The Governess Club: Claire

The Governess Club: Claire

by Ellie Macdonald

NOOK Book(eBook)

View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now


For fans of Christina Dodd and Elizabeth Boyle.

Claire Bannister just wants to be a good teacher so that she and the other ladies of the Governess Club can make enough money to leave their jobs and start their own school in the country. But when the new sinfully handsome and utterly distracting tutor arrives, Claire finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance that could change the course of her future.

Jacob Knightly has a secret. He is actually the notorious Earl of Rimmel. He's just posing as a tutor to escape his reputation in the city. He never expected to fall in love with the kind and beautiful governess. She is the first person to love him for himself and not his title.

But when Jacob's true identity is revealed, Claire realizes she has risked her reputation and her heart on a man she doesn't truly know. Will Jacob be able to convince her that the Wild Earl has been tamed and that she is the true countess of his heart?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062292179
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: The Governess Club , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 300,624
File size: 893 KB

About the Author

Ellie Macdonald has held several jobs beginning with the letter T: taxi driver, telemarketer, and, most recently, teacher. She is thankful her interests have shifted to writing instead of taxidermy or tornado chasing. Having traveled to five different continents, she has swum with elephants, scuba dived through coral mazes, visited a leper colony, and climbed waterfalls and windmills, but her favorite place remains Regency England. She currently lives in Ontario, Canada. The Governess Club series is her first published work.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Governess Club: Claire 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is going to be the best once she gets to write full length books, but until then i am reading what ever she writes!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the first and second books in this series and I now look forward to the third book. It is hard to believe that Ellie is a new author. I think she is off to an exceptional start. I will definitely look for future books.I enjoyed Claire but enjoyed Bonnie even more.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE GOVERNESS CLUB: CLAIRE by Ellie MacDonald is an exciting Regency Historical Romance by a wonderful and talented debut author. #1 in “The Governess Club” series. What a debut!! I loved this story from beginning to end. Four young governess’ trying to find a better life and help others in their situation. The first up is Claire Bannister,spunky, dedicated governess, who finds herself attracted to her charges new tutor, the handsome,and charming, Jacob Knightly,who has a secret. Jacob is the notorious, reckless Earl of Rimmel. A sweet tale of secrets,lies,passion and romance, what’s not to enjoy! Fast paced, and a quick read, you will not go wrong with “The Governess Club: Claire”. Well written with engaging characters and an interesting storyline. If you enjoy spunk,dedication, passion, and romance, than this is the one for you to read. I can hardly wait to see what is in store for the other Governess’!! Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
gaele More than 1 year ago
Actually 4.5 stars The first of a new series by Ellie Macdonald, The Governess Club: Claire is a well-devised historical romance novella with many moments of laughter and smiles.  Claire is the first in the series, a group of young ladies who wish to become self-directed and start their own school.  But, in the meantime they must earn the funds to start their dream venture, and this is Claire’s story.   One of the highlights for me in this story was the characterizations: each person we meet is developed with care and skill, incorporating humor, appropriate language and vivid descriptions to bring them breath and life.  Claire is, understandably, determined and sharp-witted, with a penchant for propriety that is ingrained as another element to help her achieve her end goals.  When the house in which she is employed decides to hire a tutor for the children, her  carefully plotted life goals are thrown into a tailspin, allowing her the dream of something more than a life of teaching other people’s children.  As the tutor, Jacob is really quite clever and funny.  Hiding the fact that he is an Earl, his attitude and charming manner are quite unlike anything Claire has encountered on a personal level.  As the two start to develop a friendship, their conversations and his approach show a caring heart and sense of chivalry that was initially not apparent.  Conversations are clever and quite well crafted, with humor and heart in the forefront.   Additionally the children are developed with quirks and outrageous statements that bring their characters a dimensionality that is rare in stories of this type.   While the angst created with Claire’s stubbornness regarding Jacob’s initial truth-withholding, the two do manage to work through that as Claire also holds a secret, and it is possibly the key to their easy understanding of one another.  The heart and its desires are at the forefront of this story, despite the societal restrictions of place and position and conflicts that they encounter.  With a fun ending that will suit many readers, this was a book that ended with a smile.  I received an eBook copy from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review as part of the Tasty Book Tours. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
Lovely, romantic, and a fantastic historical romance novella. Claire was a wonderful romance read. I really enjoyed reading this lovely book. Claire was a very strong character. She knew what she wanted and nothing was going to stop her from getting it. I liked her for the most part. My one objection was that I didn't understand why she was so mad when she found out that Jacob had been lying. I didn't think it was that big a deal. But, overall, I thought she was great. Jacob was a sweetheart. He was wonderful and I adored him. He wanted to prove to himself and his family that he was good for something and he certainly did. Who knew a privileged lord could be a great tutor and a self-sufficient man? I thought he was wonderful and I really liked him. The romance was really sweet. Claire and Jacob were adorable together and I thought their relationship was well developed for a novella. And there was a dash of spice to make things hot. The plot was steadily paced. I was kept interested the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. Claire was a fantastic historical romance novella. I really enjoyed reading it. Romance lovers, if you want a great, quick read, then you have to check this out. *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very short, not very developed plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Part one. Funny charming and witty. A quick enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago