Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Book Review: Beyond The Silence

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About

The Shadows Over This Olive Grove
Hide More Than Just the Truth

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. Murky rumors swirl around Woodward Colton, her new employer, but the gossip doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know.

Still, something dark did happen in the family's past. Lillian's seven-year-old charge hasn't spoken in over a year. Gently, Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he'll one day feel safe enough to share what scared him. 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. When the housekeeper is brutally attacked, the town once again suspects the worst. Will discovering the truth help Lillian clear the name of the man she has come to love--or will it endanger her even more?

My Reflections:

This novel surpassed all my expectations, it takes off with speed and keeps up a steady pace throughout the drama. I should remember to expect nothing less from Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, they are some of my favourite authors after all!

This heart wrenching drama grips at your sense of morality. Any story with a child at the middle of the heartache, makes me want to race through the book to ensure the story turns out in the end.

Lillian Porter a spunky, yet sheltered young woman makes the choice to shake off the cloistering atmosphere of her brooding Grandfather and the literal prison of wealth that envelops her.
Having secured herself a position as a nanny in Angels Camp, California Lillian sets off to start her new life. What she does not expect is the fact that her new employer is suspected of murder.

Woody Colton is living in his own prison of grief and isolation. The town will not accept the judges decision of his innocence, and maintain their belief that he was the murderer of his beloved wife. To add to his troubles things have not gone well since the death. His son refuses to talk, the threat of danger remains and his orchard is in need of heavy man power.

Wee little Jimmy knows the secrets that lay locked in his mind, he cannot seem to escape them. Is Lillian able to sooth this troubled child enough to solve the crime and save more people from dying at the hands of the murderer?

This story was so multi layered, that it was easy to get lost within the pages and not emerge until it was completed. Peterson and Woodhouse, you have done it again. A highly recommended book!

I received this book free of charge in return for my honest review form Graf-Martin Communications. Thank you Graf Martin!

The Authors

  1. Tracie Peterson
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    Tracie Peterson

    Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Learn...
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  2. Kimberley Woodhouse
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    Kimberley Woodhouse

    Kimberley Woodhouse is a multipublished author of fiction and nonfiction. A popular speaker/teacher, she's shared her theme of Joy Through Trials with over 150,000 people at more than a thousand venues across the country. She lives, writes, and...
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