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Book Review: The Governess Who Captured His Heart

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

All you want sometimes is a little brainless fun and The Governess Who Captured His Heart by Sophie Barnes is definitely that.

Educated but impoverished gentry Louise Potter doesn’t have a lot of choices when it comes to making money. When she acquires a position as a governess to three boys, she knows she’s going to have her work cut out for her. What she doesn’t expect is to share a carriage with her new employer’s dashing uncle. Alistair is everything Louise could want; unfortunately she knows that due to her position she could never have it.

The story itself is cute and sweet. I just wish there were more of it. The novella is an interesting format and one that is just starting to come into its own. However, there is an inherent danger that things and conflicts can be rushed and unfortunately that is somewhat in play here.

Louise and Alistair are great characters. Like the hero, I loved Louise’s honesty and candor. The two played well off of each other and I enjoyed their banter.

Unfortunately the resolution to the conflict was a little too pat. Too neat. Which had me knock it down a star. This is still a fun, light regency read and I recommend it on that alone. Four Stars.

***I received and ARC from NetGalley***

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