About the Book
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publication date: April 14, 2020
At the reading of her father's will, Sophia Cavanaugh learns that she is suddenly destitute. Impoverished, grief-stricken and alone, she sees only one course open to her - becoming a governess. With little experience and no references, securing a position proves more difficult than expected until she finds a champion in the dashing and well-connected Charles Mortimer. he quickly captures her heart but are the feelings mutual?
Sophia is provided a position by his meddling mother and the two are parted, but fate thrusts them back together. Will Sophia risk her heart and confess her love?
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About the Author
This is the second regency romance by Julie and the third is well underway. Julie was born and raised in London, England and still visits often to see family, wander around her old haunts and order cream teas with scones full of clotted cream and jam and a big cup of hot chocolate. She loves all things Jane Austen as well as mysteries, photography, chocolate, shoes, pickle ball and ...chocolate.
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The sun was slowly falling, throwing amber shards across the modest dwelling.
[Opening line of The Governess of Banbury Park]
I haven’t read a regency in a while, so this was a welcome change. What a sweet action-filled story!
The wonderfully crafted characters are what makes this story so grand. Initially, I was a little annoyed with Sophia Cavanaugh due to her anger toward her father after realizing he hadn’t made provisions for her prior to his death. I realize a female was expected to be taken care of during that time period, but I still felt it was a bit cold to focus so heavily on her future means rather than her loss or heartbreak.
Soon, though, I connected with Sophia, and sympathized with her plight. I loved her tenacity and determination to start somewhere anew and was pleased when she met Mr. and Mrs. Burley, who offered her a room and job, allowing her to find her footing.
And then there’s Charles Mortimer. I loved him instantly. Although he tended to cower to his mother’s wishes too much for my taste, and I wished to give him a kick in the pants at times, I loved his personality.
The pacing increased when Sophia began working as a Governess at Banbury Park. Romance and hidden secrets abound, and I couldn’t seem to turn pages fast enough. The only thing this story left me wanting – was more. I hope there is a sequel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book.
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