Lillian Porter accepted a job as a nanny to a boy who has mutism and no longer speaks due to the murder of his mother, in Angels Camp in California. She decided to leave her home with her grandfather in hopes of pursuing a new life as she no longer wants to be a prisoner in her own home. Her grandfather disowns her after this "hasty" decision, but the staff still very much loves her and keeps connected with her as she moves on with her new life.
Woody Colton, the father of little Jimmy, is completely grieving the loss of his wife. The entire town blames him for his wives murder as the killer was not found. His son, Jimmy will not talk after the trauma and Woody does not know how to help him.
This story is more that just Lillian moving in with Woody to nanny and take care of Jimmy, but a story of forgiveness and the deep wounds that gossip can have on someone's life. It is a beautiful story of redemption, healing and the story of how God can show up to help any difficult situation.
"Beyond the Silence" is a remarkable novel about love, forgiveness, and healing. I loved this book and never had ready a book by Tracie Peterson. I read it in one sitting because I could not put it down. Having never read anything by Kimberly Woodhouse, I enjoyed her sense of style of writing as well. I hope to read many more books by both of these authors. I also enjoyed the character Harry and cannot wait for you to meet him!
Thank you to Bethany House for providing me a copy through Litfuse. I give this book five stars!
About the Authors:
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.
**||** Kimberley Woodhouse is a multipublished author of fiction and nonfiction. A popular speaker/teacher, she's shared her theme of Joy Through Trials with over 150,000 people at more than a thousand venues across the country. She lives, writes, and homeschools with her husband of twenty-plus years and their two awesome teens live in Colorado.