“Bonnie” by Ellie Macdonald

“Bonnie” is book number two in The Governess Club series by Ellie Macdonald, her first published work.  I liked this novel because it kept my interest until the very end.  Bonnie Hodges is the governess for two little boys whose parents have just died in a tragic accident.  The whole house is waiting for the arrival of the guardian of the children, Steven Montgomery, a good friend of the deceased Viscount and father of the boys.

When Baron Montgomery arrives, he is suspicious of most everyone in the manor house.  It seems that George Darrow, the boys’ father thought that someone was trying to murder his family.  He and his wife Roslyn were involved in quite a few mishaps before the accident that took their lives.  Steven Montgomery is determined to get to the bottom of the reason for the accident and find out if it really was an accident.

I enjoyed the repartee between Steven and Bonnie from their first meeting.  She did not act subordinate to him and he seemed to accept that because she doted on her charges, Henry and Arthur.  Steven and Bonnie were quite taken with each other, but each had reasons not to act upon this growing affection.  I thought the story line was well thought out and well presented.  I would like to read the other novels in this series.

I was sent this free advance reader kindle copy of this book from the publisher, Avon and Night Owl Reviews in return for my honest review.  The opinions expressed here are my own.


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