A brighter future for the governesses and companions in search of their happy ever afters.
Governesses and companions occupy a unique place in Regency family life. Not a servant, yet neither are they part of the family. There weren’t many jobs for gently bred young ladies and for those without means, becoming a governess or companion was the only option. This situation can be quite lonely. The stories in this series will tell the tales of ladies on their own working as governesses and companions and their happy ever afters.
More than a Companion – Miss Honora Gregory is sent to London to be her aunt’s companion, but she struggles with disappointment and loneliness. When her aunt gives her one evening to find a gentleman to court her, Honora knows to avoid the arrogant and selfish Lord Crampton. However, when trouble arises, Honora finds herself by Lord Crampton’s side. Will she help him, and will he see her as more than just a companion?
The Hidden Governess – A wealthy and arrogant Marquess reluctantly hires a governess for his nephew, only to find himself drawn to her. But the governess is hiding her true identity, and when danger looms, she must decide whether to trust him with her secrets or risk losing everything. Will the Marquess be able to protect her and find love in the process?
The Companion and the Earl – Jonathan, the handsome Earl of Havisham, returns to London hoping for another successful summer of attention and pleasure. But when Lady Havisham brings her quiet and dull companion, Miss Deborah Fullerton, with her, Jonathan is less than thrilled. Deborah finds him rude and selfish and mentions this to Lady Havisham.. Unaware that Jonathan has overheard her declaration, Deborah continues to act as a proper companion. However, when Jonathan falls into a trap, Deborah must save him without drawing too much attention. Will this unexpected adventure bring them closer together?
More than a Governess – When Miss Judith Newfield becomes a governess, she’s overwhelmed by her new role, and the silent child she’s tasked with caring for. Meanwhile, David, the Marquess of Turton, is struggling with his betrothed’s expectations and the return of his daughter who refuses to speak. As David demands more of Judith, she responds with harsh words, forcing him to reconsider his behavior. But when a secret threatens to tear him apart, he must decide how much he needs Judith’s help. Will they find a way forward together?
Protected by the Companion – Earl Giles Bargrave begrudgingly chaperones his niece in London, accompanied by her unwanted companion, Emma Lawder. Despite their initial hostility, Emma uncovers a plot to force Giles into marriage and must decide whether to reveal the truth. As they navigate the dangers of London society together, will they succumb to their growing attraction and find a way to soften their hearts?
A Wager with a Viscount – When Viscount Edmund Wollaston is unexpectedly left with his brother’s children and their governess, he’s desperate to restore his carefully ordered life. But when the governess begs him to let them stay, she makes a wager that will change everything. Will she be able to win and keep the children in her care? And can she resist the growing feelings she has for the viscount?