Friday, April 6, 2018

The Unconventional Governess

GIVEAWAY
NELSON, JESSICA
THE UNCONVENTIONAL GOVERNESS

A mutual arrangement

Henrietta Gordon has one dream: to practice medicine alongside the uncle who raised her. But when he insists she stay in London and find a husband, she must figure out a way to earn money toward her goal. Could handsome earl Dominic, Lord St. Raven, be the answer?

Desperate to find a governess for his niece after his brother's death, Dominic hires Henrietta -- and is soon taken by her smarts and determination. But as Henrietta comes to care deeply for Dominic and his charge, the thought of inevitably leaving them feels impossible, forcing her to decide what's more important -- following her dream or her heart.

My Review:

Screeeech!!!! Regency Euphoria alert! And cue the fainting couches because the romantical scenes made my tummy do back-flips and somersaults and loop-de-loops! My senses are all nonsensical as this story is still fresh in my mind so forgive me if this review doesn't make sense. :-)

So -- Dominic -- excuse me while I languish on my fainting couch while I type this because he is such a swoonworthy hero! A little bit brooding (with good reason) and a whole lot appealing. His heart for his niece made me a fan first because who can resist a grown man turned to putty at the hands of a precocious twelve-year-old? But their relationship is complicated and in danger -- hence the need for a governess.

Henrietta might be considered an unorthodox choice, but there's no disputing the fact that she is highly intelligent...and opinionated. And not shy about speaking her mind. Sparks fly and the air fairly crackles with electricity every time Dom and Henrietta share a scene and thankfully they share many. And the almost kissing scenes are just as charged as the actually kissing scenes so consider yourselves forewarned.

A sublime example of everything that's right with a Regency.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Unconventional Governess, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email in a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 8 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

47 comments:

  1. Oh squeal, it sounds delightful! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. It really truly is!! Good luck, Susan.

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  2. One of the books on my wish list, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. Good luck!

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  3. 0h my your review alone makes me want to run out and get this book. this is such a pretty cover. I love strong independent ladies. must read.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Yes, it's a must read! And you'll love Henrietta since you love strong, independent ladies. Good luck, Lori.

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  4. I love Jessica's books. She is a sweetie and her books are swoon-able!

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. Toe-tingling swoon-able! Good luck, Diane.

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  5. Sounds like you enjoyed this book, Kav! :-D I haven't read any of Jessica's books before, so I'd love to win a copy of this. Thanks for the review.

    whthomas13ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. lol -- I do tend to get carried away sometimes when a book is this good! Good luck, Winnie.

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  6. Have not read any of her books YET. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. YET being the operative word!!!! You must read something by her soon. Good luck, Kim.

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    2. I'm working on it. you have not seen my to read pile I enjoy having so much to read.

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    3. A well stocked TBR pile is such a comfort!!!!

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  7. I'm not familiar with Jessica Nelson, but I do love regency!!
    This one goes on the TBR list. Thanks for your review, Kav.

    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You will adore this book (and Jessica Nelson) for sure! Good luck, Pam.

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  8. To think I was going to pass on this one. It would have been shameful after reading your review. It seems you've read all of her LI books, so I must get on board.
    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, definitely not one to pass up. Perish the thought! Love her books, but this might be my favourite...so far. Good luck, Terrill.

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  9. Beautiful cover. Absoltely LOVE the LIH line ans this sounds awesome! Thank you for the giveaway chance.
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. It's a fantastic line -- can't believe they are closing it. Good luck, Deanne.

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  10. Love Regency! Adding this author to my must-read list! Thanks for the chance! Becky lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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    1. I do too. I get such a thrill when I discover a new Regency book is out! Good luck, Becky.

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  11. Wow, what a great review. Need to investigate this new-to-me author!
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Thanks, Mindy. Jessica Nelson is worth discovering. Good luck.

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  12. I'm about to savor this one for myself, after I finish The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy. And I can regain my senses after getting to know know Trace (the hero), which I'm certain will be a while 😊

    So yeah, Jessica's book has a lot going for it....romantical Regency period; brooding, swoon-worthy gentleman; opinionated heroine who's not afraid to express herself....what's not to love?? I can't wait, with my favorite swooning couch & smelling salts at m disposal!

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    1. Just had to mention The Accidental Guardian again, didn't you? Bwahahaha! Definitely stay close to your fainting couch for this one. :-)

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  13. Really like the idea for this book.
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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    1. It's fantastically played out. Good luck, Nancy.

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  14. I have all her books so far but didn't even know this one was coming out, have now added to my wish list. Looking forward to reading this soon. Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. Isn't she an awesome author? Good luck, Carolyn.

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  15. This all sounds wonderful thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome, Mary. Good luck.

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  16. Between the blurb & your review Kay, I definitely want to read it! Thanks for sharing with us!
    rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. It's truly awesomesauce, Robin. Good luck!

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  17. I love strong, opinionated and intelligent women in my books. I really enjoy when the characters break the stereotypes--this sounds so much fun to read. Thanks for the chance--I found your site from the author's newsletter. dhammelef(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes -- stereotype breaking heroines are the best! Glad you were linked here, Danielle. Good luck.

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  18. I love reading about strong independent women. I hope she gets to do both. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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    1. You'll have to read to find out. Good luck, Jan.

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  19. Sounds like I need to read this new to me author. Thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. She writes Westerns too. Whatever she writes is awesome though I'm especially thrilled by this Regency. Good luck, Lucy.

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  20. I Love the bookcover!! This sounds like an awesome read!

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    1. Isn't it exquisite?! Good luck, Lori.

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  21. Never heard of this author
    Sounds Good
    Thanks for the chance
    iamabho AT gmail DoT CoM

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    1. Ohhhh, you're in for a treat then. Good luck, Linda.

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladysnowangelphotos(at)gmail(dot)com

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