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Governess to the Duke's Heir

(Dangerous Lords #4)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  286 ratings  ·  25 reviews
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Andrew, the Duke of Harrow, has returned to his Oxfordshire estate after years away in Vienna on a diplomatic engagement. He left England after losing his beloved wife in childbirth. But his children consider him a stranger, and the new governess disapproves of him.

In hope of restoring his fam
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published January 10th 2019 by Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

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Debbie DiFiore
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very different style for the author

If I hadn't known this was Maggie Anderson writing this book, I would never have believed it. Well written but just a very different tone to the book. There is only one intimate scene and it was pretty much fade to black. But I loved it. The heroine is a governess and the duke has been away and he comes home with a Baroness as a prospective wife. There were shades of The Sound Of Music in several scenes. But there is mystery and someone seems to be trying to ki
Maggie Whitworth
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great new book from Maggi Andersen and it’s brilliant.
I really enjoyed this book, Andrew Duke Of Harrow is about to meet his match , his partner in love, in Miss Jenny Harrismith his children’s new Governess .
They are going on a wild adventure, one that will pull them in all directions, they will be betrayed, their lives will be altered and upended, they will realise the only people they can count on to help them ,are their very close friends and each other .
A wonderful book full of em
Lori D
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story that has a little bit of it all. Mystery, suspense, adventure and an unexpected attraction between a governess and a Duke. What could be more entertaining? Jenny Harrismith is the governess to the children of Andrew, the Duke of Harrow. After his wife died, he had to get away and took a diplomatic position in Vienna and had become a stranger to his children. But he finally decided it was time to come home and take care of his responsibilities.
Jenny had left home after an ultim
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Governess to the Duke's Heir
By Maggi Anderson

Andrew, the Duke of Harrow, has returned to his estate after years away in Vienna. He left England after losing his wife in childbirth. Now his children consider him a stranger, and the new governess disapproves of him.

Hoping to restore his family, he has invited a baroness who may become the new Dutchess of Harrow, but Andrew's plans do not go as he had hoped. After multiple attempts on his young sons life he finds himself working with the gover
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Longing and mystery

Andrew is a duke, a widowed, busy, important leader of men. Since his beloved wife’s death two years prior, he has spent little time at home with his two small children at his country estate.
Miss Jenny Harrismith is governess to the duke’s two young children, and she is as fond of them as they are of her.
Andrew has decided he wishes to curtail his diplomatic duties, find a wife and return to the country to raise his children. So he invites a widow to his home to determine if
Sandra Standefer
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story! Andrew returns to his estate after being away for years as a diplomat. Andrew. Brings home a woman he is thinking about marrying. Eager to get to know his children again, he is impressed by how much his children love Miss Jenny. As he gets to know her he realizes how much she loves them. Drawn to Jenny he can’t help compare her to the woman he is possibly going to marry. When someone attempts to kill his son Andrew and Jenny must work together to keep the children safe. T ...more
Debbie Glenn Brown
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Miss Jenny Harrismith is an impoverish lord’s daughter who works as governess to the Duke of Harrow two young children. He’s rarely in residence, he’s considered a stranger to his children whom he left after his wife dies in child birth. Andrew, the Duke of Harrow, has returned to his Oxford estate after years away on a diplomatic engagement. He returns with invited guest a German Baroness he’s thinking of asking to be his new wife. Then there’s three attempts made on his young son William’s lif ...more
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Due to the mismanagement of the family fortune, Jenny Harrismith was forced to take a position as Governess to support her father and siblings. Andrew, The Duke of Harrow, fled to the Continent upon the death of his wife and has not maintained a relationship with his children. As he needs to provide a mother for his children, he romances a widowed Baroness, Greta. As Andrew returns to his home, he realizes that there is a bit of a mystery-someone is attempting to murder his son. As Jenny protect ...more
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a very entertaining read. There was a sweet romance ( gradually building in the background) danger, attempted murder, a rival for the duke and two delightful children. There was also a close family connection for the governess, Jenny, with her own siblings. Jenny was a very caring person who always tried to put her loved ones before herself. She also had a close connection with her two charges. Andrew, the duke, had lost his dearly loved wife and had cut himself off from his children. J ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Literary comfort food

