A Governess of Wise Years
Emily E.K. Murdoch (Goodreads Author)
The Governess Bureau is about to close – but Miss Vivienne Clarke has one chance to redeem it, and herself.
Scandal. Intrigue. Love matches. The Governess Bureau was never supposed to be full of these things, but over the last few years, no fewer than five matches have been made.
It’s something the proprietress, Miss Vivienne Clarke, simply cannot allow to continue.
With only one client remaining for the previously esteemed Governess Bureau now it has been called into disrepute, Vivienne has no choice but to take on the assignment herself; Caring for the daughter of Edwin, Viscount Bysshe.
It would be so much easier if she had not turned down his offer of marriage fifteen years ago.
Edwin wouldn’t consider himself a man who carries a grudge, he just wants to prove to the world that Miss Clarke is incompetent and her whole Bureau idea is a scam. After all, she chose it over him all those years ago. Besides, he has secrets to hide about his daughter, and her mysterious origins.
All Vivienne wants to do is salvage her reputation, restore her business, and return to London with her heart intact.
She’s a governess of wise years, but is that enough to save herself from even more heartbreak?
This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.
I did like the fact that this was a dual POV and the fact that it rotated between the past and the present. I felt like that helped a little bit. It did start off a bit slow but it did gain my interest.
I’m glad the author did write about the past events to help, it did make that a bit better since there were a couple of parts that made it confusing to figure out what was going on. This book is part of a standalone series and I am curious to go back and see how the rest of the books were.
I also liked the ending of the book how it all worked out.
Thank you Netgalley and publishers for allowing me the chance to read and review. This was a four star rating.