Beneath His Silence Beneath His Silence

Beneath His Silence

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Publisher Description

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?

Fiction & Literature
November 1
Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Customer Reviews

princezz24789 ,

Sweeping Gothic mystery/romance

Four and a Half Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭒
Beneath His Silence by Hannah Linder is a gothic, and atmospheric historical romance set in the Regency England. It’s a beautiful story mostly set in a dericict castle on the Scotish coast.

Story Recap:
Ella Pemberton lives a life of comfort and luxury as the second daughter to a baron. But, when her sister is mysteriously killed, she belives her sister’s husband is the murderer and she wants answers. Lord Sedgewick has blood on his hands and is a pariah in his villiage. He hears the whispers from the villagers about the strange goings on at Wyckhorn Manor and he knows he’s the cause of them. But, he has to focus on his young son, Peter who he adores.

Ella is determined to get to the bottom of her sisters death and she knows she has to get to Wyckhorn Manor and find Lord Sedgewich and find out the truth. When she finds out he needs a governess for his young son, she realizes that is the best way to find out what happened to her sister. But what will she find at the remote and neglected Wyckhorn Manor, and can she live in the same home as a murderer?

My Thoughts:
I was surpised at how fast I read this book! Many times when I read historical novels, it takes a while to get into them as authors usually spend some time to set the scene, but not in this case, the action started right away and I was rooting for Ella all the way. I just could not put this book down until I found out all the secrets.

Ella is spirited, courageous and kindhearted. Her hatred toward Lord Sedgewick is justifiable and I admired the fact that she wanted to get to the bottom of her sisters death. Although she made the assumption that Lord Sedgewick was behind the murder, it was understandable as she never met him and didn’t know anything about his character.

This book has a lot of secrets and I couldn’t wait to find out the real story. Lord Sedgewick is a very mysterious person and I couldn’t figure out what he was hiding and if he was a murderer or not. The manor is also full of mystery and seems to be haunted too. One bright spot in the story is young Peter and the way he interacted with his father. They obviously loved each other and I also enjoyed the way Peter charmed Ella and their relationship was adorable.

I highly recommend Beneath His Silence to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own

61655 ,

Spectacular debut!

If you have not seen proof of Him, Miss Woodhart, I dare say you have never really looked. - Henry Sedgewick

Perhaps Ella Pemberton (Woodhart) had never really looked for God, even though she was regular in her church attendance. This wonderful story of loss and second chances also brings forgiveness and spiritual awakening to both of these well developed characters. Plenty of danger, fear and distrust will keep you wondering if this twisted tale will once again end in death.

This debut novel kept me on the edge of my seat, requiring me to read right through to that last page before considering any thought of other things. An early copy was received through Barbour Publishing and NetGalley. These impressions are my own and were in no way solicited.

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