About the Books
Genre: Regency, Romance
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publication date: April 14, 2020
At the reading of her father’s will, Sophia Cavanaugh learns that she is suddenly destitute. Impoverished, grief-stricken and alone, she sees only one course open to her – becoming a governess. With little experience and no references, securing a position proves more difficult than expected until she finds a champion in the dashing and well-connected Charles Mortimer. he quickly captures her heart but are the feelings mutual?
Sophia is provided a position by his meddling mother and the two are parted, but fate thrusts them back together. Will Sophia risk her heart and confess her love?
About the Author
This is the second regency romance by Julie and the third is well underway.
Julie was born and raised in London, England and still visits often to see family, wander around her old haunts and order cream teas with scones full of clotted cream and jam and a big cup of hot chocolate. She loves all things Jane Austen as well as mysteries, photography, chocolate, shoes, pickle ball and …chocolate.
With the title of this book, I was surprised that almost the first half of the book led up to Sophia becoming a governess. However, it was important to the plot that readers get to know Sophia and Charles Mortimer before that transition.
Both of these characters have faults. Sophia is sweet but also holds some anger toward her father for not providing for her. Charles is amiable and friendly but allows his mother to dictate his life. Through several circumstances, they each learn to stand firm in the midst of their situations.
There’s a bit of Jane Austen’s Bingley in Charles Mortimer with his happy nature yet Julie Matern also gives The Governess of Banbury Park a bit of a gothic twist. If you’re looking for a Regency unlike most out there, this is it.
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