Book Review 88: Lord St. Claire's Angel by Donna Lea Simpson #regency #romance
Publication Date:November 3, 2013
From the author of Reforming the Rogue comes a full-length Classic Regency Romance novel celebrating the witty and romantic world first introduced by Jane Austen.
Celestine Simons was of good family, but an untimely death and a shortage of funds forces the homely spinster to take a position as governess at the estate of Lord Langlow and his wife. Never one to bemoan her change in fortune, Celestine is content to spend her days raising and overseeing their children, knowing in her heart she will never have any of her own.
Lord St. Claire Richmond, Langlow’s brother, is a rogue and seducer, content to while away his days pursuing pleasure—and driving his brother and sister-in-law mad by reducing their female staff to lovelorn fools with his flirtations. When he learns on his annual Christmas visit that the drab Celestine was hired as governess solely to thwart his dalliances, he devises a scheme to both stir her heart and spite his family’s interfering ways.
But as his game unfolds, the cunning St. Claire discovers this conquest may be more challenging than expected when the thoughtful and intelligent Celestine begins to fire an ache in his own heart. And what began as an amusement to give the plain, timid miss an innocent thrill is turning into much more, as St. Claire realizes she may be the one giving him the thrill—and teaching him in a way only a governess can that real beauty lies beneath the surface and that true love is often found where you least expect it.
File Size: 569 KB
Print Length: 219 pages
Publisher: Beyond the Page (November 3, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Review: I had mixed emotions about this book at various points. Sometimes I felt it was taking to long to get to the point, other times I thought there was too much "pitiful me" and other times, just too many conflictions to wrap up at the end of the book.
However, I did read this all at once and it did end up wrapping me into it. This story takes two troubled people (for very different reasons) and puts them together against the odds. A plain jane spinster and a Lord.
It turned out to be a nice read while I was listening to howling wind outside. ++This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This in now way influenced my review++