The Hawkins Series by Gloria Kamen, Barbara Brooks Wallace
A very proper English gentleman's gentleman is not what a 10-year-old American boy needs in his life. But one appears on Harvey Small's doorstep when he enters a "free" contest without being aware of the prize. So it's candlelight dinners alone served by an impeccable Hawkins, and other indignities that Harvey has to suffer. But a gentleman's gentleman turns out to have its advantages as this young "bachelor" soon finds out!
"A winning book for the 4th through 6th grade set." (Midwest Book Review)
Author Biography: Barbara Brooks Wallace is the author of many books for children. She is noted particularity for her Victorian mysteries, or Gothic�s, often described by reviewers as "Dickensian". Both her Twin in the Tavern and Sparrows in the Scullery have won Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. Peppermints in the Parlor won the William Allen White Award.