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The Redemption of the Puzzling Governess: A Clean & Sweet Regency Historical Romance (The Merchant's Daughters Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Wonderful characters... and some bad people... for a plot that will kept you reading...
A story for all that love sweet Regency romance.
- Publication Date : April 20, 2019
- File Size : 1526 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 550 pages
- ASIN : B07R1RPQT3
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #29,949 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So, we have a sweet, loving heroine with a secret, an Earl who is trying to overcome his guilt from his wife’s death after childbirth, and a snake-in-the-grass posing as a friend but who is actively acting to ruin and kill the Earl. The storyline is interesting, the love story delicate in its unfurling, unexpected and tragic events that keep the pages turning.
Just finished reading the novel and I thought it was very good.
I did find a few things that jumped out at me.....
1. I didn't feel like the situation between Duncan and his father was resolved. I felt it was just sort of left hanging after their confrontation in Duncan's office. Then I read the Extended epilogue. Then I thought 'wait... wasn't he supposed to die within just a few months when the book opened?' So he's lasted a whole year? It was nice in the epilogue but it seemed a bit off.
2. At the ball where Kent tells Duncan to stay away from Mary, Samuel took Mary's hand and "whisked her onto the dance floor before she could say another word." What?? Mary has not been able to dance at all up to this point EXCEPT by standing on Duncan's shoes. Nor is she able to walk well or dance after this point either. This just doesn't make sense.
3. Another place that doesn't make sense is after the denouement. It is established that Kent comes to Mary's house for the evening, accosts her in her room and then is arrested at Mary's house at the end of Chapter 33. Why then, at the beginning of Chapter 35, is Mary all of the sudden placed at her uncle's house? In the first paragraph, it states "Mary, however, true to her nature, insisted that she go home." She already was at home. She did not have to take a carriage to go anywhere.
4. I feel very strongly that a Lady of Mary's standing would NOT spend any time having a 'procedure' or recuperating at a 'clinic'. That whole bit seemed to modern and out of sync with the Regency period. Usually, a person was either a doctor, OR a surgeon OR an apothecary. Not all three. And treatments of the rich were done in their homes.
5. I felt there were too many 'darlings' and too much 'smirking'. If Beatrice was going to use 'darling' when speaking to Mary, I thought it would have been better for Duncan to have used dearest or dear one, etc. when speaking to Mary. It got repetitious.
And I'm sorry, but I just hate the word 'smirk'. I feel it is trite, over-used and under descriptive. (It's a personal thing. So many authors use it and do not use it well)
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an Advanced Reader Copy of this story.
The Earl was tied to his wife as the result of an arranged marriage while quite young. He then lost his wife after childbirth. He feels doubly bad because he never loved his wife and can't feel a proper attachment to his daughter who is now 8 years old.
The Earl places an ad for a governess and Delia answers the ad. She goes to the interview and is hired right away. Delia and the little girl become attached to each other and she thrives. Then trouble ensues. They both have secrets they have kept from each other. When Delia's past catches up to her, to has disastrous consequences. How will she ever be able to explain herself? What will happen to his daughter who is profoundly saddened due to Delia's dismissal? Highly recommend for those who love historical romances.
I received an ARC copy from the author. This is my honest review.
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I do feel that the model on the cover of this book appears to have an odd facial expression which I find a little off putting but that being the case it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the story.
Delia Caulfield had lost her first job as a Governess and failed to disclose this, and the reason why to the Earl of Dulshire her current employer. All is well until the Earl's so called friend Baron Woldorf finds out the reason and makes it known. The Earl had been a widower for eight years and during that time had 'wallowed' in his grief for the loss of his wife because he felt he had caused her death. During the eight years the Earl had allowed his household staff to disrespect him, his peers and his wife's family to belittle him, and had also neglected his eight year old daughter. This all alters with the arrival of Delia who appears to give the Earl confidence to move out of his grief, develop some self respect and start to live his life and notice his daughter, as his feelings for Delia blossom.
The book was quite well written although there was some modern language at times and a few typing errors, but all in all it was an interesting read, and I would recommend it.
I received the book as an ARC and have willingly given an unbiased review.
Delia came into a household that didn't seem right, but will she be able to bring joy into Mark's life as he was still tormented over the death of his wife.
It took me a day to finish the book, I love both characters and it was a good storyline.