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The Earl's Runaway Governess

Who knew living with an Earl……would lead to such temptation?Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her... read more

ISBN: 9781474088893
Published: April 2019


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Who knew living with an Earl…

…would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…

Rating: 💜💜💜💜💜

Rating By Natalie,19/03/2019

*Exhales* Firstly I'm going to apologise that I'm writing this review a few days after I'd finished it. I needed time to just breath and think about what I'd just read. All I can say is that "perfect" is mediocre, as is every other word in my vocabulary to describe this book. My heart is set to burst for love of this story. It deals with some very tough topics to read, but Catherine Tinley does this in a way as to make the reader feel at ease that everything will work out as it must. Marianne, our heroine is just extraordinary in her strength and courage. I just loved her character, she was so very much out of her depth being a gentle lady trying to learn to do such mundane tasks. It was amusing to read in places. Our hero Ash is really the epitome of everything you want in a hero, brooding, troubled and utterly devastating. There are a host of wonderful secondary characters, as well as a very well written villain. I just couldn't love it more. One of the best books I've read this year, I laughed, cried my eyes out, yelled at several characters and wanted to string one up to the nearest lamppost. Catherine Tinley has a gift, she is a real master with words and can make her readers feel whatever emotion she wants them too. I was utterly captivated.

Another fantastic story from Catherine Tinley!

Rating By Rose,05/04/2019

After having the pleasure of reading author Catherine Tinley’s previous books and loving them, I was looking forward to her latest. Ms. Tinley is a RITA award winning author and this book again proves that she is an excellent writer and is so deserving of the honor. William Ashington “Ash” never expected to inherit the title, Earl of Kingswood. He feels trapped with the title and all the responsibilities he now has. Marianne Grant has become the ward of her evil stepbrother at the death of her mother and stepfather. No longer feeling safe in her own home, she leaves in the dead of night to escape. I absolutely adored Marriane from the very beginning. She was thrown into a situation not of her making but yet was determined to survive. She was smart and brave, especially for a young woman who had to adjust to a totally different lifestyle than the one she was accustomed to. As for Ash, I felt his situation was similar to Marriane, forced into a situation not of his doing and trying to find his feet to survive. The resentment and anger he felt in the beginning along with the frustration and fear was real and I did feel for him. I enjoyed watching these two learn to adapt to their new situations. There was a definite spark when they were together and the banter between them was entertaining. As with all of Ms. Tinley’s books the writing is exquisite with wonderful secondary characters, an evil villain and a storyline that was real and suspenseful at times. This was a story that kept me turning one more page to find out just how this will all play out, and I must say I am highly satisfied! This was another fantastic story from the pen of Catherine Tinley and one I can highly recommend! Loved it!

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