More than a Governess (The Wetherby Brides, Book 2) Kindle Edition
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I really enjoyed this book. It is the second novel in the Wetherby Brides Series, but you don't need to have read the first novel to enjoy this one. This book is really well written, and the plot, although not unique, is engaging, with fully developed characters. I loved Stephen and Becky's story. Becky is a lady who ran away from her father and has been in hiding for 7 years. During that time she worked as a maid/companion for Pheobe, the Marchioness of Esterleigh (Phoebe is the heroine of the first Wetherby Brides book). Becky has worked for Phoebe since before her marriage to the Marquess, and the two are bosom buddies. Becky is now treated more as a family member instead of a servant. She decides she wants to become a governess. I'm not sure why she makes this decision considering she now lives in the lap of luxury, but there you have it. It might have something to do with her independent nature and the fact that she believes Phoebe doesn't really need her any longer.
In any event, she makes this decision and responds to an ad for a governess to Stephen's niece and nephew. The poor dears are a tyrannical pair, which is totally easy to understand in light of how much sorrow they have experienced in their short lives. Because no one knows how to effectively deal with the children, Stephen's household is in an uproar. When Becky shows up for the job Stephen is surprised since he did not place the ad and has no idea who did. Becky realizes that Stephen is in desperate need of a governess and convinces him to give her a trial run. From this point on the relationship between the two develop.
There is a lot chemistry between the them from the very beginning, especially on Stephen's part. Other characters from the previous "Brides" book are very prominent in this story and I found I liked them very much. So much so that I intend to read Phoebe's story. Stephen is somewhat of a tortured soul and Becky becomes something of a lifeline to him. This book is a great read! The only criticism I have is that even after they are married Becky does not tell Stephen her true identity. This is the man she's supposed to love and trust, but yet she still clings to her false identity even when the opportunity to tell him the truth arises. Stephen has to find out who she is on his own, and once he discovers her identity he really didn't make a big deal about it. I think the author could have easily had Becky confess her identity to Stephen without it affecting the plot in any way. It was just a bit hard to swallow that she was so terrified of being found by her father that she withheld such a major thing from her husband. It didn't make a whole lot of sense. After all, once she was married, there was nothing her father could have done to her! Overall a good read. Rating 4.5 stars.
I re-read The Wary Widow and saw that it's a better crafted story, because the focus is not so strongly on the two principals. Other supporting characters take part too. By contrast, supporting characters in More than a Governess seem like paper dolls. That may be the principal reason this work seems uneven in quality.
Becky Thorn makes a pleasing protagonist, with mystery in her past and determination in her present. The children are wonderful, and Viscount Hasting's gradually descent (or should that be ascent) into love is convincingly beset by misunderstandings. The ghost in Becky's past rears its head at vital moments, keeping the pages turning and providing impetus to drive the growing romance. Bedroom scenes are more detailed than they were in my grandmother's day, but not excessively so, and the result is a pleasing, intriguing and sometimes exciting adventure.
I didn't realize till I'd finished reading that this cast of characters might be seen elsewhere in other books of this series--I might look out for them. But the novel stands alone perfectly well and is an enjoyable quick read with great dialog, interesting background, and happy conclusion.
Disclosure: I bought this book a while ago and took a while to get around to reading it.
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