Sunday, January 03, 2010

The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen

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!

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Come and visit with those posting for this tour:

Abi at lighter side
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandy at Brandy Bruce
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy's Loft
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Heidi at Reviews By Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at My Not So Hurried Life
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Allie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pepper at Faith And Fiction On Fire
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Sally at Welcome To Sally
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Stephanie at Her Creative Side
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiff at A Fiction-Filled Life
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Rulan said...

Mine are posted.

Happy New Year!

Tarasview said...

posted on Tara's View on Books.

Lynetta said...

Mine's up with short review at Open Book. Great story.

Andrea said...


Deanna said...

My review will post today and I will be giving my copy of the book away.

Kim said...

my review is up! GREAT book!

Window To My World

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Anonymous said...

I'm up!

Mocha with Linda said...

Mine is set to post this afternoon. Love her books!

Andi said...

Mine is up!

Mark said...


Pepper Basham said...

Mine's up at

I'll post it tomorrow at

Thanks - nice book

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Fairfield Corner Academy said...

Mine is posted.

loves to read said...

Posted. Great book!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Janna said...

Great book - up with review!

Lynn said...

Posted on my blog.. What a great book!

Georgiana said...

Mine is up with my thoughts. Loved it!

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with a review at

Stephanie said...

Posted with review. Loved it!! Look forward to more of Julie's books!

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Jim Thompson said...


Ruth said...


Jasmine said...

Posted! Great Book!

Deborah said...

Mine's up with my review

CeeCee said...

Posted my thoughts so far.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted with review.

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

My post is up.

Becky said...

Here's my review of The Silent Governess.

Sally Bradley said...

I'm finally up with a review after computer woes.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Up with Elsa's comments at the end!