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Title: The Governess and the Master
Author: Lisa Greer
Release Date: May 24, 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Series: The Montmoors 1
Posted: June 23 2012
Reviewer: Paula R
Heat Level: I
This is the story of a young girl, Catherine Roth, who has lost everything. Her only living relative was her uncle and he drank his money away. After his death, she had to sell everything including the furniture just to be able to put food on the table. She has nothing, so she accepts a position as the governess at Montmoor Hall to the nephew of Andrew Montmoor, the lord of the castle. The Montmoors are an old established family, but there are many rumors about them. People think there are supernatural goings on at the estate. These rumors have reached all the way to London where Catherine lives. She must travel for two
days by carriage to reach Montmoor Hall on the moor and the North Sea.
There seem to be many secrets at Montmoor Hall. Catherine feels an attraction for Andrew, but is a little concerned about the slightly disturbed image he portrays. He tells her that she doesn’t have to worry about meeting his nephew for a few days. Little Cullen Montmoor is a sickly child, and apparently is suffering from some sort of fit that occurs often and last for
days. He mentions his sister that disappeared five years earlier and hasn’t been heard from since, but tells Catherine she is welcome to use any of his sister’s clothes.
Will Catherine be able to figure out the mysteries of Montmoor Hall? Where will it lead her in respect to a relationship with Andrew?
Lisa Greer's, The Governess and the Master begins a deeply captivating story full of mystery. I was really getting interested in this story and anxious to find out the secrets of Montmoor Hall--those Andrew had mentioned to Catherine concerning his sister and to find
out about little Cullen. Then, just as suddenly, The Governess and the Master abruptly ended. After researching this book on Google I discovered that this is the first installment of the story. Apparently installments will be released on a fairly regular basis. Because of the intense interest in this book, that I developed very quickly, I gave this a 3.5 rating. Otherwise I would have given it a 2 or 3. I wish I had known from the beginning that this was only an installment. But the book's summary made it sound like a complete book without any mention of installments. I was very disappointed when it ended with no mention of a further installment, just as it was getting exciting! I feel Lisa Greer should have been upfront in the summary as to how this "story" would unfold in allotments.