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?
This was an okay book, a pleasant read and an easy story line to get involved with. I did enjoy the historical details in the book and they seemed to be well researched and incorporated into the story. I also liked how they handled Harry's disability, that was well thought out to my mind.
Loved Lillian's character and how feisty she was. You can guess what will happen in the end, no mystery there.
Stars out of 5 : 4 I read this a few days before I got around to writing the review and honestly I had to refresh my memory by reading the back of the book to remember what I had read. It's a great book to wile away a couple of afternoons. Will I remember it next month.....no.
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