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Monday, July 2, 2018

Review: A Lady Becomes a Governess by Diane Gaston


Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (June 19, 2018)

From Goodreads.com: A most unlikely governess…

…with a shocking secret

Part 1 of The Governess Swap: Lady Rebecca Pierce escapes her forced betrothal when the ship she’s on wrecks. Assuming the identity of a governess she believes has drowned, she enters the employ of brooding Lord Brookmore, who’s selflessly caring for his orphaned nieces. Inconveniently, she’s extremely attracted to the viscount, with her only chance of happiness tied to the biggest risk: revealing the truth about who she really is…



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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Although there were moments when the direction this story took was almost too obvious, I couldn't help but enjoy it. The interactions between Rebecca and Lord Brookmore's nieces were heart warming and exactly what those little girls needed. Even though it should have been obvious that she had no idea how a governess should act, I enjoyed how Brookmore continued to give her the benefit of the doubt after he saw the improvement in his nieces. I also enjoyed the way she was able to bring him out of his apparent loneliness - bringing him closer to his nieces in a way I doubt he would have been able to achieve on his own. 

I do believe the issues of Brookmore's betrothed and Claire's former employer as well as the dram surrounding each could have been handled a bit differently, but overall I am curious to see how everything is going to play out in the rest of this series. Now that Brookmore and Rebecca seem to have gotten their happily-ever-after, what is next?

Overall, I believe this story will appeal to those who love a good historical romance with a twist. I can't wait to read more from this author!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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                           A Lady Becomes a Governess is available from Amazon.com

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