#BookReview #BlogTour The Earls Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley
My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
Available: 19th March 2019
Genre: Fiction / Romance / Historical
With thanks to Rachel of #RachelsRandomResources, the Author Catherine and Harlequin company for my copy of this book! I absolutely loved it, such a gorgeous romantic story with beautiful descriptions of times past.
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…
If you enjoy romance thats a little bit different, with that wonderful historical twist that takes you back to a time of much social intrigue and strict social rules for classes and genders, then this is the perfect book for you.
I loved the storyline, wanting to kick or cuddle the characters at various points, to support them or to throw a book at their head. This isn’t a perfect love story, or rather, the people aren’t perfect and nor are their choices and actions. They do things that make you tut or shake your head, and it feels like they’re people rather than characters. And isn’t that the point of a story, to draw you in to another time or place, to make you feel as though you’re experiencing the lives you’re being told about? This Author has certainly managed that.
I have always had a bit of a fascination with history, with the social changes that come about in various ways, the changes to fashion and attitudes, and I find myself wishing frequently to spend a few weeks going and experiencing what life may have been like. The descriptions and scenarios painted in my mind after reading this book make me feel as though I have done that, rather than just reading about it. It feels as though I’ve had a long holiday, and I find myself missing the people I met along the way.
I adore both the Main Characters, Marianne was strong but not overly confident, she comes across more as somebody who knows what she expects and isn’t afraid to go after it. Ash as a love interest was perfect, he was a wonderful mix of unsure and confident. The two worked so well together, it was a wonderful story that had me rooting for them from the start!
The story was well paced, it didn’t rush through and make me feel as though the Characters were being hasty, but nor did it make me feel as though the story was bumbling along with unnecessary additions. It was a comfortable pace that kept me interested, and made me curious as to what would happen next.
If you enjoy Historical Romance, or enjoy romance but don’t often read historical, or just want to try something new, then this is well worth picking up.
About The Author:
Catherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings.
After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at www.catherinetinley.com , as well as www.facebook.com/CatherineTinleyWriter and @CatherineTinley on twitter.
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