The Silent Governess

Moving, mysterious, and romantic, The Silent Governess takes readers inside the intriguing life of a nineteenth-century governess in an English manor house where all is not as it appears.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441207500

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene flees her home, eventually stumbling upon a grand estate where an elaborate celebration is in progress. But all is not as joyous as it seems. Lord Bradley has just learned a terrible secret, which, if exposed, will change his life forever. When he glimpses a figure on the grounds, he fears a spy or thief has overheard his devastating news. He is stunned to discover the intruder is a scrap of a woman with her throat badly injured. Fearing she will spread his secret, he gives the girl a post and confines her to his estate. As Olivia and Lord Bradley's secrets catch up with them, will their hidden pasts ruin their hope of finding love?
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The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

Booklist about The Silent Governess “This bookhas scandal, mystery, secrets and
abudding romance. The characters are written in such detail the reader will forget
they are fictional! Klassen has outdone herself with this latest novel.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441269928

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Regency Romance and Mystery from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt--and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall? Observing both brothers as an "invisible" servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel. Is it too late to rekindle his admiration? And when one of the family is nearly killed, Margaret alone discovers who was responsible. Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life? And can she avoid an obvious trap meant to force her from hiding? On her journey from wellborn lady to servant to uncertain future, Margaret must learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of "serve one another in love."
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The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Tales from Ivy Hill

ISBN: 1432845470

Category: Fiction

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Living at Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood. She opens a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, then discovers two mysteries hidden among them. The man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for? Her hostess, Mercy Grove stays busy managing her girls' school. When several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause.
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An Ivy Hill Christmas

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print

ISBN: 143288445X

Category: Fiction

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Haunted by an old secret and the shadows of his past, gentleman Richard Brockwell prefers to stay away from Ivy Hill--until his mother threatens to stop funding his carefree life unless he returns for Christmas. Will Christmastime in Ivy Hill, with all of its divine hope, unforeseen surprises, and unexpected romantic encounters, work its magic in his heart?
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The Apothecary s Daughter

As Lilly toils in her father's apothecary, preparing herbs and remedies by rote, she is haunted by memories of her mother's disappearance. Villagers whisper the tale, but her father refuses to discuss it.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 1410417115

Category: Fiction

Page: 663

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Yearning for more adventure in her life and longing to know the truth behind her mother's disappearance, Lillian Haswell, the brilliant daughter of the local apothecary, seizes the opportunity when a distant aunt offers to educate her as a lady in London, and is exposed to fashionable society and romance, as well as clues about her mother.
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The Girl in the Gatehouse

Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1441214119

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate. There, she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how--by writing novels in secret. Captain Matthew Bryant, returning to England successful and wealthy after the Napoleonic wars, leases an impressive estate from a cash-poor nobleman, determined to show the society beauty who once rejected him what a colossal mistake she made. When he discovers an old gatehouse on the property, he is immediately intrigued by its striking young inhabitant and sets out to uncover her identity, and her past. But the more he learns about her, the more he realizes he must distance himself. Falling in love with an outcast would ruin his well-laid plans. The old gatehouse holds secrets of its own. Can Mariah and Captain Bryant uncover them before the cunning heir to the estate buries them forever?
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A Castaway in Cornwall

"Danger abounds on the wild Cornwall coast and so does romance. With a perfect blend of intrigue and tender moments, A Castaway in Cornwall is my favorite Klassen title to date.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493428076

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers, Laura Callaway now lives with her uncle and his disapproving wife in North Cornwall. There she feels like a castaway, always viewed as an outsider even as she yearns to belong. While wreckers search for valuables along the windswept Cornwall coast--known for its many shipwrecks but few survivors--Laura searches for clues to the lives lost so she can write letters to next of kin and return keepsakes to rightful owners. When a man is washed ashore after a wreck, Laura acts quickly to protect him from a local smuggler determined to destroy him. As Laura and a neighbor care for the survivor, they discover he has curious wounds and, although he speaks in careful, educated English, his accent seems odd. Other clues wash ashore, and Laura soon realizes he is not who he seems to be. Despite the evidence against him, the mysterious man might provide her only chance to discover the truth about her parents' fate. With danger pursuing them from every side, and an unexpected attraction growing between them, will Laura ever find the answers she seeks?
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Lady of Milkweed Manor

Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about the redemption of past failings and the beauty of sacrificial love.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1441202293

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The engaging and moving story of a once-proper lady who finds herself in a most unexpected situation; a romance set in Regency England.
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Timeless Regency Romance Collection

This special value collection includes three bestselling novels from the top author of inspirational Regency romance, Julie Klassen. These moving, independent stories feature strong heroines, tender romance, and compelling intrigue.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 0764218344

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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This special value collection includes three bestselling novels from the top author of inspirational Regency romance, Julie Klassen. These moving, independent stories feature strong heroines, tender romance, and compelling intrigue. The collection includes The Lady of Milkweed Manor, The Apothecary's Daughter, and The Silent Governess.
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Not Plain Jane

The fact that the new governess looked ready to bolt so quickly after the last one
had been run off by his nieces' pranks did not reflect well upon his sister's
capacity to nurture. ... Chancing another wink at the silent governess, he nodded.

