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Posted on Dec 25, 2012 1:27:00 AM PST
misty9 says:
to whoever suggested A Little Scandal by Patricia Cabot - It was a cute book, thank you

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 11:00:21 AM PST
Nancy Lee says:
The Flight of Gemma Hardy: A Novel (P.S.) is based on Jane Eyre, updated to Scotland in the 1950s 1960s.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 7:33:17 PM PST
A Customer says:
How the Marquess Was Won by Julie Anne Long

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 7:24:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 7:26:09 PM PST
virky says:
Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt. She has others as well.
The Shadow and the Star (Victorian Hearts) by Laura Kinsale. Heroine is companion/ etiquette teacher to family.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 4:52:51 PM PST
Banana Boat says:
Thanks, everyone. Governess, nannies, bluestockings and long megs. Love all the stories.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 6:17:10 AM PST
readtoomuch says:
A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet) by Julia Quinn. It's Julia Quinn, so I always enjoy her stories

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 6:53:33 PM PST
Beeg Panda says:
Devil Within by Catherine George
The reluctant governess by Anne Mather
Forbidden by Anne Mather
Whisper of Darkness by Anne Mather

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 5:57:28 PM PST
Everything and the Moon by Julia Quinn. Heroine is a governess to a brat IIRC. It got a crappy rating but I remember liking it. Granted that was 13 years ago...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 5:23:14 PM PST
Oy that's right, Eustacie wanted to run away and become one for "adventure". :D

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 5:13:52 PM PST
Lush says:
There is no governess in "The Talisman Ring"

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 4:33:49 PM PST
MsMari says:
The Governess Affair (The Brothers Sinister) by courtney milan?

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 3:07:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012 4:13:17 PM PST
Robin Wilson says:
Married By Morning-One of my favorites from the fabulous Hathaways series. I'd begin with the first book, Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, Book 1), though.

Here's another from a trilogy that I enjoyed: The Duke in Disguise.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 1:05:38 PM PST
Mary Stewart: Nine Coaches Waiting

Sarah Seale: Dear Dragon

Mary Balogh: The Secret Pearl, A Chance Encounter

Patricia (Meg) Cabot: A Little Scandal

Carla Kelly: Mrs. McVinnie's London Season

Joan Smith - Perdita

Georgette Heyer: Georgette Heyer - The Talisman Ring, Nonesuch

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 12:32:23 PM PST
I just read a fun little YA Jane Eyre retelling by April Lindner called Jane. Although because it is modern, MC is a nanny, not governess.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 12:31:05 PM PST
HJ Leonard says:
The Mistress of Trevelyan (Trevelyan Series)

Only one that comes to mind of the top of my head currently. Unless you want some of the oldies. If so, one of my favorites is On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 12:10:35 PM PST
Banana Boat says:
Yes, I know this thread is ancient, but I'm bumping it regardless. I really enjoy stories that are historical and about a governess or nannie. I just finished Andrea Kane's Yuletide Treasure. Does anyone have anything else to suggest?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2007 8:41:01 AM PDT
stamatia says:
Amanda Quick's Lie by moonlight, Judith McNaught's Until you

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2007 12:50:54 PM PDT
Georgette Heyer romances have several governesses. The Reluctant Widow doesn't actually work as a governess, but many heroines do.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2007 9:35:47 AM PDT
VALENTINE'S CHANGE OF HEART - Elisabeth Fairchild (Trad Reg may be hard to find)
AN UNLIKELY GOVERNESS - Karen Ranney
ONE LITTLE SIN - Liz Carlyle - a governess story with a twist
THE DEVIL'S WALTZ - Anne Stuart - not technically a governess story but more of a paid chaperone/companion story.
HIS EVERY KISS - Laura Lee Guhrke
TEMPTED - Pamela Britton

A contemporary sort-of governess story that I very much enjoyed was Ein McCarthy's HEIRESS FOR HIRE.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2007 8:29:59 AM PDT
Banana Boat says:
Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2007 7:49:48 AM PDT
Gentle From The Night - Meagan McKinney
His Dark Kiss - Eve Silver
The Master of Blacktower - Barbara Michaels

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2007 9:53:32 AM PDT
Banana Boat says:
Who are the authors for "Gentle From the Night", His Dark KIss" and The Master of Blacktower"? I've read "Mistress of Trevelyan" and enjoyed it very much. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2007 5:49:20 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2007 12:11:41 AM PDT
I like Karen Hawkins' 'Affair to remember'

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2007 8:59:46 PM PDT
Turn Of The Tide by Pamela Oldfield.
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