Monday, October 31, 2022

BLOG TOUR - Beneath His Silence


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?







• "Fast-paced danger and suspense from an exciting newcomer to Regency fiction."— Julie Klassen, award-winning author of A Castaway in Cornwall


• "A strong story of loss and forgiveness, resentment surrendered to faith, and the mercy of God. Readers will enjoy this turbulent mystery with a smile-worthy ending."— Kristen Heitzmann, Christy Award-winning author of Secrets and The Breath of Dawn


• "This book has everything I love...a dark and broody hero, a spunky heroine on a mission, and a deeply delicious creepy manor home. Beneath His Silence is a rather gothic tale set in Regency England, filled with plenty of intrigue, danger, and romance to make for a very satisfying read."— Michelle Griep, Christy Award-winning author of Lost in Darkness





Title:   Beneath His Silence
Author:  Hannah Linder
Publisher:  Barbour Fiction
Genre:   Historical Fiction
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:   320
Date of Publication:   November 1, 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars

This is a wonderful debut regency story that is full of mystery. In fact it is a story of revenge that turns into a story of redemption. Ella has her reasons for taking on a job as governess for Henry. She is determined to discover what happened to her sister and this job caring for Henry’s son Peter should give her an inside look at what is going on in Henry’s home with hopes of discovering secrets of the past in a story that definitely gives off Gothic vibes. 

Finding the answers that she seeks is not easy for Ella. In fact, Henry has a hard shell around him that is nearly impossible for her to crack. In fact, there was a lot of friction between Ella and Henry. Even so, there was a draw between them and it was questionable whether or not they would recognize it to the degree where they could work past the secrets that could definitely keep them apart.

As much as I loved Ella for her determination, and Henry for his stoicism, there is another notable character in this book, and that is young Peter. He was a true sweetheart and in some ways was the catalyst that made what was happening between Ella and Henry work.

Aside from the mystery, aside from the romance, aside from the danger, aside from the relationship that developed between Ella and Peter, there was the backbone of faith in the story that drew everything together. This is what turned this book into a wonderful redemption story. Hannah Linder has done a fabulous job with this beautiful story and I definitely look forward to reading more from her in the future. 

Many thanks to Barbour Fiction and to Austen Prose for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


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Hannah Linder 
resides in the beautiful mountains of central West Virginia. Represented by Books & Such, she writes Regency romantic suspense novels. She is a double 2021 Selah Award winner, a 2022 Selah Award finalist, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Hannah is a Graphic Design Associates Degree graduate who specializes in professional book cover design. She designs for both traditional publishing houses and individual authors, including New York Times, USA Today, and international bestsellers. She is also a local photographer and a self-portrait photographer. When Hannah is not writing, she enjoys playing her instruments--piano, guitar, and ukulele--songwriting, painting still life, walking in the rain, and sitting on the front porch of her 1800s farmhouse. 




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