Seducing the Governess (The Regency Sisters)
Assist a handsome stranger, alone on an unfamiliar road . . . unless the rake happens to be her new employer.
Take a position in a crumbling manor . . . especially if the household staff has been replaced by unruly former soldiers.
Allow her young charge entrée to her heart . . . for once done, it will be impossible to maintain proper di...more
There is another storyline in London that is interspersed among Mercy's storyline which got a bit confusing at times. I realize that that storyline is part of what leads to the sequel, but it became a bit confusing to me. I did not really understa...more
I wont bother with the good bits which are the characters and the story line. I will explain however what held it back from being a 4 starrer.
This book was just a little too repetitive for me. The author would repeat characters thoughts or feelings all throughout the book, it was almost like she wanted readers to be able to pick up the book and open it...more
Mercy who slowly is learning her past and more will be told in t...more
Date reviewed: 10th March 2011
Review link: http://cleffairy.com/?p=4928
I was still in the mood for some sizzling romance that will either burn you with pleasure or send you to seventh heaven, and therefore, I picked up another good read from Harper Collins. This time, it’s ‘Seducing The Governess’ by Margo Maguire.
Margo Maguire did a fine job in giving the readers a sense of escapism and the fantasy of having a scandalous affair with one’s employer in ‘Seducing The...more
Although there's quite a bit of intrigue in this book, which I enjoyed, it's the characters who stand out for me. The main male character, Nash, is dealing with a lot of u...more
Then we switch to Nash, the hero. Nash, a former army officer, was wounded and badly scarred at Waterloo. While he was in the army both his older brothers died under suspic...more
Upon arriving to Ashby Hall, she quickly realizes that the man was her new employer, Nash, and that Ashby Hall is a decaying great house, staffed with various of men who served under Nash i...more
I liked the setup-- The governess (actually an heiress disowned by her grandfather when her parents died when she was three) starts work for an earl that newly inherited the title, estate & young niece (who is trying to figure out what went wrong to put him in this position). There's mystery on both sides of the couple-to-be.
Unfortunately, neither party ever quite worked for me as...more
Publish Date: February 22, 2011
How I got this book: NetGalley
I’m a big fan of Regency era Historical Romances, so the premise of this one sounded great to me, a woman struggling to survive after the death of her parents takes on the role of serving as governess to the new Earl’s young niece. Having never served as a governess before, Mercy is unsure of proper protocol, but is fairly sure that the Earl and his merry men of former soldiers are not doing things correctly.
The Earl, N...more
Her charge is an emotionally traumatized little girl and Mercy...more
Raised by austere parents and shocked by the revelation of family secrets after their deaths, Mercy Franklin leaves home to take a position as a governess to a young girl at a remote estate. Nash Farris, Earl of Ashby, was never supposed to be the earl – he’s the third son, after all. Scarred both by battle and the premature deaths of his two brothers, he’s returned to Ashby Hall to try to restore the physically and emotionally devastated family ho...more
I must confess that the story showed a lot of potential and promise. However, there was nothing fresh in the story. It was the same old story with rather flat characters. Having said all that, I still might be interested in he...more
Likes: I liked the characters and the plot. Nothing new or unpredictable. As I said above, you kn...more
I liked it very much and recommend that anyone who likes Jane Eyre to read this one. The heat between the two characters made me just want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen between them.
I did not find it engaging or interesting to read on, so I gave up. There are so many great exciting romances I thought I wouldn't waste mor...more