The Cinderella Governess

The Cinderella Governess

by Georgie Lee

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ISBN-13: 9780373298976
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Series: The Governess Tales , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.81(d)

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Georgie Lee loves combining her passion for history and storytelling through romantic fiction. She began writing professionally at a local TV station before moving to Hollywood to work in the entertainment industry. When not writing, Georgie enjoys reading non-fiction history and watching any movie with a costume and an accent. Please visit www.georgie-lee.com for more information about Georgie and her books.

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The Cinderella Governess 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Miss Joanna Radcliff is graduating from Madame Dubois’ School for Young Ladies, and she’s officially become a governess. Joanna has never had a home, she was a foundling, left on the step of the School when but a babe. She hopes that she will find a home at the Huntfords. Such is not to be the case. This is where the inspiration from Cinderella kicks in. Joanna left her friends and the comfort of the School for a house where she is met with disdain. Her charges are unmanageable, especially the oldest daughter Frances. Joanna avoids Frances being compromised by an unscrupulous rake, and that’s how she meets Major Luke Preston. Luke, a second son, has been called by from Spain by his father, and now contrary to what had been expected of him in the past, he must find himself a wife with money. Unfortunately, the only woman Luke finds to his liking is the highly unsuitable Joanna. Ms. Lee’s prose is so eloquent, her descriptions so precise, that while I read, I could the flora, the décor, the clothes as clearly as a picture. The author also conveyed every little nuance of the relationship, the shift in sentiments, and Luke and Joanna’s feelings; and I felt I knew them well. The interactions between Luke and Joanna are simply sublime: a little touch here, a glance there, the pull, the hesitations, as well as the respect Luke shows Joanna. I also liked the fact that while there is some sex, the author handles it very adroitly; it was not explicit, and I felt it remained true to Regency sensibilities. The story is much more complex than it seemed at first, although an indication of life-changing events to come that had been hinted at somewhat early in the book, took a while to come to fruition. THE CINDERELLA GOVERNESS is definitely not fast-paced, but while Ms. Lee takes her own sweet time, while getting there, the author treats us to a very detailed look at the Regency era, especially how disheartening class distinctions could be. Joanna and Luke are both prisoners of their respective milieus, and I like how the author was able to convey their dilemma, the apparent impossibility of getting married, but when those few precious moments when they could be alone happened, they were like a rainbow after the rain. Ms. Lee tortures the reader until the very end, because I had no idea how it would all work out, if at all until the very last pages! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.