Lady Eleanor's Secret

Fenella J. Miller
Lady Eleanor's Secret
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Publisher
Musa Publishing
Release Date
October 2011
ISBN
9781619370739
Genre
Historical Romance

SUMMARY
Will the revelation of Lady Eleanor's secret destroy her new found happiness?

Lady Eleanor believes she will never escape from the misery of her life as an unpaid governess to her beloved nieces and nephews. On the advice of his mistress, Alexander, Lord Bentley, is seeking a suitable wife to take care of his children and remain in the country, leaving him to live as he pleases.

Mistakenly believing he has compromised Eleanor, he makes her an offer and she, puzzled but delighted, accepts. When she discovers the real reason for his offer, Eleanor is horrified. If she tells him she wasn't compromised, he will surely send her away. Her brother, Edward, is determined to separate them—he cannot live without his sister's inheritance.

Can Alex foil Edward's evil plans and save the woman he has come to love? Or will her secret ruin their relationship when it is revealed?

Book Review by Linda Hays-Gibbs (author,reviewer)
Nov 13, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
68 people found the following review helpful
Regency revisited!

Lady Eleanor tends her nephews and niece like a hired governess because her brother Edward Tarrington wants to keep her fortune to himself. He keeps her mistreated and unmarried. He has the unruly temper and evil maniacal plan to even do away with her so he can keep her dowry. She has lost all hope and dreams but devotes herself to playing with his children.

Lord Alex Bentley is grieving for his wife Anne for over four years. His mistress begs him to find a wife at least to care for his three poor children, left alone and unloved all these years. He decides to look around for a suitable wife that he can marry to take care of his children and country home without making any demands on his person. He sees a skinny homely young woman playing with four children and is drawn to her. She would be the kind of biddable woman he needed. He decides to watch her and see if she would do for his needs.

On further examination, he finds this woman has many sides and he is decidedly interested in pursuing her when something very unexpected happens. He is assaulted by her and rendered unconscious. She is so frightened she becomes speechless. This leads to much misunderstanding.

LADY ELEANOR'S SECRET tackles a wonderful Regency problem that any number of people of that time could find themselves in. In these circumstances, a woman had few choices open to her. It was a rigid time for women.

I enjoyed the mystery, the intrigue and love story. I am delighted to give this wonderful piece five stars. I loved the ending. I was on the edge of my seat till the very end. Thank you for a charming and delightful read.
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