The Silent Governess: a book review

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?

My Review:
While on the run for a crime she believes she has committed, Olivia Keene hears a secret she never meant to overhear, she finds herself trapped in a position in the house of a young nobleman who is desperate for some damage control, forced to play the part of a mute servant.  is determined to prevent his life changing secret from ever coming to light.

Lord Bradley is determined to prevent his life changing secret from ever coming to light. He stands to lose everything if his attractive new maid opens her mouth. He needs a governess for the children in his care, so he places Olivia in the position so he can keep a watch on her, at least long enough to secure his future.

But someone already knows Lord Bradley’s devastating secret, and no one knows just how far they will go to see it revealed. As time ticks away, mistrust and love fight their way between Lord Bradley and a servant girl he is never meant to have.

The Silent Governess is a good sweet read, but a bit slow for my personal tastes. I really did like Olivia, but Lord Bradley often got on my nerves. He could be a bit of a jerk sometimes. I do enjoy trying to figure out mysteries before the characters do, and I am happy to say that this one stumped me in a few places (one I really kicked myself for not having seen coming).  It’s a good sweet read for anyone looking for an easygoing historical romance.


My Rating: Four Flames

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Heat Warning:

Romance: a couple of kisses. Several men do try to take take advantage of the main character but she manages to get away before anything actually happens. Infidelity is often mentioned and several characters were born out of wedlock.
Drinking/Drugs: one or two characters do get a bit drunk at points.
Violence:  very little. There is a wild dog attack and as mentioned before, some men do try to get their hands on the main character.

You can find this book on Amazon Kindle here:The Silent Governess
Or paperback here:The Silent Governess

You can find the Author’s Website here:Julie Klassen

And her Facebook Page Here:Julie Klassen Facebook

Happy Reading y’all!


One thought on “The Silent Governess: a book review

  1. Julie Klassen has been my favorite author for sometime now. I too enjoy trying to figure out the mystery prior to the characters learning about it. I am happy to say that I did not figure it out. I say, “happy” because not knowing caused me to read through the book quickly–I really wanted to know the conclusion to the mystery.
    Great book review. 


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