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Sarah Elliott
Mills & Boon; Library ed edition (September 4, 2009)
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Only, the earl has other plans for his innocent governes. .Sarah Elliott was born in Pennsylvania and studied English at college. After graduating she tried teaching second grade and it was during this time, whilst quietly going mad, that she began to write seriously.

Only, the earl has other plans for his innocent governes. She’d read and loved romances since the age of ten and thought, why not? In addition to writing she enjoys riding, dogs, shopping, decorative arts and cake. Библиографические данные.

The Earl and the Governess (Mills & Boon Historical),Sarah Elliott. Board Book (2). Hardback (30).

When Mrs Sarah Drake applies for the position of governess to the notorious dark Earl of Ralston's motherless son she thinks she’s made the biggest mistake of her life.

Innocent governess, forbidden liaison Impoverished, alone and on the run, Isabelle Thomas needs help. So when William Stanton, Earl of Lennox, offers her a job as governess to his ward, she can't refuse. But Isabelle soon discovers that working for tall, broad-shouldered William, with his dishevelled hair and intense green eyes, is more of a challenge than she expected! When the attraction between them culminates in a bone-melting kiss, Isabelle knows she must leave.

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Mills & Boon Historical Mass Market Paperback, 254 pages. The Earl and the Governess (Hardcover). Author(s): Sarah Elliott. Published March 1st 2010 by Mills & Boon Historical. Mills & Boon Historical Large Print, Hardcover, 380 pages.

That is how I felt about The Earl and the Governess. I have had this book on my shelf for a few months, since I get all the Harlequin Historicals. I loved the cover, so I knew I'd probably read it sooner. But, the storyline didn't really call out to me that much. This is a Mills & Boon, Harlequin Historical from 2009 that has been sitting on the PPB (Pile of Paperbacks by the Bed) for a while, and which seemed a good choice for this month’s TBR Challenge, which is to read a short story, novella or category romance. I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for that whole Cinderella thing, and with a title like that, I knew exactly what I’d be getting!

Mills & Boon books were initially sold through weekly two-penny libraries and their distinctive brown binding led them to become . One critic claimed that the genre promotes misogyny and the sexual submission of women to men.

Mills & Boon books were initially sold through weekly two-penny libraries and their distinctive brown binding led them to become known as "the books in brown".

I bought this book after reading the 3rd book in this series. They are not. This is the 2nd book in the series and it is completely inplausible. First of all, no one will believe that a Sheik in the 19th century would be this progressive regarding the role of women. Also, the Sheik/prince continually ventures outside of his palace all by himself.

  • Malahelm
...and the result is a sweet romance that meets the challenge of class differences and society gossip head on. When William Stanton, the Earl of Lennox's young ward, Mary, becomes troublesome and is sent home from school, he must find a governess to look after her until he can find another school that will take her. Enter Miss Isabelle Thomas... a pretty, red-headed spinster Will rescues from an attempted robbery. But Isabelle has troubles of her own and will not accept charity, so when she shows up at his doorstep, Will is eager to keep her close and keep things proper... for the time being.

I enjoyed several things about The Earl and the Governess. This story has a small cast of characters, not only preventing the plot from being bogged down by superfluous characters and subplots, but also removing the typical use of "the misunderstanding" to create conflict. This story is easy to follow, with a certain cohesiveness and easy flow. I also liked the fact that the usual seasonal societal affairs were almost non-existent, which, being an avid historical romance reader, was a breezy breath of fresh air. The author created a fresh plot, adding a dash of intrigue to this charming tale, and leaves the reader wishing there was more. Unfortunately the epilogue really added nothing of value to this story when one would have hoped for a glimpse into Will and Isabelle's future. It also would have been an excellent time to wrap up Mary's subplot, which unfortunately goes unresolved.

All in all, a delightful read, and my first Sarah Elliott book. I look forward to reading her others.
  • JoldGold
I really liked this book from the page one till the last. I wished it would've been longer, although I finished reading it in one day. The plot synopsis is well developed by the prior posting of Harriet's so no need to add anything else. I was impressed by the professionalism of the author's ability to craft and ilustrate the strong love between Isabelle and William within the entire story. This is one love that every one wishes in his/her life. Good job Sarah Elliot.
  • Narim
If the reader wants a clean story, this one will be a disappointment. The hero hires the heroine to be a governess with the intent of making her his mistress.
  • Gigafish
Enjoyed the experience of the romance. I love that the governess was no shrinking violet and stood up to the Lord from the beginning.
  • Fog
The Earl and the Governess by Sarah Elliott was a fun quick read. I really like historical romances.
  • Felolv
In 1822, William Stanton, Earl of Lennox, became the ward of goddaughter Mary Weston-Burke, an apparent hellion based on what the headmistress at her school told him. When he sees a woman being robbed by a boy, he gallantly rescues her. Isabelle Thomas is the daughter of a late antique dealer who was exposed as a fraud. Penniless with no home besides the street, she has no place to go; William, on the spur of the moment, offers her a position as governess to Mary, which a grateful Isabelle accepts.

Isabelle feels somewhat safe in William's home and wins over a frightened Mary. However, when her employer kisses her, she has a new fear; her deep attraction to the Earl who is of a different social class than her. Isabelle knows she must leave, but does not want to hurt Mary who needs and trusts her and besides someone wants to harm her to conceal his partnership with her late father.

Chaos theory abounds in this delightful regency romance as love blossoms all because of a newt in a teacup. Fans will root for the courageous heroine and appreciate romantic William who goes after what he wants: the love of his life regardless of her father's scandal and her social class and status. Mary enhances the tale of love between two people whose stations are as far apart as the top from the bottom of Big Ben.

Harriet Klausner
  • Hulis
To start off, let me just say that I consider myself a pretty cynical historical romance reader. I have read hundreds, possibly thousands of books in this genre, and I expect a lot from these books, even if many consider them "fluff". I adored this story very much and loved both characters. At some moments, I felt Isabelle maybe have been too stubborn and a stickler to the rules for her own good, but in the end, I think it ended up paying off and made the story more endearing, because William is a wonderfully dreamy man who knows what/who he wants. I would highly recommend this book and look forward to Sarah Elliott's next one :)
There are elements common to many romance novels but what makes this one different is that it doesn't focus on the events of "the season" although William does attend a ball or two. Isabelle is not a person of title nor is she related to someone, she is part of the merchant class (her father was an Antiques Dealer). I liked the fact that William and Isabelle had similar elements of life and character that allowed them to relate to each other on a level they might not have otherwise. It also allowed Mary to feel she had a confidante and someone who cared because Isabelle was willing to listen. Due to several twists of fate or coincidences the three main characters are able to find happiness and peace. Like Sarah Elliot's earlier books this one is a must read and a page turner. My copy of this book is an ARC.