Lillian Porter is a young woman who wants to make a difference, and is tired of staying safe and protected in her grandfather's mansion, so she takes a job as a nanny, for Woody Colton's young son, Jimmy. But rumors swirl about Woody and the death of his wife, and Jimmy hasn't spoken a word since.
When the rumors don't seem to match the man, Lillian can't help but wonder if there is more going on than meets the eye...
Lillian is eager to learn and she quickly befriends Mrs. Goodman, who offers to teach her to cook. Lillian is also patient with Jimmy, and finds ways to keep him actively involved and engaged, communicating even though he still doesn't talk.
I really liked Mrs. Goodman, and how she and Lillian studied the bible together, encouraging Woody to join them. One of my favorite characters was Harry, a kind man who befriends Jimmy. Many people are mean to Harry, including his own brother Darwin, who I disliked and didn't like spending so much time reading about him.
Overall, a great read. A little slow to start, but as it picks up the tension mounts. I learned alot in this book and thought it was interesting that table olives were only beginning to be popular in 1890. Good relationships, and friendships throughout.
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