Author: Sarita Leone

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 9781509201242

Category: Fiction

Page: 99

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Governess Jane Hallifax is hiding from a terrifying past. Edward Montgomery is a duke but even his title can’t save him from assuming the role of parent that his ailing sister cannot—and will not. Neither is prepared for what’s in store but caring for three mischievous little girls while evading kidnappers proves to be a recipe for love…and laughter.
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Some Persons Unknown

But the very infants were against her ; and she left the room with a bitter glance at
the silent governess , who after a moment's consideration dismissed the class
herself . Meantime the irate lady had gone straight to her husband . “ Miss
Winfrey ...

Author: Ernest William Hornung

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: WISC:89099755464

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Kenyon had been more unmanageable than usual. Unsettled and excitable from the moment he awoke and remembered who was coming in the evening, he had remained in an unsafe state all day. That evening found him with unbroken bones was a miracle to Ethel his sister, and to his great friend John, the under-gardener. Poor Ethel was in charge; and sole charge of Kenyon, who was eleven, was no light matter for a girl with her hair still down. Her brother was a handful at most times; to-day he would have filled some pairs of stronger hands than Ethel's. They had begun the morning together, with snob-cricket, as the small boy called it; but Kenyon had been rather rude over it, and Ethel had retired. She soon regretted this step; it had made him reckless; he had spent the most dangerous day. Kenyon delighted in danger. He had a mania for walking round the entire premises on the garden wall, which was high enough to kill him if he fell, and for clambering over the greenhouses, which offered a still more fascinating risk. Not only had he done both this morning, he had gone so far as to straddle a gable of the house itself, shrieking good-tempered insults at Ethel, who appealed to him with tears and entreaties from the lawn below.
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The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill Tales from Ivy Hill Book 1

Readers will rejoice that this is only the beginning of her new Tales from Ivy Hill series"--Publishers Weekly Praise for Julie Klassen "Christy Award-winning Klassen draws on Jane Austen's impeccably crafted novels in her . . . richly ...

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441230621

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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First Series from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen! The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to run a business. However, with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must find a way to bring new life to the inn. Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help. Formerly mistress of The Bell, Thora is struggling to find her place in the world. As she and Jane work together, they form a measure of trust, and Thora's wounded heart begins to heal. When she encounters two men from her past, she sees them--and her future--in a different light. With pressure mounting from the bank, Jane employs innovative methods to turn the inn around, and puzzles over the intentions of several men who seem to have a vested interest in the place. Will her efforts be enough to save The Bell? And will Thora embrace the possibility of a second chance at love?
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Kernwood Or After Many Days

... severed the golden ringlet from the sunny head , and took her by the hand ,
while she led the way to her governess . ... the name of this knight of the fish ; but
how little did he dream that the silent governess could have pronounced it !

Author: Lucy Virginia French

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:088041967

Category: United States

Page: 390

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Along the Road

He was a Prodigal , sure enough , only he didn't wish to repent , ” she remarked
once plaintively before the governess , although Miss Vine furtively shook her
head , and glanced warningly at Ella . * Oh , Susan , what do I care ! You've never
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Author: E. Constance

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435072960727

Category:

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His Excellency s English Governess

It was not so difficult as usual , Cecil thought , to realise that one was in the city of
the Khalifs , now that the splendours of the place were properly revealed by the
aid of many wax - lights , and the rooms , at other times empty and silent , were ...

Author: Sydney C. Grier

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435009103557

Category:

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Only the Governess

he muttered , as he walked briskly down the silent street , and then oddly enough
he thought of the little cold hand that had lain so loosely in his . Dossie will not
forgive me , I am afraid , " he said to himself rather sadly , as he turned into the ...

Author: Roša Nouchette Carey

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590203117

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The English governess

Mrs . Rushbrook was one of those quiet , meek , and gentle women , whose path
lies in the silent walks of unostentatious usefulness . She was indeed , a help
meet ' for the ardent missionary , and her sweet influence soothed many an ...

Author: Rachel McCrindell

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600021359

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Only the Governess

he muttered , as he walked briskly down the silent street , and then oddly enough
he thought of the little cold hand that had lain so loosely in his . ' Dossie will not
forgive me , I am afraid , ' he said to himself rather sadly , as he turned into the ...

Author: Rosa Nouchette Carey

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433034410021

Category: English fiction

Page: 439

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The Duke s Governess Bride

He was relieved to see that if there had been an unshed tear or two glistening in
her eyes, they were gone now. But instead of another kiss, a Venetian rooster in
some nearby courtyard seized the silent opportunity to crow and announce the ...

Author: Miranda Jarrett

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459219588

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Former governess Jane Wood is on borrowed time—and she doesn't want the fairy tale of her Grand Tour to end. She awaits the arrival of her employer, Richard Farren, Duke of Aston, with trepidation…. To widower Richard, meek and mousy Miss Wood is unrecognizable as the carefree and passionate Jane. Seeing Venice through her eyes opens his mind and heart to romance! Yet a sinister threat hangs over their newfound happiness: to protect Jane, Richard will have to overcome the demons of his past and persuade her to become his proper wife….
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