The Silent Governess is such a treasure! It has everything a historical fiction fan could want! Mystery, suspense, contention, suspicion, some humor, light (clean) romance, family, friends, loyalty, betrayal- lots of unexpected plot twists and discoveries!
Trust and the value of family are the major themes in this story, and they are proved over and over to our confused and searching heroine (and hero).
This book was brim full of fun and lovable characters (at least, you think so. >:)) and I especially loved reading about Olivia's young charges- Audrey and Andrew.
There really isn't too much you can say about this story without giving something away...so go read it for yourself! It's incredible and totally worth your time. I found myself drawing out the last chapters over as many hours as I could, to keep it in my life- knowing I'll always wish I could read it for the first time again. (Which makes me REALLY glad her books are so long! :D)
I'm really looking forward to reading more from Julie Klassen! How can one author continue to completely surprise her readers with each and every new and unique plot?! I'm not sure, but I've been told it's true that she does, so I can't wait to see for myself.