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An Outstanding, "Clean", Historical Fiction for YA or Adults.
on June 23, 2014
6624391The Silent Governess was only silent for a time. A young woman strikes the man strangling her mother with a fire iron. Fearing she had killed him the mother sent her away and told her not to return, that she would find her daughter when it was safe. While fleeing she encountered some very 'shady' men plus a group of gentlemen hunting. Neither were happy with her. Later she encountered uplifting people along with the negative sort. She was imprisoned, injured and was hired as a servant. All she wanted to do was to teach school.
The flow of the events and attitudes were consistent and smooth. The reader never felt the need to skip pages. It was a large novel but very well written and connected prior events to the present-tense in a smooth flow. Parents can feel free to allow their YA to read this tale. There is not anything contained within to corrupt one's mind.
The characters and situations were well formulated giving the reader a sense of actuality. One could easily envision himself/herself there.
My review of this book give it a strong Five Stars rating.
*I won this in a Goodread's giveaway but would have eagerly purchased it. My thanks goes out to those who so generously offer these books for others to have the opportunity to win.