Friday, March 17, 2023

BENEATH HIS SILENCE by Hannah Linder, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

This story was reminiscent of Jane Eyre with its eerie setting and mysterious widower who is hiding something in his huge manor house.

Ella has assumed a false name in order to find out how her sister died. Is Henry Sedgewick really a murderer? She takes a position as governess to five-year-old Peter, her sister’s child, and grows ever fonder of the boy and his father. She is very outspoken and determined yet has mixed feelings as she delves into the mystery.

Ms. Linder gives vivid descriptions of the estate, the parties and makes the characters come alive with realistic concerns and problems. The faith struggles are real and lessons are learned in forgiveness. She adds danger to the mix to make a story that was hard to put down. I am looking forward to the next book by this author.

*I purchased this ebook from Amazon. All opinions are my own.5 stars and an interwoven faith thread


BackCover Blurb:
Will Seeking Justice Lead to Her Own Demise?

A Gothic-Style Regency Romance from a Promising Young Author

Second daughter of a baron—and a little on the mischievous side—Ella Pemberton is no governess. But the pretense is a necessity if she ever wishes to get inside of Wyckhorn Manor and attain the truth. Exposing the man who killed her sister is all that matters.

Lord Sedgewick knows there’s blood on his hands. Lies have been conceived, then more lies, but the price of truth would be too great. All he has left now is his son—and his hatred. Yet as the charming governess invades his home, his safe cocoon of bitterness begins to tear away.

Could Ella, despite the lingering questions of his guilt, fall in love with such a man? Or is she falling prey to him—just as her dead sister?

Barbour Publishing, November 1,2022
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