REISSUEIt was some time before lovely, young Theodosia came to understand why she had become a governess instead of a wife. A spiteful relative of Lord Steyne's had told him that she had run off and married another. Then, suddenly, Theodosia met Lord Steyne after a three-year separation. But so much had happened to them in both those three years. It was not a simple matterREISSUEIt was some time before lovely, young Theodosia came to understand why she had become a governess instead of a wife. A spiteful relative of Lord Steyne's had told him that she had run off and married another. Then, suddenly, Theodosia met Lord Steyne after a three-year separation. But so much had happened to them in both those three years. It was not a simple matter of rediscovering love. Many things had to be settled before they could find their way back together......
|Title||:||In My Lady's Chamber|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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In My Lady's Chamber Reviews
Yes, this was a romance but there were underlying threads weaved throughout the story to hold the reader's attention. Who doesn't want to search for hidden treasure? There's also the relationship of Miss Tremere with her charges who all adore their governess, the eldest son in the Eastwick household, Edward, trying to stand in for his absent father who is in America but becoming overbearing to his younger siblings instead, the good-for-nothing Uncle Jack who's in dun territory and trying to marry Ruth, Lord Steyne's sister. Lord Steyne incidentally was engaged to Miss Theodosia Tremere six years earlier. Well, this is entertaining though some may feel bogged down by some of the historical details. A good read right to the end. I appreciated the epilogue which gives a post-marriage glimpse of Marc, Lord Steyne, and Theodosia (Doe). Of course this is where the bulk of the romance happens but it is written with some humour and nothing to cause squeamishness.
I really enjoyed this novel. It was like eating a Lemon-Mint sorbet; clean and refreshing with the perfect balance of tangy and sweet.The storyline was fun, the interaction with the children was natural and added depth to the other characters, and I much appreciated the lack of melodramatic angst - the hero and heroine actually acted like mature adults (a novel change).The book was well-written with good pacing; so much so that I kept saying to myself: "Just one more chapter..." until I finished the book at 1 am.
I rounded it up from 3 1/2 stars -- mostly because Laura Matthews (aka Elizabeth Neff Walker) writes protagonists who are grown-ups. They feel pain and loss but they also find humour in their day to day lives. I like that. Not as good as her best but then Matthews's best is very good indeed.
First read 11/18/15; re-read 8/16/16
Charming! An enjoyable tale of a couple, parted by her father's selfish opposition to the match years before, who meet again and discover their love has not diminished.