I liked this short story well enough, but I probably would have liked it more if I had not felt like I had read it before. Sure, the details are different, but the basic plot treads very familiar ground: woman comes to man's home to be governess to his child. The man is a widower. His marriage was loveless. People think he killed his wife. There is an attraction between the man and the governess. Is it real or just a dalliance? Is he really a good man or are the whispers true?
It's like Dangerous Lord, Innocent Governess
and This Perfect Kiss
, had a love child... sprinkled a little Jane Eyre
on top... put a kilt on it... and this novella was the result.
It's a short, easy read; and I'm always a sucker for a Scotsman with a brogue (and a kilt.) We're just not treading any new ground. 3 stars.*ARC Provided by NetGalley