The storytelling is fluent, colourful, and emotional, adding a subtle tension that keeps readers glued to the pages!
Fans of ‚Downton Abbey‘ will find every character amongst the servants one could think of in good old England.
Coming April 30, 2021!
Young Daniel Huntington is offered a position as Master of Horse at the renowned estate of Baronet Brigham. He accepts, overwhelmed by this unique opportunity. While he soon settles into his new life, there is one thing puzzling him: Among the servants is a maid who never speaks and is shunned by everyone. Fascinated by her friendship with a white mare that does not suffer anyone else to touch her, Daniel tries to find out more about the girl. The last words of the old Master of Horse hint at a gruesome secret…
It was fascinating how the story has romantic, emotionally beautiful aspects on the one hand, while on the other it is full of tension like a suspense novel. In the course of the story, the drama becomes ever more evident. To me as a reader it was especially lovely to read Daniel’s thoughts in his letters to his mother.
The Silent Maid is a beautiful historical romance, letting the reader get lost in past times to experience the events on the estate first-hand. The storytelling is fluent, colourful, emotional and right from the start filled with an underlying tension that makes the reader curious and keeps them glued to the pages, while they mingle with the inhabitants of the estate to get to the bottom of all the secrets. The descriptions create gorgeous images before the reader’s inner eye. The Christian aspect is also transported beautifully, for the story is about trust in God, hope and forgiveness.
I have deeply enjoyed reading this book. Especially the character of the Baronet and the explanation, why he acts the way he does, was quite different from the usual, which really surprised me. The maid’s psychological struggle was also very well presented following her suffering. Being a former horse girl, I loved everything concerning the horses, except two scenes which pained me a bit. But these make the story seem even more real.