The Silent Governess
Reviewed by- linda (2011/05/14, 06:09 PM)
This is a book about Olivia, a young woman with a secret whos running from her past. Its set in the 19th century with beautiful descriptions of an English manor house and the surrounding gardens. It depicts the life of a governess, as well as the life style of the gentry, all incredibly interesting to read about. I loved the quotes at the beginning of the chapters too. They are excerpts from newspaper articles and books of that period describing the duties of a Governess. They helped set an eloquent tone and sense of reality to the story. Julie Klassen is a gifted writer with a fresh writing style perfectly suited to Historical Fiction; wonderful descriptions without being excessive, well researched details that bring the period to life and characters with depth that evoke a range of emotions. In summary, good solid Historical Fiction that will appeal to those who enjoy this genre or those who just want to get lost in a nice story.Back.

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