Ellise's first novel in The Huntington Saga series:
"I started reading the first chapter last night around 6pm and read the whole book in one go- absolutely could not put it down!!" ~ Holly
"Unbelievably addictive to read and the descriptive techniques are second to none. Absolute winner." ~ Emmy
"I came across The Governess after doing a Google search for "book that is a cross between Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre." (Two of my favorite books) I am so glad I found your book! I love it! The characters are very memorable and your writing style is quite elegant!" ~ Lilie
by Ellise C. Weaver
Lovely, inexperienced Miss Carly Blakemore, only nineteen years of age, is received at her first post as governess for two precocious children, ready to love them as her own. But her biggest challenge will be their father; masterful and strong in everything—especially his kiss.
Poor and without dowry—and even worse—now orphaned, Miss Carly Blakemore is thrown into the Victorian world without aid. Carly is forced to seek a position as governess in the house of Lord Huntington, the Earl of Dunfordshire—a man alone in his own right—and under suspicion for the tragic murder of his well-known and adulteress wife. His governess’s honesty and forthrightness quickly offend his noble person, finding himself reeling from her constant evaluation of his lack of parenting skills. However, in the midst of his resentments, he finds himself strangely drawn in by her very no-nonsense ways that drive him to madness. Carly stands her ground in head-to-head battles of will that take her to the brink of dismissal.
Carly and the earl continually fight the feelings growing between them. Both are oblivious to the clouds of deceit and intrigue that are growing around the manor house, some bent upon removing the beautiful, headstrong governess permanently. A final desperate chase leads to an interception of a ship upon the high seas headed for the Mediterranean and a secret society of white-slave traders, opening the way for this book’s sequel.