The Silent Governess does not disappoint. From the expertly-done prologue (the perfect example of a prologue that enhances the story) to the mysterious plot, this book kept me turning pages!
This story literally dropped me in the middle of a chase scene that I couldn’t get enough of. Julie Klassen’s writing style fascinates me. She has honed a delectable blend of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte to bring this English era to life in a way that will captivate lovers of historicals and reel in those who love adventure.
The dazzling descriptions and the subtle way Olivia and Edward fall in love is totally swoon-worthy and made me wish the story (already a good 400 pages long) could continue.
The ending is so unexpected. The breathtaking mystery that had me anxious about how it would all turn out was wrapped up so beautifully that I literally sat back and thought, “I did NOT see that coming!” It’s so nice when an author defies the cliche and brings about a resolution that I couldn’t foresee.
I honestly can’t think of a single thing to write about that I didn’t like in The Silent Governess. It was the first I read by Julie Klassen and by far my favorite of her works.
About the Author
Julie Klassen loves all things Jane–Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. She is a fiction editor and novelist. Her book, The Silent Governess, won a 2010 Christy Award and was also a finalist in the Minnesota Book Awards, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, and Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards. Julie is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She and her husband have two sons and live near St. Paul, Minnesota.
Read my review of The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen.
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