The Governess's Secret Baby

The Governess's Secret Baby

by Janice Preston

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ISBN-13: 9780373299096
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Series: The Governess Tales , #4
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Janice Preston grew up in Wembley. At eighteen she moved to Devon, where she met and married a farmer, but she now lives in the West Midlands with her second husband and two cats. She has two children and two step-children, all now adults. Apart from farming, Janice has worked as a conveyancer, a police call handler and a university administrator. She currently works part-time for a weight management counsellor (vainly trying to control her own weight despite her love of chocolate!).

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Nathaniel Pembroke, Marquess of Ravenwell and Shiverstone Hall, is grieving the deaths of his beloved sister, Hannah, and her husband, David, from a carriage accident. Nathaniel has been named as guardian to their adopted daughter, Clara, age 2. His mother says he needs to take the responsibility of raising the child as she is unable to. He is unmarried and feels he may remain so as he has been rejected by women due to his scarred face from a fire in as he tried, but failed, to rescue his father. When he collects Clara from his mother, she reminds him that he will need to hire a governess. Grace Bertram is traveling to Shiverstone Hall to apply for the position of governess. Actually, Grace is Clara’s real mother and had had to give her up at birth. She had been a student at Madame Dubois’s School for Young Ladies. Now that she knows where Clara is, she is determined to be the one to raise the child. Grace is hired for the position and immediately bonds with Clara. She tries to be friends with Nathaniel but he is uncomfortable about his scars. As they become better acquainted, he appears to thaw but his personality is very mercurial. Grace gets to know some of the townspeople which helps Nathaniel to come out of his shell. But, when she is in an accident, he begins to realize how much she means to him. This was a good, clean story with interesting characters. Nathaniel’s moods are a bit grating. The reader can understand some of it, but I felt like he needed a swift kick. Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.