Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a stop on their current tour featuring the latest from author Catherine Tinley! So, all you #HarlequinHistorical fans, lend me your ears...err, um, eyes as we shine the light on what could (should!) most definitely be your next must read...
Harlequin Mills & Boon
About the book...
A quiet governess…
An unruly heart...
Sir Nicholas Denny is desperate to find a governess to care for his boisterous nieces and nephews. Demure vicar’s daughter Mary Smith seems ideal—at first. All too soon Nicholas discovers a different side to her… She's a beautiful, vivacious woman, even if she infuriates him with her strong opinions! When he waltzes with Mary at a party he knows he’s in trouble—the spark between them is so tempting, but she challenges everything he thought he wanted in a wife!
I'm afraid I lost something when I started this one.
What was it?
This was a darling read filled with characters to remember, circumstances better forgotten, and an ever after you won't soon forget. If you don't fall in love with Mary, I couldn't possibly fathom what the devil is wrong with you because she is so good of heart, so well meaning, so...everything....it's a wonder Sir Nicholas doesn't fall at her feet and declare his love the moment he lays eyes upon her. Okay, I get it...it wasn't what was "done" at that time for a lady, but nevertheless, she persevered, reached for those seemingly unattainable goals, stood on her own two feet, and only utilized the kindness of strangers when absolutely necessary. I applauded her "outburst" at the school for lady's. I pumped my fist in earnest when she spoke out at the dinner table. My heart burst with pride when she helped pull Beatrice out of her shell a bit by having her be understood and heard. She even told a certain Baronet what's what...and lived to tell the tale...and what's more, become a guest of the household...but those circumstances are for you to discover. Now, back to the story...
Sir Nicholas wasn't hard on the heart either. Despite his "above thee" attitude, you can sense beneath it all beats a heart most uncommon for the age AND his gender. He appreciates the finer things in life...and that includes a certain Governess that has darkened his door, and not merely for her beauty! No, he is appreciative of her mind, of her opinions, of the fact that she will call him out, but only because she knows he can be better. It's a shock to his system to even entertain the thought of anything with her...and yet...there comes a time that the heart must be listened to, come what may.
If you're not simply there for the romance of it all though, there is also the plot gathering traitors, secret messages, and prisoners who may or may not be guilty that Mary is downright dedicated to having freed. I mean, HELLO....did I mention this story has SO MUCH going for it? Indeed! So, if you haven't deduced by now, I rather adored my time between the pages, and quite rightly believe that you too will feel the same.
About the author...
Catherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech and language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works for Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog.
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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Harlequin Mills & Boon, so click on over to Amazon to snag your copy now! Be sure to check out the other sites on the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!
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