Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Silent Governess

Bethany House; Original edition (January 1, 2010)


Julie Klassen


Julie says: My background is in advertising and marketing, but I am blessed with a dream job—working as an editor of Christian fiction. I have been writing since childhood, but Lady of Milkweed Manor was my first novel. It was a finalist for a Christy Award and won second place in the Inspirational Reader's Choice Awards. My second novel, The Apothecary's Daughter, was a finalist in the ACFW Book of the Year awards. I am currently writing one novel a year.

I graduated from the University of Illinois and enjoy travel, research, BBC period dramas, long hikes, short naps, and coffee with friends.

My husband and I have two sons and live near St. Paul, Minnesota.


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

But now that she has, what is Lord Bradley to do with her? He cannot let her go, for were the truth to get out, he would lose everything--his reputation, his inheritance, his very home.

He gives Miss Keene little choice but to accept a post at Brightwell Court, where he can make certain she does not spread what she heard. Keeping an eye on the young woman as she cares for the children, he finds himself drawn to her, even as he struggles against the growing attraction. The clever Miss Keene is definitely hiding something.

Moving, mysterious, and romantic, The Silent Governess takes readers inside the intriguing life of a nineteenth-century governess in an English manor house where all is not as it appears.

If you would like to read the prologue and first chapter of The Silent Governess, go HERE. You can also sign up as a Follower when you get to that page, and get announcements of the first chapters for all the great books we tour!

Elsa's Comments!!

Hi everyone! I'm back from my first semester at Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia where I am studying aviation. My dream is to land planes in the bush in Africa and have completed my first solo flight! The Lord is good!
With the stress of flying and studying hitting me full force while I'm at school it has been a joy to come home to Missouri for Christmas and raid my Mom's book collection! Big thanks to the CFBA for the great books. I devoured the Silent Governess and highly recommend it to readers who love a good historical intrigue. The writing was superb and I loved the heroine- the lovely and mysterious Miss Keene!
My Mom and I are also hopeless Anglophiles, so it doesn't get any better for us than The Silent Governess. Read it, you'll love it!

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