Reviews - Historical

As a second son, Colonel Quinn Beckham is quite satisfied with his career as an English secret agent. Taking dangerous chances for the Crown suits him just fine. Then he suddenly inherits his late brother’s title as Earl of Rosemont, a rundown estate, crumbling under its debts, and what’s more troubling, two young nieces.

A second-chance romance between Troy Beaumont, the heir of the Earl of Whickerton, and Lady Leonora, a widow whose husband was of less-than-stellar character. Troy and Nora were once attracted to one another, before Leonora married another man and broke Troy’s heart. He has no desire to marry but realizes he must as it’s his duty to produce an heir.

Elodie Templeworth is the perfect daughter. However, being the only responsible one in her family is difficult, especially when she meets the very cavalier and handsome Christian, Viscount Brentford. Although intrigued with the lovely Elodie, Christian finds her boring and far too prim and proper—until he gets to know her better.

Purity Mayfield never knew her parents and was raised at Haven House, an Academy for the Enrichment of Young Women. She made a lot of friends during that time and learned what she needed to survive. She loves her job as a governess and enjoys taking care of children. Purity accepts her place in society and knows she will never get married or find a man who wants her.

Fifteen years ago, Miss Vivienne Clarke turned down a marriage proposal in order to get her Governess Bureau off the ground. Over the years she built it into the premier agency from which the aristocracy and even royalty procured their governesses. Now it has come crashing down around her due to the marriages of several of her governesses to their employers. The papers are full of the scandal.

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