Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Book Review: Beyond the Silence by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

As a Bethany House Book Reviewer, I recently received a copy of Beyond the Silence for review.


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 thoughts:
Beyond the Silence is a really well-rounded book that features a little bit of everything:  mystery and intrigue, heartbreak and romance, danger and excitement, you get the picture, and an underlying theme of Christian faith and perseverance throughout.  The overall story is at times heartwarming and heart wrenching and it was a joy to read.  The authors do a lovely job of keeping the story line interesting and holding the reader's attention with exciting plot twits throughout.  Beyond the Silence is a great book to curl up with this January!

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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