The Nobleman’s Governess Bride
Jane Eyre meets Prince Charming in two enchanting Regency love stories! Previously published as “Much Ado About Nuptials” and The Baron’s Governess Bride.
In the novella “The Viscount Meets His Match” Sebastian Viscount Benedict knows from bitter experience that marrying a woman of lower rank and fortune brings nothing but heartache. He is determined to prevent his beloved brother from making the same mistake by wedding the local squire’s daughter. Rebecca Beaton disagrees. She is certain her former pupil, Hermione, truly loves the viscount’s brother and will make him a devoted wife. She tries to persuade formidable Lord Benedict to give the young couple his blessing.
In spite of their many differences, Sebastian finds himself drawn to forthright, loyal Rebecca. Yet he fears his admiration for the lady could erode his good judgment and resolve. Rebecca fights her growing attraction to Sebastian, which threatens to divide her loyalties…and perhaps break her heart. If only she can help him believe in true love, there may be hope for more than one happy ending!
In the novel The Baron’s Governess Bride, Rupert Lord Steadwell is determined to hire the dowdiest, most unmarriageable woman he can find to care for his motherless daughters. The girls were heartbroken when their last governess eloped and Rupert does not want to risk a repetition. In her drab clothes, frumpy cap and spectacles, Grace Ellerby look like the ideal person for the job.
Rupert has no idea that clever, caring Miss Ellerby is a beauty in disguise. Alarmed by unwanted advances from men in her previous positions, Grace is desperate to hide her dangerously attractive appearance and her growing feelings for her new employer. But when Lord Steadwell appears in danger of making a loveless marriage and saddling his daughters with a dreaded stepmother, Grace must risk everything to prevent it. Will a midnight kiss at a masked ball lead to scandal and ruin or will two wary hearts find their happily ever after at last?
“The Baron’s Governess Bride reminded me of the romance that can be found in novels by Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë and all of those classics! ” ~ Between the Pages
“…all the romance, struggle and drama one could expect from a Jane Austen book!” ~ Bookblogger VanyaDrum
“A unique and delightful story with hints of the old fairy tale, Cinderella.” ~ Just Judy’s Jumbles
The Nobleman’s Governess Bride is the first book in The Glass Slipper Chronicles series, about five young women whose devoted friendship sustained them through the hardships of childhood at a harsh charity school. Now employed as governesses, they care for other people’s children, never expecting to know the blessing of loving marriages and families of their own. But when Rebecca, Grace, Hannah, Leah and Evangeline encounter five special gentlemen, these humble governesses may become Cinderella brides!
Book 1 – The Nobleman’s Governess Bride
(includes the novella “The Viscount Meets His Match” and the novel The Baron’s Governess Bride)
Book 2 – The Earls Honorable Intentions
Book 3 – The Duke’s Marriage Mission
Book 4 – The Gentleman’s Bride Search
About the Author – Since winning Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart Award, Deborah Hale has written over thirty works of historical romance, historical fiction, inspirational romance and otherworld fantasy. Her books have been translated into many languages and published around the world. Deborah and her family live in beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada a place rich in history, romance, faith and more than a little magic!