The Rags-To-Riches Governess by Janice Preston.

When an email arrives in my inbox from Janice Preston telling me about her new series, there's no real question needed as to whether I would like to review it or not, because the answer will always be yes!! I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm incredibly lucky that such amazing authors send me their books to review and I will never take it for granted. Thank you Janice!!! 

The Blurb.

From impoverished governess…

…to wealthy heiress

Governess Leah Thame learns she’s inherited a fortune the day her employer, the enigmatic Earl of Dolphinstone, returns from abroad. They share an instant connection, but in order to claim her in heritance, Leah must resign and find a husband. The guarded widower offers a convenient marriage to stop her leaving, but Leah refuses. She won’t marry the man who’s captured her heart, unless there’s a chance of her love being returned…

My Review.

This was a wonderful start to what I know is going to be a fabulous series. 'The Rags-To-Riches Governess,' connected with me immediately and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. I've been reading a lot of great books lately and it makes me happy. You know that feeling you get when you settle into your cosy spot to start a new book and after the first page you find yourself snuggling deeper and deeper into your couch or chair, smiling like the cat who got the cream? Well, I've found myself doing that a lot lately, especially with this book from Janice. It whisked me off into magic book land and gave me a little happy place to go during all of this uncertainty right now.

I adored Leah and the premise of her story. I won't spoil it, but it's such a fun idea which makes me very excited to read the next few books, as the start of this one introduces us to other characters that are important to Leah. I can't wait to find out how they handle this unique situation too. Back to Leah though, she was amazing. I loved how talented she was at her role of being a governess and how much care she put into her work. I could definitely relate to finding it hard saying bye to the children you work with, I've struggled with this many times over the last 15 years, so I was hoping that Leah would find a solution, or more importantly that Lord Dolphinstone would provide her with one! It's not quite as simple as you may think though!

As for the Earl, I liked him a lot too. I felt for him and understood his fears, but I loved how slowly Leah helped him overcome them with his children. He wanted to be a good father and it broke my heart when he so badly wanted to reach out, but didn't know how. I was very glad that he had Leah on hand with her patient attitude and kind nature to help him get back on track. These made for some lovely family moments...not to mention a few funny hiccups along the way!

All in all, 'The Rags-To-Riches Governess' was a delight to read. It had everything you could want in a historical romance and more. I would highly recommend picking up a copy before the next one comes out, which I am very excited about! 

Happy Reading!

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