When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow.
The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?
Miss Cora Notley is a lady, by action only. Her parents are grasping social climbers at the very least Made their money from trade and looking to move up n the ranks in any way possible. But much worse. They are willing to “sell” their daughter to an elder, cad of a man, to gain entrance into the upper class. Cora is a strong willed young woman and will not stand for it. She has friends to help that her parents know nothing about, so she bolts.
Ending up in a small town and at loose ends, Miss Notley thinks it wise to find a position and make her own way, against her new friends advice. In seeking this position, she meets Mr. Ludlow. He will be her new boss. This should be interesting. He intrigues her, but she may keep her mind on her intentions.
This was a sweet story of ineptitude, misunderstandings, bumbling maids, and love. Miss Notleys parents I found detestable! I’m certain people like them existed though, sadly enough. But the rest of the characters were endearing and people you might want to know! Very well written and period perfect!
I Loved Cora! She has her stuff together, even when she was “scuttling” through trying to be a housekeeper, she was still exceedingly likeable and honest. She has integrity and I think that is how good this writer is. Writing a fictional character that I would like to emulate!
I will certainly look for more from this author!
5 stars for me!
A USA Today bestselling author of clean romance, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good
at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises
tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread,
which she is really good at eating.