The Silent Governess

The Silent Governess

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Fleeing her home after believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene stumbles upon the grand estate of Lord Bradley, who gives her a post to confine her lest she reveal a dark secret of his.

Baker Publishing Group
A dangerous overheard conversation...and a woman who is not what she seems. Will hidden pasts ruin their hope of finding love?
Believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene flees her home, eventually stumbling upon a grand estate where an elaborate celebration is in progress. But all is not as joyous as it seems.Lord Bradley has just learned a terrible secret, which, if exposed, will change his life forever. When he glimpses a figure on the grounds, he fears a spy or thief has overheard his devastating news. He is stunned to discover the intruder is a scrap of a woman with her throat badly injured. Fearing she will spread his secret, he gives the girl a post and confines her to his estate. As Olivia and Lord Bradley's secrets catch up with them, will their hidden pasts ruin their hope of finding love?

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Fleeing her home after believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene stumbles upon the grand estate of Lord Bradley, who has just learned a terrible secret that could change his life forever, and fearing that the intruder, Olivia, will spread his secret, Lord Bradley gives her a post and confines her to his estate. Original.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, 2009
ISBN: 9780764207075
Characteristics: 442 p. ; 22 cm


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Aug 01, 2018

Lovely and interesting story. Loved the details and how the love story had lots of sweet, charming and exciting moments between the main characters, but also loved how every story line had a purpose and a conclusion and wasn't just left to the imagination. I enjoyed this book very much.

Dec 01, 2015

The mystery surrounding the two families was very well written. Information wasn't withheld for too long and it wasn't all revealed too quickly.

Jun 22, 2012

This was a great book! It keep my full attention and i could not put the book down! i love the way the author describe the characters, they seem alive and real.

khuntley Oct 26, 2011

A good book! It was indeed hard to put down. It's not like I have a lot of time on my hands, but I think I did finish reading it in 3 days. A romance without all the touchy-feely, the book also had a bit of mystery about it and some wit. When I can afford to spend all my free time reading, I'll check out another of Klassen's books.

jinx402 Oct 15, 2011

I couldn't put this book down. The 400+ pages melted away in 2 days. Yes it does have a predictable ending which in a romance novel is good. How many of us really liked how Gone With The Wind ended?

Mar 22, 2011

very cute, somewhat predictable ending (in a good way), but makes for a relaxing read that keeps you wondering how the inevitavle end will come about.

Aug 13, 2010

I whole heatedly love this book. I could not put it down and was practically glued to it. I love this book! I wish it went on longer but don't we all wish that some story went on longer.


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Jul 11, 2012

A side door opened. Olivia froze beside the tree. Footsteps sounded on the flagstones of the veranda, followed by another set.
"Edward, wait."
"This is not something I wish to discuss before the assembled company, nor the servants."
"Must we discuss it at all?"
The taller man sputtered, incredulous. "Am I to simply forget what I read?"
But the young man stopped suddenly, hand on the open door. He stood, staring blindly in her direction. Had he seen her? Heard her?
She cried out as a foul sack descended over her head and wiry arms grasped her by the shoulders and hauled her away.

Jul 10, 2012

“At the door he turned and looked back. She stood, facing away from him, the sunlight from the window enshrouding her in an unmerited halo of gold. Perhaps, he thought, that was how God saw all His children. Selfish and fallen, yes. But in the forgiving light of His Son, each wore an unmerited halo.”

Jul 10, 2012

“Come to think of it, she did not speak a word. Yet I could have sworn she had the most beautiful voice.” --Edward Bradley


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Jul 10, 2012

kenzb97 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Aug 26, 2011

Puddleglum thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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Jul 11, 2012

Olivia Keene is fleeing her own secret. She never intended to overhear His.


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