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The Wicked Governess (Blackhaven Brides Book 6) by Mary Lancaster. Historical Romance. ARC Review.

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Read Book Six in the bestselling Blackhaven Brides series... a lonely governess, a mute pupil, and secrets abound in this captivating tale. Purchase the novel or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited! 

Can the governess teach a damaged hero? 

Caroline Grey is devastated when she is dismissed from her post as governess to the Earl of Braithwaite’s sisters. Finding temporary sanctuary at the eerie and neglected Haven Hall, she does not expect to enjoy the challenges presented by the house’s dark and forbidding tenant, Javan Benedict, or by her mute and needy pupil. 

However, she is quickly intrigued by the oddly charming family and drawn into the several mysteries surrounding them and the hall. What tragedy lurks in Benedict’s past, and why does his daughter choose not to speak? Who is trying to frighten them from the house? And most of all, what is the irresistible fascination of Caroline’s troubled employer, and how does she help him without losing her heart and her reputation? 


Governess Caroline Grey needs her wages to help support her family so she is devastated when her job is threatened.  The mysterious and damaged family she goes to work for need her so much. Can she help them claim the lives they should live??
Mr Javan Benedict is over protective of his damaged family,  but he has his reasons.  He is a loving father who terrifies everyone except his family. 
This is a story that will take you through all the emotional upheaval with our characters.  It has also got plenty of humour,  a little danger and a heroine who is a lot stronger than she thought she was. 
A lovely romance that is hard to put down.  I loved it. 


Mary Lancaster's first love was historical fiction. Since then she has grown to love coffee, chocolate, red wine and black and white films - simultaneously where possible. She hates housework.

As a direct consequence of the first love, she studied history at St. Andrews University, after which she worked variously as editorial assistant, researcher and librarian. Although she has always written stories for her own entertainment, she began to make serious efforts toward publication in order to distract herself from a job she disliked. She now writes full time at her seaside home in Scotland, which she shares with her husband and three children.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review! So glad you enjoyed the book :)


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