Saturday, January 30, 2016
Beyond the Silence
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?
My thoughts: I love that Lillian is a strong character in this book, as she sets out to make a life for herself as a nanny. Right away, she was a character that is like able and well written! When she finds that her job is shrouded in mystery and danger, she takes it on with courage.
I like the mystery and historical aspects of this novel. The authors did a wonderful job of keeping the story moving and making the reader feel like you are right there. If you are looking for a new historical read, then I highly recommend this one!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.