Saturday, January 9, 2016

Beyond The Silence by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

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:
I read this book in 2 days.  I could have finished it in 1.  It had my attention the moment I read the first page.  There were clues and I was hoping Woody, would put the puzzle together if Lillian didn't.  Enjoyable characters, very down to Earth and welcoming.  This book showed us the power of prayers, and how hurtful rumors and gossips can be.

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers.  This is my own opinion of this book.

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