Robert Hired to teach the budding genius Patience Woods, Amanda finds herself drawn to her students older half-brother. When the attraction proves to be mutual, they embark on a scorching affair. Caroline The last thing Amanda expected when Robert's sister caught her having an affair with her brother was a demand to teach her how to enjoy being with a man. How on earth is she supposed to teach her something like that? Being a governess, Amanda decides to try and find a way, with surprisingly steamy results. Tug of War Caroline and Robert have both laid claim to Amanda and they're wearing her out with their demands. Who will win this sexual battle of wills? Charlotte Things are shaken up in the Woods household when Mr. Woods proposes sending Patience to school. With her pupil out of the house, Amanda won't have a purpose there. Caroline and Robert are desperate to keep her there but someone else has their eyes on a different prize. Mrs. Woods wants to keep Patience home and will do anything she can to enlist Amanda's help. Can Amanda add another dance partner? What happens then?
A lady turned governess A life-changing proposal!
Published in 1749, the story of Mrs. Teachum and the nine pupils who make up her “little female academy” is widely recognized as the first full-length novel for children, and the first to be aimed specifically at girls. The daily experiences of Mrs. Teachum’s charges are interwoven with fables and fairy tales illustrating the book’s underlying principles, which draw on contemporary theories of education and virtue. As central to the history of the novel as it is to the development of children’s literature, The Governess is a pioneering work by one of the eighteenth century’s most respected women writers. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction that places The Governess in its cultural and literary context; appendices include examples of eighteenth-century educational literature and selections from Fielding’s correspondence.
His Mistletoe Marchioness - Georgie LeeWhen widowed Lady Clara Kingston discovers that Lord Delamare is a guest at the same Christmas house party, her first instinct is to run! Six years ago, Hugh broke her foolish heart. Dare she believe he's truly reformed as a rake? She's secretly thrilled every time he looks her way, but she'll have to trust him if she's to reclaim his kiss underneath the mistletoe...The Governess's Convenient Marriage - Amanda McCabeWhen Lady Alexandra Mannerly last saw Malcolm Gordston, he was a poor crofter's son - someone a sheltered duke's daughter would never be allowed to marry. But scandal has rocked her arrogant family, and Alex now leads a quiet life as a governess in Paris - where she meets Malcolm again! Now he's a wealthy, powerful department store owner and he's determined to make her his bride!
When Julia Foster, a spirited young woman and former missionary takes a job as governess, she catches the eye of the owner of Highland Hall, Sir William Ramsey, and he must decide if he will follow his heart and marry for love or choose a wealthy bride whose fortune can save his family's estate from ruin. Original.
Trading Places meets Pride and Prejudice in this sexy, saucy romance—first in a new series from the author of YouTube sensation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Three friends. One Wager. Winner takes all. The Earl—‘Lucky Ned’ Ashby. Pompous, preening, certain that he is beloved by everyone. The Miller—John Turner. Proud, forced to work as the Earl’s secretary, their relationship growing ever more strained. The Doctor—Rhys Gray. Practical, peace-loving, but caught in the middle of two warring friends. Their wager is simple: By trading places with John Turner and convincing someone to fall in love with him, Ned plans to prove it’s him the world adores, not his money. Turner plans to prove him wrong. But no one planned on Phoebe Baker, the unassuming governess who would fall into their trap, and turn everything on its head… Three best friends make a life-changing bet in the first book in a witty, sexy new Regency trilogy from acclaimed author Kate Noble, writer of the wildly popular Emmy award–winning web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
A Regency Romance. Tenth Anniversary Edition When poverty forces Sarah Davenport to take up a position as a governess, she is warned that Lord Randall is arrogant and overbearing. But no one warns her that he is also devastatingly handsome and that she will find herself falling in love with him. Or that, when danger threatens, she will find herself having to trust him.
Patrick O'Reilly loves life in the wilderness. All he needs is land, his work, and the company of the children he adores. The last thing he wants is the prim and proper Englishwoman who arrives to care for his unruly children. Amanda Davenport seems unprepared for the harshness of the place O'Reilly calls home, and yet he finds himself inexplicably drawn to this proud woman and the fire he knows exists beneath her refined exterior. Accepting a job as governess is the only way Amanda can earn passage back to her beloved England and away from this country that she hates -- rugged, uncivilized, intoxicating, like Patrick O'Reilly himself. Despite her fears, Amanda gradually awakens to the shimmering heat of this wild primitive land, to the children she can't help but love, and to this magnificent man whose raw sensuality dares to expose her own undeniable passion....
