Friday, January 22, 2016
Litfuse Review: Beyond The Silence by:Peterson/Woodhouse
About the Book:
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?
Lillian Porter noticed a huge change in her loving grandfather when he lost his wife, now he wants nothing more than to hold her prisoner in his fancy mansion. Lillian has had enough and wishes to pursue her mother’s dreams in going west, and also pursuing hers in getting out of that mansion. She accepts a job as a nanny to a boy who no longer speaks due to the death of his mother, in Angels Camp, California. Leaving behind the life she has always known, she is thrown into a whole new world.
Woody Colton has found it hard to move on from his wife’s death, but of course it doesn’t help that the entire town blames him for her death. Or that his son, Jimmy is hurting and refuses to speak, leaving Woody with no way of helping him. Woody doesn’t know what to do, so he puts out an advertisement for a nanny for his son. Soon a lovely lady named Lillian Porter, is on a train from Indianapolis.
Lillian finds California to be beyond beautiful, but the people there are terribly harsh to her new boss, Mr. Colton. Cant they see he’s hurting? Or that he is honestly a good man? When the housekeeper of the Colton household is attack everyone begins to blame Woody. With God’s help, Lillian hopes she can set everyone straight, and help Woody and Jimmy heal.
Beyond The Silence is a wonderful novel about love and healing. I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a wonderful read. I love Tracie Peterson’s books and now I have found that I enjoy Kimberly Woodhouse’s just as much. I hope to read many more wonderful books from these authors.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.