Beyond the Silence

Beyond the Silence

Book - 2016
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Lillian Porter is thrilled to accept a nanny position out west, until she arrives and hears troubling rumors that her employer caused his wife's death. But the accusation doesn't align with the man she comes to know--and love. When Woody is arrested on suspicion of attacking his housekeeper, can Lillian find the truth in time to save them both from tragedy?
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Bethany House, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780764214103
0764214101
Branch Call Number: F PETER-T
Characteristics: 348 pages ; 22 cm

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bibliosara Jan 21, 2018

Tracie Peterson is one of my go-to authors. In Beyond the Silence, her partnership with Kimberley Woodhouse raised my standards of her books. Beyond the Silence is a wonderful story about Lillian Porter, a young woman who fights to break through the ignorance and net of privilege and safety her grandfather has imposed on her. Lillian is a great character, although I think she handled things a little too well, a little too smoothly, all things considered. She gets angry, but she never really exhibits fear or lack of self-confidence, which I would imagine might be the case for someone so protected as a child. Also, we never really understand why she is so qualified to be the young boy's nanny....
Be that as it may, I really enjoyed this book. The characters are genuine and endearing, the action keeps the pace going nicely, and I enjoyed seeing things from the various perspectives. Although having more than 3 perspectives can be burdensome in some novels, Peterson and Woodhouse made it work in this one.
I enjoyed the characters growth in faith, and how some difficult subjects were dealt with. I hope Peterson and Woodhouse team up again!

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