Author: Mindy Burbidge Strunk
Series: Sons of Somerset #2
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: August 14, 2021
Publisher: FiveJoys Press
Can a man from the stables become the man of her dreams?
Life is on track for Philip Jenkins. Through hard work and a fair amount of luck, he owns an estate, and his horses are renowned throughout Somerset. But he wants them to be coveted throughout England and that requires the endorsement of a well-respected duke. Philip will not allow anything to distract him. That is until he meets a governess attending his neighbor’s house party. His attraction to her is strong and immediate, but she cannot seem to see him as anything more than a groom.
As the daughter of a viscount, Elizabeth Carter never thought she would be a spinster or have to seek employment as a governess. When she attends a house party with the children of her employer, she is immediately drawn to the owner of the neighboring estate. But the man is nothing like what she dreamed.
As the house party draws to a close, both Philip and Elizabeth must decide what is more important—the security they always dreamed of or the love they just discovered.
Too many of the things I want to talk about in this review would be spoilers so I shall not go into those details. I did like the main characters who were good people. Elle’s goodness was shown by the love and respect of the children over which she was governess as well as their parents. Philip goodness showed in that his father was willing to work under him (which also makes the title of the book a little deceptive since it sounds like Philip should be the underling). It was an enjoyable read and kind of fun that the focus was on middle class type people instead of the ton.
No sex, language or violence
*I received a complimentary ARC of this good and voluntarily chose to review it.