Can they turn their mismatch into a perfect match?
Widower James Forrester, self-made man and sheep station owner in rural Australia, escaped from poverty in England. Sneered at and called 'Lord Muck' because of his lowly beginnings and lack of education, James wants to turn his daughter into a confident lady, but he doesn't expect to fall in love with her governess, the sophisticated Alice Lethbridge.
Alice has left her demanding siblings to start a new life as a governess in Australia, but when her employer threatens her, she flees to the neighbouring homestead of James Forrester. He offers Alice sanctuary and the job of educating his daughter in every accomplishment needed to enter society. Alice takes up the challenge and decides to polish up her intriguing employer's etiquette too, with unforeseen consequences.
Just as the forces of colonial society unite to bankrupt James, he discovers Alice's secret, which destroys everything he believed about her. Can Alice save James from financial ruin and win back his love?
If you love sweet Victorian romance, then try this story set in Australia in 1868. It is book one of the 'Stations of the Heart' Series.
The 'Stations of the Heart' historical romance series is a family saga of linked novellas set in rural Australia during the nineteenth century. It follows three cousins who migrated to Australia to make their fortunes. There they fight debt, drought, flood, fire, and entrenched snobbery to succeed in this challenging and dangerous new world.
Lord Muck and Lady Alice
Love and Other Addictions
Love at Lost Lagoons