- Print Length: 268 pages
Publisher: Knox Robinson Publishing (May 7, 2013)
- Publication Date: May 7, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00COV3VMW
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This was an enjoyable book with lots of tips of the hat to modern times in a changing world. Women’s suffrage, telephones, bicycles and Amazon Rainforest adventure all rolled into one. This nice historical blend allowed the characters to blossom.
Vanessa Ashley was hired as the new governess for Blythe the daughter of an early adventurer and collector Julian Viscount of Falconridge. The mysterious happenings we told in a fun and entertaining manner. Details about expeditions in Peru dotted the story along with the mystery that was unfolding back home. A quick read that kept me involved. I really liked Julian and Vanessa. Blythe was a great child with that childlike innocence but affected by a past that caused her to be reticent.
This excellent mystery was unfolding in a household that had secrets galore. I enjoyed this first book of Maggie Anderen that I have read. I liked her writing style and I want to read more from her. Her heroine is a nice blend of new and yet old school turn of the twentieth century respectable and Julian was a lovely scientific mind that had no idea he was making Vanessa Ashley the new governess fall for him.
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If you enjoy a little romance mystery and enjoyable characters you will enjoy this book.
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