description: When Olivia Keene arrives home to find her father strangling her mother, she picks up the nearest blunt object and bashes him on the head. Fearing that she will be charged with murder, Olivia, with her mother's help, flees. While en route to a potential position with an old friend of her mother's, Olivia finds herself caught up in a series of dangerous adventures culminating in her arrival at Brightwell Court, where she accidentally eavesdrops on a conversation between Lord Edward Stanton Bradley and his father, the Earl. Realizing that the information the now speechless Olivia unknowingly possesses could ruin him, Edward insists that she accept a position in his family's nursery, never expecting that the silent new governess might be his one hope of salvation.
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|Period Accuracy||No Votes Yet.: 5|
|Beauty of the Romance||: 4.5|
|Cohesion and freshness of the plot||: 4.5|
|Visibility of the Inspirational Message||: 4|