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When her father dies and leaves her completely destitute, Marion can think of only one thing to do - make a new life for herself. Commencing a life of duplicity, Marion transforms herself into Mary Wood - governess. In possession of a forged letter of recommendation and cloaked in the anonymity of her new identity, she enters a life of self-imposed servitude as teacher and caretaker of young Miss Caroline Jonquil of Farland Meadows. Her idyllic daydream vision of life at the Meadows is dashed when she finds a child desperately in need of hope and a cold and sorrowful home haunted by the past. With her characteristic sunny disposition, Marion casts her spell upon the household and slowly brings to life the long-forgotten joy of those within.

Layton Jonquil is a man tormented by the lies surrounding the death of his late wife, but he cannot deny his growing attraction for the beautiful governess whose goodness and optimism have touched his dormant heart. Their connection grows ever stronger, and despite the impropriety of harboring feelings for a servant, Layton's heart whispers that this is the woman he's destined to love. But when Layton's fears about the past become too much to bear and the falsehoods in which they are entangled threaten to shatter his and Marion's blossoming attachment, will true love conquer all?

©2013 Covenant Communications, Inc. (P)2013 Sarah M. Eden

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A sweet clean romance with a little bit of humour. Perfect for a lazy afternoons listening with a good narrator

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-2019

Bad Accents and Unconvincing Drama

Why do they use American voice actors for English stories?? The accents were really distracting. On top of that, the main premise of the book is so ridiculous that I couldn't get into it. A man who is a self-proclaimed doting father won't let the governess tell his beloved daughter a bedtime story about a special tree? That's the big conflict on which the story hinges?? I don't buy it. Also, having a sympathetic toddler character isn't a substitute for writing great dialogue or making us believe in the other characters in their own right. It just felt like the author was using formulaic tropes to force us to feel emotionally invested, when great storytelling would have done better instead.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-08-2017

My favorite Sarah Eden book

Loved the optimism of the heroine. The end came together well. It was exciting but logical. Loved listening to this book.

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  • Farm girl
  • 13-06-2017

Great voice!o

This story was well written and the narrator's voice was fantastic! I will definitely read all of Ms. Eden's

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-2020

Slightly Let Down

I absolutely LOVE Sarah M. Eden and have read almost every book she's written. The Jonquil Family series is the last of her work for me to read and I found myself disappointed in this book. I wanted so badly to love the characters and their story but I felt let down in the character developments, the pace of the narrative, and the story of Layton. Their romance felt forced and didn't feel natural to me. I can't wait to read the rest of the Jonquil books and hope to feel the love again for Sarah Eden's books!

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  • Stylist
  • 16-12-2018

sweet

really loved this one. i enjoy the jonquil brothers' stories and that they are tied together but you don't have to read them in any real order.

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  • lassie
  • 12-12-2018

Enjoyed it

Love her writing. Good narration. I like her longing for home series better but this was worth the credit.

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  • Tiffany Outar
  • 26-06-2018

Absolutely amazing!

I loved every word! It kept me wanting to hear more! Wonderful narration and storyline fantastic.

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  • E. Knight
  • 11-06-2018

Great Story and Narration

I loved this book. It was very entertaining and moved along swiftly. The narrarator did a wonderful job.

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  • Jenny Purdie
  • 16-11-2017

Everything you'd want in a regency romance.

I think this is my favorite book of the Jonquil brothers. It's endearing, sweet, romantic and clean. There's a little mystery in there too. I loved this book

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  • Hays
  • 22-02-2017

Good Book

I enjoyed this series. Audible only has two, but there worth a light enjoyable listen.

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