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Lillian Porter moves west to be a nanny for a young boy in California. When she arrives, she hears all kinds of sinister rumours about her new employer, Woodward Colton. Six year old Jimmy, who hasn't spoken since witnessing his mother's death, may hold the key to keeping he... Read More

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Lillian Porter moves west to be a nanny for a young boy in California. When she arrives, she hears all kinds of sinister rumours about her new employer, Woodward Colton. Six year old Jimmy, who hasn't spoken since witnessing his mother's death, may hold the key to keeping her safe.

Product Details;
Page Count: 352
Released: 01/2016
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2016
  • UPC: 9780764214103
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Publish Date: Jan 5, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC042030"
  • ISBN: 0764214101

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Lillian Porter was not your typical wealthy young woman. Being orphaned as an infant and raised by her affluent, doting grandparents, she had lived a very sheltered and privileged life. She accepts a job from an ad to be a nanny to a young boy. She believed God was leading, so she went even though her grandfather disowned her. She travels to an olive farm in California to work for Woody, caring for his son Jimmy. Such a drastic change for her; from the big city of Indianapolis and servants at her beck and call, to a rural olive farm in Angels Camp, California! Upon arrival she finds her new employer has been accused of the murder of his wife and is ostracized by the town! Her fears are put aside once she meets Woody, his house keeper Mrs. Goodman and little Jimmy. She learns his silence began after his mother died. She quickly becomes a part of the family. Her love grows for the family. Little do they know the dangers they facing or the problems ahead. I love Lillian’s courage and spunk. She has such character and fortitude! I liked how the authors made God the center the individuals lives and collectively as a household. They were a reminder that even the strongest faith can be questioned or doubted in extremely difficult times; real trust in God always shines through! This book is beautifully written, a real page turner!!I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.

worth a read by Karen W {Ting's Mom} on 2/5/2016

This book has it all - tragedy, grief, humor, laughter, suspense, hate, and love. Such a wonderful collaboration between these two great authors. I found myself both laughing and crying, and rejoicing in the goodness that is God's love and protection. Loved this book. *I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. *

Silenced By Fear by Maureen on 1/28/2016

This story opens on such a sad note with a heinous crime of murder in front of a six year old, who becomes so traumatized that he never talks again. Who would do such an evil thing, and then to make things worse, if possible, Jimmy’s dad Woody is accused of killing his wife.
Enter Lillian Porter whom as the book opens has made a decision that is about to affect every ones life, she is going to go west and take a job as a nanny. Now Lillian has grown up sheltered and with a silver spoon type of life, and now she is defying her Grandfather, who in the end disowns her. She was orphaned as a baby and raised by her wealthy grandparents, but now wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps.
We are about to experience life in Angels Camp California, and are surprised how the man they know and loved is now treated. There is some violence and tears, and chuckles and laughs, a bit of romance, and as we follow this story we move in with these characters and live with them.
I enjoyed this book, and see how we can make rash decisions, and how they effect everyone, not just us. I loved particularly the character of Henry, simple-minded gentle giant; he was a joy in this book. Enjoy this captivating story about a real town in the old west.
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.

A great book that will have you on your toes and keep you turn the pages as fast as you can. by aussiegirl on 1/15/2016

Tracie Peterson & Kimberly Woodhouse
I love the cover of this book very nicely done. I love the colors of this cover, the big tree, the grassy area it is just really nice. It tells me a store all its own.
This story had me hooked from the first page which I like but it also kept my attention all through the book. It has twist and turns and mysteries having you look over your shoulder. The characters in this story was really life like and had you crying, laughing, you’ll look at how gossip can kill a person soul and turn people ugly and mean that usually are the nicest people in the world but it only takes a few to turn a town upside down.
If you’re like me then you pick characters you like and watch their every move. I loved Lillian and the faith that drove her to stand her ground and listen to God’s directions., Then there’s Harry a young man that will surprise you and have you wanting to fight for him, a boy whom can’t talk and a man accused of murdering his wife did he do it or is there something the people aren’t seeing?
The Olive Farm sounds great but there really wasn’t much on it but I was intrigued by the little they did tell of the farm and the work it took.
I’d like to see another story written about the families and what they are up to now. This book is exciting and kept me on my toes. I recommend it highly. I received this book free from Bethany House for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s.
5 Stars
ISBN 978-0-7642-1410-3

…to look after orphans and widows in their distress. James 1:27
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