My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 4.46/5
Published: 11th May 2020
Author G.L. Robinson
Genre: Historical romance, regency romance
I've received this e-ARC from BookSirens in return for my honest review.
Rosemary is a young governess looking after Marianne Fairchild. Upon her father's death, Marianne has been left to her uncle, Earl of Tyndell, acting as her guardian until she marries. Both Marianne and Rosemary have to shift over to the Earl's High House as her current house has been left to another cousin. Staying with Dear Uncle Giles (Marianne call's her uncle that) proved to be difficult at first but slowly as they adapt, everything begins to fall into place nicely including a blossoming love between the Earl and the governess.
This is another prim and proper romance novel, no hanky panky of any sorts which was as subtle as it can be. There were some typos and lengthy fillers but overall a delight to read with a mixture of literature, music and some delightful banter with a little action towards the end.
It has a typical attraction which slowly blossoms into love kinda story that has been written with a simple yet imaginative style. I've enjoyed how the shy attraction and innocence of romance grew without the rage of sex LOL! Definitely a nice change from the current modern takes. The drama may be a little predictable but it still has the effect it desired, a happy ever after ending :-)
A new word for me:
Encomium - a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly
Some notable quotes that caught my attention:
Here was a woman of education and opinions, forced into a situation of servitude. He suddenly felt sorry for her.
I'll be all prunes, prisms and proper for Dear Uncle Giles!
We love a person only on account of borrowed qualities - Pascal