There’s some fairly silly dialogue and the storytelling bogs down from time to time, but for the most part this is a pleasant read. If you’ve read any English historical romance at all, you’ll know how this one ends just from the title. That’s my way of saying that despite this being part of the ‘dangerous lords’ series, there is nothing original, exciting or thought provoking in this storyline. As a result, Governess to the Duke’s Heir is little more than literary comfort
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sweet story with romance and mystery. Jenny is the governess to the Duke’s two children and must protect his son as threats are made on the little boy that no one seems to know about. She also has to cope with angry staff who see her as just trying to get attention. On top of this the Duke brings a baroness and her brother along with his cousin. Suspicion is on everyone. Then Jenny is suddenly forced back to her home and the Duke and his children are left wondering what went wrong. The twists ...more
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book four in the Dangerous Lords series. This story did not disappoint. Jenny and Andrew's story is very heartfelt. Jenny truly cares for Andrew's children and is determined to assist him in discovering what is going on. His children are in danger. While trying to get to the bottom of what is going on, these two start develop feelings for one another. Danger is around. Andrew can't loose anyone he cares about. Will things be ripped out if his life after all the suffering he has been thro ...more
Heidi J.
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is impossible for me to hear “governess” and “Duke” without immediately thinking of Jane Eyre, and there are plot elements in the second half that have echoes, particularly when Jenny leaves in haste in the middle of the night (although for quite different reasons), but the first half of the book, which was my favorite, reminded me of “The Sound of Music,” which is an entirely different governess-falls-in-love-with-employer story. If you enjoy historical romance (1820s England), I recommend i ...more
An enjoyable read with a decent plot and some engaging characters. For once the children were 'children' not precocious brats, and Jenny was wonderful as the governess. Andrew came across as decent and concerned, but a tad 'separate' which worked perfectly.

I liked the way the story developed but the last part had a 'tacked on' feel to it rather than being an integral part of the main story.

Three and a half stars rounded up to four because I read to the end ;)
Tracy Yeanish
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Taking a slow to love journey

The heroine leaves home to avoid a distasteful marriage, to go into service as a governess in the Duke's household to both the heir and his sister. A foreign intrigue insues from His Grades' diplomatic time at the Vienna Conference, threatening the heir and His Grace. A potential fiancee... A murderer...a New Duchess. Read "Governess to the Duke's Heir" to find out how Maggi Andersen told this Regency bit of intrigue.
Sandra Tomas
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love has no boundaries!

This is a wonderful deligwadhtful read!
Jenny was determined to protect the Duke's son ,even though it put her own life in danger. And she found love along the way. This story is filled with lots of adventure, and fast heart beating moments.from beginning to end.
I enjoyed reading every page.
And I always love a happy ending.
Thank you!💞
InD'tale Magazine

The fourth novel in the “Dangerous Lords” series, this book is part mystery adventure and part romance.

Read full review in the 2019 April issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Margaret Taylor
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

once again a brilliant and exciting follow on from the other books in this series. It covers everything from romance to attempted murder. It also follows on with the troubles surrounding the King. I so hope there is a Book 5. Highly recommend this series of books.
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Such a warm loving story. I was so happy that the Duke was like a normal man and not stuffy.
merilie Gonzales
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Governess to the Duke's Heir

This book was enjoyable and sweet. It's mostly clean, one sex scene, not to explicit. The mystery plot was ok but I like more intrigue. A pleasant read.
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A governess, two children. Attempted murder. A Duke. Excitement, adventure in every page. Interesting characters added to the tale of love, and adventure.
Marsha Lessig
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Story

l loved how this story was written. Suspense and suspicion thrown together with attempted murder and confusion. All together, a fun read!
Delbora Dixon-Green
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great Story

Truly enjoyed this book. It has intrigue, mystery and romance. I was saddened to put it down to work today. It captured my imagination from start to end.
Tom Prejsner
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it

Thank you for sharing these wonderful romance novels series books. Please keep writing more of these wonderful books. Thank you
Kristin Davison
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this, especially with the added intrigue.
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Maggi Andersen wrote her first book for publication after gaining a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing. She lives with her husband, a retired lawyer in an historic country town near Sydney, Australia. She wrote her first adventure story at 8 years old. Her novels are still adventure stories, but also seductive romances. Georgette Heyer and Victoria Holt among others, inspired her Regencie ...more

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