Lord Victor Ashley, the fifth Earl of Standish, was surprised by his undisciplined reaction when the young woman was announced.
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I enjoy books that involve children, and especially when these children play an important role in the story, which is the case with The Governess' Debut. Lord Astley is desperate to find a governess for his spoilt daughter. He's lost several governesses who couldn't tolerate the little girl. So when the lovely and too young Felicia Scott arrives for the position, he finds himself in a dilemma. His daughter needs a governess, but he was hoping for someone older and unattractive.
Felicia is a gently-bred young lady who is in dire straits after her brother gambles away the estate he inherited from his parents and her dowry. Now she has to find a way to make a living and jumps at the chance of become a governess. But will the Earl's daughter make it difficult for her to keep her job?
Not only did I enjoy the hero and heroine, I was also delighted by some of the side characters. This story, though short, is well written and very satisfying.
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January 19, 2022