The Mysterious Governess (Daughters of Sin, #3)

The Mysterious Governess (Daughters of Sin, #3)

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by Beverley Oakley
     
 

Lissa Hazlett lives life in the shadows. The beautiful, illegitimate daughter of Viscount Partington earns her living as an overworked governess while her vain and spoiled half sister, Araminta, enjoys London’s social whirl as its most feted debutante.

When Lissa’s rare talent as a portraitist brings her unexpectedly into the bosom of society

Overview

Lissa Hazlett lives life in the shadows. The beautiful, illegitimate daughter of Viscount Partington earns her living as an overworked governess while her vain and spoiled half sister, Araminta, enjoys London’s social whirl as its most feted debutante.

When Lissa’s rare talent as a portraitist brings her unexpectedly into the bosom of society – and into the midst of a scandal involving Araminta and suspected English traitor Lord Debenham – she finds an unlikely ally: charming and besotted Ralph Tunley, Lord Debenham’s underpaid, enterprising secretary. Ralph can’t afford to leave the employ of the villainous viscount much less keep a wife but he can help Lissa navigate a perilous web of lies and to ensure everyone gets their just desserts. With a little help from unexpected quarters there may even be a surprise Happy-Ever-After for the star-crossed lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152826586
Publisher:
Beverley Oakley
Publication date:
05/31/2016
Series:
Daughters of Sin , #3
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
49,295
File size:
545 KB

Meet the Author

Beverley Oakley was seventeen when she bundled up her first 500+ page romance and sent it to a publisher. But, apparently, drowning her heroine on the last page was not in line with the expectations of romance readers so Beverley became a journalist.

Since 2009, Beverley has published more than thirteen sizzling historical romances, filled with mystery and intrigue, mostly set in England during the Georgian, Regency and Victoria eras.

Beverley lives near Melbourne opposite a picturesque nineteenth-century insane asylum with the handsome Norwegian bush pilot she met in Botswana, their two beautiful daughters and a rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback the size of a pony.

Beverley also writes more psychological historicals, and Colonial-Africa- set romantic adventures, as Beverley Eikli.

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The Mysterious Governess (Daughters of Sin, #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 19 days ago
This is a page turner. I couldn't put it down. The characters are believable, some you would like to slap them for their actions. And some you love. This story has mystery, intrigue, twist and turns. A must read book. Thanks you.
jdh2690 9 months ago
Quite a few of the same characters in Dangerous Gentlemen were in this book too, like a continuation of the previous story. But the heroine in this story was Lissa, the illegitimate daughter of a lord who gravitated into the lifestyle of a governess because there was nothing else offered to her by her family. The good thing was she was free to fall in love with Ralph, the youngest son of another lord who had nothing but a lowly job working for a scoundrel planning traitorous activities and would inherit nothing to offer Lissa in marriage. The villain in this story is the same villain in Dangerous Gentlemen, Lord Debenham, who is still creating havoc for Lissa and Ralph as they get embroiled in finding the same letter written by Sir Aubrey’s wife prior to her suicide. The situations that arose and the escapes from various situations involving the letter were hilarious at times because of ridiculous misconceptions by all parties. It takes a good writer to be able to keep all the plots and characters straight in the search for a happy ending for the adventurous couple. I was relieved when their happy ending was reached at the end.