Thursday, June 2, 2016
Beyond the Silence by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse
From: Goodreads : 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. There are rumors in town that her new employer, Woodward Colton, caused the death of his wife. This accusation doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know--and Mrs. Goodman, Woody's long-time housekeeper, is decisively on Woody's side--but many in town stay far away from Lillian because of her association with the Colton family. Lillian's six-year-old charge, Jimmy, was there when his mother died, and he hasn't spoken a word since. Gently, Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he'll one day feel safe enough to tell her the truth about what happened. 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. Will Mrs. Goodman and Jimmy be able to speak what they know in time to save Lillian from tragedy?
My Take: I usually enjoy books written by Tracie Peterson, I don't think I have read anything by Kimberley Woodhouse. I did enjoy this book. I enjoy books that deal with teachers or nannies or some older person trying to help a young child to overcome something that has happened to them. This bookwas excactly like that. Lillian Porter goes to California to be a nanny for a six year old boy who was present when his mother died so hasn't spoken a word since. There are some strangers on the land of the olive farm and there are strange things happening. You will probably enjoy this book if you like mysteries and you like people helping young children.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review from Lit Fuse.