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A Governess for the Brooding Duke

May 22, 2017


This was my first book by Bridget Barton that I have read and I must say I truly enjoyed this sweet historical romance.  The author’s description of her characters and scenery was wonderful and she made you feel like you were in the pages of this book. It is a very emotional story at times with a happy ending.  You will cry, laugh, cheer, sigh and want to hug while reading this story about Georgette, Hamilton, Aunt Cynthia and Twins orphan nieces Eleri and Ffion.  I received a free copy of the book and have voluntarily written an honest review.  I could not put this book down had to keep turning the page to see what was going to happen next.


Georgette Darrington’s father has died leaving his estate in debt she is left penniless, so she must find employment fast.  Before she knows it she is the governess to orphaned twins girls under the care of the Duke of Draycott.  Georgette befriends the two frighten and shy Walsh girls, and soon realizes the sad story behind them being with their Uncle in England.  The girls miss their home and life in Wales and they have been forbidden to speak their own language by their uncle.  Georgette struggle with her lowering of her social status and she battles with the loneliness of being the governess.  The other staff scheme against her to get her to leave, but Georgette is strong willed and her love for the girls will not allow her to leave them.


The Duke is not a happy man since the tragic death of his sister and mother to the twins.  The twins remind him of his sister and he doesn't have much to do with their day to day lives and bans them from using their native language in his house. He is a brooding man who doesn’t take full attention of his household and why he has had so many governesses before Georgette.  His Aunt Cynthia ties to get him to change his attitude towards the girls and his behaviour but to no avail.


Georgette goes against the Duke orders and teaches the girls how to write in Walsh and herself.  How will the Duke react when he finds out she has disobeyed his order not just once but a few time?  Georgette must find a way to help this family together, even while she battles her growing feelings for the Duke. Can her feelings be love for Duke?  Will the Duke learn to love his nieces and possible forgive himself for the past?






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