My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from eBooks for Review
Genre: Historical/Regency Romance
Book Description: To escape an undesirable match, Miss Notley must give up her riches for rags.
When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow.
The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?
My thoughts: I love it when I get my hands on a book that makes me want to sit down and read, forget about the world around me, and forget that I have a house to clean and a family to feed.
This book is an unconventional regency romance. Miss Cora Notley is running from her family and a betrothal to a man she doesn't want to marry. Her parents want an introduction to society and are determined to get that by marrying their daughter to a man with a title. It doesn't matter that he is vile and old enough to be her father. Miss Notley is strong enough to take a stand, by removing herself to a location her parents will not find her at.
Her plan grows as she decides to become a housekeeper. Surely a man of quality will not want to marry her if she ruins her reputation. I loved how Cora's mind works. She thinks things out and then acts upon them. It is her sincerity that got her a job, not her skill set.
This book is full of humor. Cora can turn a bad situation into something good with her positive outlook. Her personality gets her into a bind when her employer notices her goodness and how lovely she looks in her housekeeping uniform. The romance had many moments where I had to giggle.
This book is a clean romance with some stolen kisses.
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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) A USA Today bestselling author of clean romance, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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