Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Book Review ~ Beyond the Silence by Peterson and Woodhouse ~ 2/3/16

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?

My Thoughts:
This book was amazing!  I couldn't put it down!
What drew me in the most were the characters.  Lillian was spunky, Jimmy was adorable, Woody was steadfast and Mrs. Goodman was a "dearie".  They blended together so well as a "family".
I also loved the storyline.  Jimmy hadn't spoke since he had witnessed his mother's murder.  The  entire Colten household has been miserable and sad.  Lillian's arrival as nanny for Jimmy changed things around almost from the start.  There was such a big change for the entire household.
I was on the edge of my seat just waiting for Jimmy to speak again.  My heart hurt for the poor little one and all that he had been through.
This book could be categorized as an historical romantic suspense.  It had it all!
Again...Such a good book!
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  1. I feel like this would be such an amazing book to read! I love the fact that it's suspenseful. Thanks for putting it on my radar. :)

  2. It's been a while since I last read Tracie Peterson, but I've liked her books in the past. This one sounds good, too.

  3. I have put Tracie Peterson on my to be read shelf. I just have to find time. this book sounds so interesting. thanks for sharing on Literacy Musing Mondays.

  4. You are the third rave review I've read in the last few weeks for this one! I'm adding it to my "must read" list! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!


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