The Governess Was Wicked

The Governess Was Wicked

by Julia Kelly

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This delightfully charming and saucy Regency era romance, is first in the Governess series in which three best friends are employed as governesses for different families, and all find themselves wanting something they can’t have.

Elizabeth Porter is quite happy with her position as the governess for two sneaky-yet-sweet girls when she notices that they have a penchant for falling ill and needing the doctor. As the visits from the dashing and handsome Doctor Edward Fellows become more frequent, Elizabeth quickly sees through the lovesick girls’ ruse. Yet even Elizabeth can’t help but notice Edward’s bewitching bedside manner even as she tries to convince herself that someone of her station would not make a suitable wife for a doctor. But one little kiss won’t hurt...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501139338
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication date: 09/12/2016
Series: The Governess Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 202,459
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Julia Kelly is the award-winning author of books about ordinary women and their extraordinary stories. In addition to writing, she’s been an Emmy-nominated producer, journalist, marketing professional, and (for one summer) a tea waitress. Julia called Los Angeles, Iowa, and New York City home before settling in London. Readers can visit to learn more about all of her books and sign up for her newsletter so they never miss a new release.

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The Governess Was Wicked 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Charming doesn’t go far enough to explain this title. Truly a novella-length introduction to the world and the characters, the development of character and story encourage readers to engage and cheer on these young women. Elizabeth’s story is a common one for gently bred ladies in this time. Without protection and charity of family, she needs to find a suitable occupation as either a governess or a lady’s companion. Both require a reputation beyond reproach, and she has dedicated her life, deferring dreams of family and love of her own to do the best for the two young girls she is employed to raise. Dr. Edward Fellowes is well-respected and regarded, particularly as he is willing to tend to his patients at all hours. He particularly looks forward to the house calls to Elizabeth’s charges: the two have experienced an increase in ‘illness’ since the arrival of their infant brother. Not finding the girls to be particularly challenging, Edward’s thoughts about Elizabeth are less than gentlemanly. These two have a palpable chemistry, both stuck in their own moments of inaction due to the circumstances and social conventions. But a search for ipecac and a daring move by Elizabeth open the door to more – and their inability to think and speak to their true wishes almost cost them dearly. Wonderful character development and voice, everything you would wish for in a full-length novel is contained in this story. Light, fun and engaging, I can’t wait for Mary’s story! I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
To love or not to love. The Governess was Wicked, does not lack much. Two adorable matchmakers, a dedicated doctor and a hypnotic attraction. He's a respected physician who is devoted to helping others. She's a woman with little to offer but her heart and soul to her charges. A potent connection quickly develops between the doctor and the Governess but vindictive people and ticking time are on the verge of ending themail affair before, it's even begun. Despite a few minor hiccups along the way, Ms. Kelly delivered a sweet story.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
'The Governess Was Wicked' by Julia Kelly is book one in the "The Governess" Series. This is the story of Elizabeth Porter and Doctor Edward Fellows. Elizabeth had to become a Governess after the death of her father and the bills that he left. Now a few years into this job she meets Dr. Edwards who is the Doctor for the children she is in charge of. He has become a frequent visitor as the oldest child keep having a illness that clears up pretty quickly. They are both trying to fight their growing feelings and desire for each other because both know that it can't be. Dr. Edwards is planing to leave for America in a few months and of course being a Governess you have to be above reproach. So we watch as they slowly start coming to turns that they can't go on like this. This was a easy quick read that I enjoyed a lot. Cant wait for the next book by Ms. Kelly. I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Porter, age 26, enjoys her position as governess to two girls, Cassandra and Juliana Norton. Having come to her position from an agency run by the Carrington sisters, Elizabeth knows that her life is destined to be spent caring for someone else’s children. During her first season, Elizabeth’s father died suddenly leaving her with no parent as she had already lost her mother. When she then finds out that her father has gambled all of his money away, there is nothing she can do but find a job. In the six months since Elizabeth started the position, she has found that these two young girls have a habit of “becoming ill” rather quickly and getting better quickly too. One night when Cassandra wakes Elizabeth to tell her Juliana is ill, it appears that this time she truly is. So, Dr Edward Fellows is summoned. When Dr. Fellows arrives, he is secretly happy to see Elizabeth again. To him she is beautiful and she feels the same way about him. Dr. Fellows is planning to sail to America soon and settle in New York. How Elizabeth envys him being able to see all of the wonderful things there. It turns out that Juliana had intentionally made herself ill and Elizabeth is concerned. She knows that the birth of a new baby and heir in the house has made the girls afraid that they will lose even more of the little attention they receive from their parents. But there comes the night that Juliana is truly ill and it appears to be scarlet fever that both girls have contracted. Dr. Fellows is urgently summoned and Elizabeth takes over the care of the girls. Will they survive the fever? Will there be a chance for Elizabeth and Edward to have a future together? This is a very well-written novel and I really enjoyed it. The life of a governess is depicted in the novel and shows how lonely these women were. Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.