A Very Unusual Governess
Edward Barraclough's happy bachelor existence is thrown into a spin when he is forced to look after his two orphaned nieces. Employing the right governess is vital. Miss Petrie has the girls' support, while he has reservations. Unassuming and a little dowdy she may appear, but Edward suspects she's neither so humble nor respectful underneath!
Independently wealthy Lady Octavia Petrie is on the verge of confessing that Edward has mistaken her for someone else. In a moment of sheer madness, prompted by his cynical attitude, she finds herself accepting the temporary position. From Lady to simple Miss – what has she let herself in for?
Lord Calthorpe's Promise
Lord Adam Calthorpe had been rash in his promise to look out for a fellow soldier's sister before the soldier was killed at the battle of Waterloo. For Miss Katharine Payne was a golden–eyed shrew who took genuine delight in flouting Adam's authority at every turn.
Surely bringing her to stay with his mother would absolve him of his responsibilities – though he sincerely doubted such a headstrong young woman would ever find herself a husband. But when an unscrupulous man starts pursuing Katharine, Adam comes to realise that fulfilling his promise might actually involve marrying her himself...