Today begins the FINAL giveaway in my Love Inspired Historical book giveaway bonanza!
Five different girls become friends at a charity school. As adults, they are employed as governesses and find their own paths to love.
There were not many respectable professions available to women during the regency period of history (which is where this series is set). Governess was one. It must have been a stressful profession, given that a woman could find herself unemployed once her charges grew up. They were considered, for the most part, to be at a level below the family, but above the servants. This didn’t allow for many friendships. It made for a lonely life.
One of my favorite books in this series was The Baron’s Governess Bride. Grace experiences negative attention from men because of her beauty and she attempts to hide her beauty for her new position in Lord Steadwell’s house. That is another problem that governesses struggled with.
I am happy to say that all of these delightful governesses manage to find love amidst their circumstances. This was a nice series to read.
Glass Slipper Brides series by Deborah Hale
The Captain’s Christmas Family (Glass Slipper Brides #1)
Back of the book: Napoleon himself never gave Captain Gideon Radcliffe as much trouble as Miss Marian Murray. The fiercely protective governess won’t rest until she gains permission for the daughters of his late cousin to stay on at Gideon’s newly inherited estate. He agrees to let Cissy and Dolly remain at Knightley Park for Christmas. But by springtime they—and Marian—must go.
Marian is prepared to believe the captain a tyrant. The truth is far more complicated. Gideon is a kind yet solitary man who sees the navy as his only sanctuary. Can Marian’s unwavering faith, and the children’s Christmas cheer, convince him he’s found safe harbor at last?
The Baron’s Governess Bride (Glass Slipper Brides #2)
Back of the Book: Lord Steadwell’s three motherless daughters were heartbroken when their last governess ran off to elope. In her dowdy cap and spectacles, Grace Ellerby seems an ideal replacement—a nurturing, intelligent woman uninterested in marriage. No wonder Rupert doesn’t recognize Grace as the golden-haired vision at a masked ball, who slips away before midnight….
Frightened by the unwanted attentions of previous employers, Grace resolved to hide her beauty…and her growing feelings for Rupert. One enchanted evening—and a sweet, breathtaking kiss—changes everything. For with Grace’s three adorable charges playing fairy godmother, Rupert may discover his happy ending is closer than he thinks.
The Earl’s Honorable Intentions (Glass Slipper Brides #3)
Back of the book: As soon as Colonel Gavin Romney has healed, he’ll return to war and see Bonaparte vanquished forever. Yet his children’s governess is proving a formidable adversary on the home front. For pretty, determined Hannah Fletcher wants the earl to fulfill the one role he’s sure is beyond him: loving parent.
Hannah can’t bear to see her three motherless charges lose their father, too. When Gavin impulsively offers a marriage of convenience for the children’s sake, she believes the gulf between them is too wide. Now the earl is ready to wage a very different campaign—for Hannah’s tender heart, and for the family he longs to reclaim….
The Duke’s Marriage Mission (Glass Slipper Brides #4)
Back of the book: What governess would refuse a duke? Exuberant, opinionated, irrepressible Leah Shaw, that’s who. Since her arrival at Renforth Hall, the Duke of Northam’s young son has thrived. Leah, intent on traveling abroad, insists she will stay for one year only. Marriage would change everything—if only Hayden Latimer, the duke, knew how to woo a woman who wants nothing to do with matrimony.
All the duke’s wealth could not buy Leah the one thing she cherishes most: her independence. But if an overprotective father can give his son room to grow, can she learn to put down roots? For it’s every woman’s prerogative to change her mind…when her heart is guiding her toward love.
The Gentleman’s Bride Search (Glass Slipper Brides #5)
Back of the book: If Jasper Chase won’t trouble himself to find a new governess, Evangeline Fairfax must find her employer a wife. That way, his children will be well cared for once she leaves to start a charity school. Jasper reluctantly agrees to a matchmaking house party with one condition—that Evangeline give him lessons in courtship.
Devoted to improving conditions at his mill, Jasper unwittingly ignored matters at home. Only now, as Evangeline teaches him how to win a wife, does he realize what it means to be a true father and husband. And if this independent young woman would just say yes, her plan could have the perfect ending….
All of the books in this giveaway bonanza have been used but most of them look almost new. Keep in mind that because this is a series, the books are good condition, but are a little more “loved” than some of the others.
The eighth and final giveaway I am having is for five Love Inspired Historical books: The Captain’s Christmas Family, The Baron’s Governess Bride, The Earl’s Honorable Intentions, The Duke’s Marriage Mission, and The Gentleman’s Bride Search (The Glass Slipper Brides series) by Deborah Hale. They are gently read copies in good condition. To enter the giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Open to readers with USA mailing addresses only. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will be notified via email and will have one week to respond back to me with their info. Good Luck and Thank You for stopping by!
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