Sunday, April 24, 2016

Beyond The Silence: A Book Review

About The Book:

The Shadows Over This Olive Grove 
Hide More Than Just the Truth

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. Murky rumors swirl around Woodward Colton, her new employer, but the gossip doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know. 

Still, something dark did happen in the family's past. Lillian's seven-year-old charge hasn't spoken in over a year. Gently, Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he'll one day feel safe enough to share what scared him. 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. When the housekeeper is brutally attacked, the town once again suspects the worst. Will discovering the truth help Lillian clear the name of the man she has come to love--or will it endanger her even more?

About The Authors:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Learn more at

Kimberley Woodhouse is a multipublished author of fiction and nonfiction. A popular speaker/teacher, she's shared her theme of Joy Through Trials with over 150,000 people at more than a thousand venues across the country. She lives, writes, and homeschools with her husband of twenty-plus years and their two awesome teens live in Colorado. Connect with Kim at

My Review:

Beyond The Silence is a story of heartbreak, love, forgiveness and redemption as well as the impact that gossip can be on a family generation. Tracie Peterson has been a favorite author of mine for many years and this collaboration with Kimberly Woodhouse has been a wonderful tale of faith. The book flowed very nicely and I absolutely loved the character of Lillian. With all the characters being very real to life, I am sure there is one that all who read this book will relate to and love. The book caught my attention from the very first pages and kept my attention throughout reading it. I even found myself reading late into the night.   I love that not only was this a great historical fiction, it also included a bit of romance and mystery to make it a wonderful overall read. 

I look forward to reading more from these authors in the future. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Beyond The Silence at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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