Her Ladyship's Companion by Joanna Bourne
Beautiful Melissa Rivenwood was leaving Mrs. Brody's Seminary for the Daughters of Gentlemen for a new life. But when she accepted the position as companion to the formidable Lady Dorothy, spirited Melissa could not have known that she would soon be caught up in a web of passion and intrigue at beautiful and remote Vinton Manor.
Giles Tarsin, her haughty employer, is maddeningly aloof�and irresistibly attractive. Darkly handsome Sir Adrian Hawkhurst admires her undisguisedly with, Melissa suspects, the most impure intentions. Harold Bosworth, a family connection, appears> to be ever the gentleman.
But why is seven-year-old Robbie, an orphan like Melissa, so terrified?
Before long, Melissa is struggling to unravel dark family secrets that will lead her suspicions to center on just one man . . . the one man she loves!
Her Ladyship's Companion is the long-out-of-print 1983 Regency Romance from Historical Romance writer Joanna Bourne