Thursday, 4 April 2019

New Release Spotlight: The Earl's Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley

The Earl's Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley

Who knew living with an earl…

…would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…

Marianne Grant never expected to end up trying to find a job as a governess but needs must as she escapes the custody of her lecherous, stepbrother guardian. Without references, she manages to secure a position at Ledbury House. She's to teach the daughter of the Dowager Countess Kingswood and relishes the chance to live quietly with them in the countryside. Only, the household isn't what she expects as the new Earl of Kingswood makes his presence felt.

William 'Ash' Ashington enjoyed his carefree existence until fate steps in after the death of his cousin John. After the reading of the will, he's stunned to find he now has the earldom and its responsibilities. Arriving at Ledbury house, he's shocked at the conditions he finds, however, the newly installed governess for his late cousin's daughter is a distraction he never envisaged.

When Marianne and Ash's lives collide, both are at life-changing times of their lives. For the first time in his life, Ash has obligations and somehow the challenge is more rewarding than he ever expected. Marianne is resourceful, making use of her education to create a stable life for herself and somehow due to their changed circumstances the find common respect.

This is my first Catherine Tinley novel and it won't be my last. I've always enjoyed reading regency historical novels and this author is definitely one to look out for, The narrative encompasses the atmosphere of the early nineteenth century and includes a wonderful mix of secondary characters. With an eventful and entertaining narrative added to the mix, Marianne and Ash's happy ever after is the satisfying finale of an eventful life journey where love conquers all.

***Review copy received courtesy of Mills & Boon Historical via Rachel's Random Resources***
Catherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings.

After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at , as well as and @CatherineTinley on twitter.

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