Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Governess by Kristen McKendry + $25 and Book Giveaway!

For Kate Porter in 1880s Canada, working as a governess is simply a means to an end, and she aspires to a high-society future that will lift her out of her middle-class existence. When she accepts a new position as tutor to Alonzo Colaco's children, she sees it as a step in the direction of her dreams. She eagerly envisions a grand house awaiting her...but when her new employer meets her at the train station driving a gaily painted gypsy wagon, Kate suspects her new job will not be all she anticipated.

Kate finds herself living in the woods in a refitted train car as she teaches the charming children of Alonzo, a tinker by trade. After trying in vain to secure another job, Kate is left with little choice. She must simply bide her time until a better position comes along. Soon, however, she abandons her preconceptions along with her bustle in favor of the joys of a simple life---and the possibility of true love. But when opportunity knocks, will Kate really be ready to walk away from all she has come to care about to pursue her high-society dreams?

This is such a sweet book!  

I fell in love with Alonzo and his little family.  Alonzo is a man who marches to the beat of his own drum.  He challenges Kate's views on society and the class structure.  Through him, Kate learns more about kindness, friendship and what is most important.  Kate catches on to some things faster than others, but Alonzo is a patient teacher and a good man.  He stole the show for me.

This book has a gentle feel to it.  It is more sedate in nature, but it never lost my interest.  I was wholly invested from beginning to end.  I did wish Kate's "opportunity" was less lengthy- it sure seemed to take a long time for her to figure out the obvious but all's well that ends well, I guess.  :)

Content:  Clean

--I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thanks so much for the kind review of my book The Governess. I really appreciate your taking the time to review it and I'm glad you enjoyed it. All the best, Kristen


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