Bookish Musings, Banter & More
The Earl, who is also her employer, as well as Eden herself find themselves in what they think is an untenable position of caring for someone that is already attached and does not return the same level of affection. They both skirt the issue for quite some time I suppose hoping that it will work itself out without their action. When they do finally acknowledge their situation to one another and discover the real truth about the interfering liaisons will it be the end or the beginning for them? Does the Earl succumb to the truths Eden so bluntly points out in conversation both with him and with his sister Diana that he then hears from the young girl? Or will Colin continue to deny the existence of anything he canâ€™t justify intellectually?
Questions of morals and values as well as faith seem to inevitably come spilling out from Diana in conversation with her governess. Despite her brotherâ€™s insistence that God is just the invention of human imagination that needs something to hang onto, the young girl refuses to believe his answers are accurate. As she recounts the conversations with Eden to her brother he begins baiting her into dangerous territory and the conversations become face to face rather than through the intermediary of his sister. Read this book to discover what happens between the Vicarâ€™s daughter turned governess and a young Earl thrust into a fatherâ€™s role with his own sister. Edenâ€™s personal testimony to them both through her behavior and choices is a powerful example of being Christâ€™s reflection to those around us. Will this example prove powerful enough to overturn the Earlâ€™s misplaced trust and redirect it to the proper home or will it merely alienate him even more from both the bearer of the example and its source?(ISBN#9781598008869, 248pp, $11.95)
Check out the book or purchase a copy at Barnes and Noble by clicking the bookcover and check out my interview with the author and lots of other links in Sunday’s post.