May 07, 2010

The Silent Governess Book Giveaway

The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen is a Regency read, with the flavor of the era perfectly woven in. The heroine, Olivia Keene flees from a bad situation at home, only to be thrown into prison for trespassing on private property. Lord Bradley of Brightwell Court frees her from prison, but insists she work as a nursemaid to his niece and nephew for three months, hoping to find out what she knows about his "secret". (She overheard a conversation while trespassing.) Both have secrets to keep hidden, yet as things unravel, they must learn to trust one another as the past threatens the future.

I loved the historical details in this book, with the propriety of the Regency era and the way of life it entails. The plot of intricate and well planned and kept me turning the page. As an avid romance reader, I was disappointed in how little romance factored in, but had I known before hand, I'm sure I would have been okay. There was some romance, but not much of it and it really didn't develop well until the last part of the book. Having said that, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to those who love a good plot with great historical flavor.

BACK COVER: 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 a chance to win a copy of The Silent Governess, please leave a comment with your spam free email addy (sherrinda(at)gmail(dot)com). I will draw a winner Sunday evening, May 9, using a random generator. 

NOTE: The drawing is open to residents of the U.S. due to various laws. The winner is responsible for eligibility and meeting the rules of their state. No fees were required to enter this drawing, and the blog owner did not receive any compensation for the above recommendation. The book was given to me by the publisher for review.


  1. Wow, little romance? That stinks. I've been intrigued by this author ever since I heard about her on Seekerville, but I haven't been able to get one of her books.
    It's disappointing about the romance, since I love lots of juicy conflict/attraction from pg. 1, but enter me please!
    jessica_nelson7590 at yahoo dot com

  2. I'd like to be entered...I've never read a Regency before.

    keganshert @ gmail . com

    Happy Friday, Sherrinda!

  3. That sound like a good book!



  4. OOOooo, I'm dying to read this book! Pick me! I love Regencies. :-) And Julie Klassen is a fabulous writer.

    melaniedickerson at knology dot net

    Thanks, Sherrinda!

  5. I love books during this time period.

  6. I would love to read this book!! I have her Apothecaries Daughter and loved it. I really like the regency books. Have you ever tried any of Linore Burkard's novels? I would love to know your opinion of them if you have:)
    Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks!


  7. I've not read any books in this era. Would love to experience one. Please enter me. Thanks.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  8. Sounds like an interesting story! Happy Mother's Day :O)

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

  9. *not an entry*

    Just announcing your giveaway at Christian Historical Fiction @ Creative Madness Mama:

  10. This sounds interesting!

    Please enter me!

  11. *another non entry*

  12. Love the cover. Sounds intriguing. Enter me!
    Blessings Sherrinda

  13. I am hooked. I love the mystery and romance of this book. I also love Regency and want to see how the book ends.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  14. I like books with only a little romance! Also like the Regency period. Please count me in!


  15. Thanks for your kindness, Sherrinda. Please enter my name.


    Happy Mother's Day!

    P.S. I'm having a drawing on my blog too, until Tuesday at noon...

  16. LOVE Regencies!

    patti at patti lacy dot com.

    Have a good weekend, Sherrinda!

  17. Wow, look at all these Regency lovers! There must be a market out there.... :)

  18. Please sign me up for a chance to win! :) Thanks so much!

    I'll try to post a link to your giveaway on my blog!


  19. Oops! Forgot my e-mai!


    Thanks again!


  20. This books sounds like something I would love to read. I have enjoyed Julie's books in the past. Please enter me in this drawing.


  21. I thoroughly enjoyed your review and would love to win The Silent Governess. Please enter me into your giveaway.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.


  22. Enjoyed the review. I've wanted to read Julie Klassen for a while.


  23. this looks great thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

  24. I love more mystery than romance anyway! Sounds loverly.
    voicedancer2002 at yahoo dot com

  25. I would like to be entered.

  26. This book sounds really good! I would love to be entered!
    email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

  27. I'd love to win The Silent Governess! Count me in.

    Ann Lee Miller

  28. Hi Sherrinda -

    I've already read this book, so please don't enter me.

    I enjoyed the book and thought the love story was appropriate for the time period. If you've read The Apothecarie's Daughter, the amount of romance is about the same.

    Susan :)

  29. Hi! I would love to be entered in the drawing. My email is

    Thank you!
    Mary Ann :)

  30. Please don't enter me, I have already had the chance to read this.:)

    Sherrina, I don't know if you do blog awards, but I have given you one and you can pick it up here or leave it, either way. :)

    Have a great day. :)

  31. I like joking, it wakes up the wit cells. Fiction is a of the utmost importance ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at freshness auspices of the wrong ruin of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to chortle at subsistence's realities.

  32. Lovingly done is better than well said.

  33. Splendidly done is better than extravagantly said.

  34. Love to win this book, I just love all books, not ebooks


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  36. I would really like to win and read this book. Thank you so much for the review and for hosting this giveaway. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  37. I'm so sorry Sharon, but the giveaway ended Sunday, May 9. Thanks for stopping by!


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