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An Uncommon Governess (Regency Duo #1)

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Determined not to marry, Lady Amelia runs away from home. Disguising herself as bespectacled Abigail Sparrow, she accepts a position as governess. Her employer, Valentine North, had always sworn he would remain unattached--despite the fact that he'd been given charge of two wards. But soon, Val is not only in danger of tarnishing his reputation as a freewheeling bachelor, ...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Zebra
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Dec 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
meh, hero seems like a horrible person, not really redeemed at the end. His friends seem like buffoons and everyone runs around without thought

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An earl's daughter runs off from a betrothal to someone awful, and becomes a governess. Her employer is a young man who has just been given custody of his vile but loved cousin's children after he and his wife freeze to death in the colonies on their way to a party. Yes, that is how they die and yes the male characters joke about it.

The hero, North, is a complete dick who acts as such for the ENTIRE book, refusing to speak to the governess or see the children (except in a guise as his 'elderly s
Aug 07, 2016 rated it liked it
The "hero" of this book is a jerk. He is a jerk at the beginning of the book, he is a jerk through the middle of the book and he is pretty much of a jerk to the end of that book. I can't imagine why the heroine would fall in love with him, but there it is.

For a regency, there is a lot going on with and around these characters. More plot lines than most romances.
Sharon Sherman
Jul 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
You have to laugh or at least smile while reading about a man thinks a child needs as he tries to set up a home for two orphans. A great way to releave a bad or sad mood.
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