Twelve-year-old Amanda gradually realizes that while being an intolerable brat does make people notice her it does not win her the friends and affection she wants and needs.
Winnie Sinclair can't explain how she ended up in an Oklahoma thunderstorm making wild love to Paul Weathers, her ex-husband's divorce attorney, a.k.a "The Barracuda Lawyer". And she certainly can't explain how that same storm swept her back to 1896 Indian Territory or why the "barracuda lawyer" now believes he's a U.S. Marshal. The man still looks like Paul, but gone are the three-piece suits and the expensive haircut, replaced by a pair of Remingtons and a Stetson. Two men, one body, one woman...and no one understands the meaning of the word "compromise". AWARDS: 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick! ~Romantic Times Book Review 4 ½ Stars! ~ Affaire de Coeur 5 Gold Stars! ~Heartland Critiques Five Bells! ~Bell, Book and Candle Bookstore REVIEWS: "Clever... original... thoughtful, quick-witted..." ~Publishers Weekly "Sassy, snappy, sexy... the genre's newest star." ~Jill Smith, Romantic Times Book Review "Wildly funny, romantic and totally ingenious!" ~The Literary Times "Totally original... incomparable. Creativity, thy name is Deb Stover!" ~Heartland Critiques " A hotter-than-a-pistol story you have to read to believe!" ~Donita Lawrence, Bell, Book and Candle Bookstore "Scintillatingly superb..." ~Affaire de Coeur OTHER TIME-TRAVEL/PARANORMAL TITLES by Deb Stover Some Like It Hotter Citizen Daisy Mulligan Stew - The Mulligans, Book 1 Mulligan Magic – The Mulligans, Book 2
“Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light. And she has another quality, not usually associated with crime stories, elegance.” —Agatha Christie Timothy Kinnit is rich, handsome, and successful, but his past is a mystery to him. When he learns, on the eve of his elopement, that he is adopted, he must question everything he thought he knew. In desperate search of answers, Kinnit calls on private detective Albert Campion to shed some light on his past, and how it connects him to the notorious Turk Street Mile slum. Meanwhile, his illustrious adopted family has a sinister secret of its own—involving a murderous nineteenth-century governess—that must also be brought to light by Campion’s investigations. “Allingham is very, very good and those who are not familiar with her have a discovery awaiting them.”—Los Angeles Times
An unmarried marquess is a sorry creature. Hounded by matchmakers, waltzed off his handsome feet by debutantes, importuned by impoverished relations and impecunious friends... How he wishes he could be somebody else, if only for one night. Grace Burrowes, Susanna Ives, and Emily Greenwood team up to present three novellas, each of which features a marquess who attends a masquerade ball for all the wrong reasons, and finds that true love can see through any disguise.
The thought of Robert Breton's touch fills Anne Clairemont with a delicious, scandalous heat—but her family's happiness depends on her going through with her planned marriage to his wealthy, cold business partner. Then Robert gives her a searing kiss beneath the mistletoe that changes everything. Soon he's showing Anne the intimate pleasures they could share, determined to fan the flame of their desire and convince her to call off her engagement. But can she disappoint her parents to be with Robert, or will she break her own heart first?
England, 1813 After years of struggling against her wicked desires, Lady Eugenie Hardwick is being driven wild by the sounds of unrestrained passion coming from her neighbor's bedroom. The thought of Lord Richard Townsend, a notorious rake, sets her body quivering with need—even though she's never yet seen his face. When they finally meet in person on Christmas Eve, it only takes one masterful kiss to unleash Eugenie's inner temptress for a night of sensual pleasure with the devilish lord. But Eugenie must ensure their holiday affair remains a secret so she doesn't get ruined—again....
The figure of the governess is very familiar from nineteenth-century literature. Much less is known about the governess in reality. This book is the first rounded exploration of what the life of the home schoolroom was actually like. Drawing on original diaries and a variety of previously undiscovered sources, Kathryn Hughes describes why the period 1840-80 was the classic age of governesses. She examines their numbers, recruitment, teaching methods, social position and prospects. The governess provides a key to the central Victorian concept of the lady. Her education consisted of a series of accomplishments designed to attract a husband able to keep her in the style to which she had become accustomed from birth. Becoming a governess was the only acceptable way of earning money open to a lady whose family could not support her in leisure. Being paid to educate another woman's children set in play a series of social and emotional tensions. The governess was a surrogate mother, who was herself childless, a young woman whose marriage prospects were restricted, and a family member who was sometimes mistaken for a servant.