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  1. says:

    Violet an art teacher at a school commits a crime that sends her running for her life When she acts to save another from an unspeakable horror her future is marked and the gallows are following her She is used to being afraid and alone she is an orphan left to survive on the streets until the school gave her a chance and a career She runs till she drops on a grave marker and ends up in a boarded up abby with a master with many dark secrets of his own Her goal is to find a place to hide while saving money for a chance to clear her name She accepted a job as his dark child's governessAlistar the dark lord of the abby has been living with secrets so long he can't remember the truth any His wife dead his daughter something no man nor woman will tend to He is the only one capable and even he comes away with bloodied bits on his body His offer to this scruffy woman to be his child's governess was an act of desperation He paid her a huge amount of coin to do it and he had no expectations of her staying He has bigger goals to worry over he must find a cure he has to it is his only path in life no matter the cost He is hard distant and formalViolet instantly bonds with his child she see's herself and her struggle in this broken girl She struggles to break through her armor and teach her about the world There a bond might slowly build if onlyThe story takes us to the horrible path of the villagers and their belief in dark tales and monsters They have torches pitch forks and wagging tongues and slow witted minds What I liked I enjoyed the gothic feel and the way trust was slowly built between the child and Violet The abbey was beautifully described and had me yearning to see it myself Alistar was a great father character strong and devoted I ended up liking him in the end after wanting to smack him many times The hunt for the cure was an interesting look at medicine in those times and off the mark it was What didn't pass Violet she took every chance to throw herself at the man with uncontrollable hunger She had worked so hard to become than what she had been treated as while on the streets only to lust without control She did this in a time where it is unacceptable and he kept turning her away Then he would waggle his tongue and fondle her only to drop her like a hot potato at the last moment The moments where weird uncomfortable and not moments I would call loving times There was just too much of this it was over the top tease and unbelievable There was a lot undone The stained glass was talked about so much and it just faded into the story I really wanted to know what happened to it I also missed finding out what happened to the girl she saved and the school ? I wanted those holes filled


  2. says:

    arc received from Intrepid Reads through netgalleytw attempted child rape mentions of abuse Violet Whitechapel a teacher at an orphanage for girls saves one of her charges from a brutal crime and in doing so murders the perpetrator To avoid the gallows she takes what little money she has and runs away eventually reaching Waldegrave Abbey home to Alistair Waldegrave Waldegrave Abbey is a dismal place one the villagers swear harbours a demonic creature a vampire In fact Alistair lives in reclusion and darkness searching for a cure for his daughter Lilly's illness a rare and extreme sensitivity to sunlight making exposure to the sun as good as fatal A fugitive from justice Violet agrees to be Lilly's governess I must admit this all sounds a lot like Alejandro Amenábar's The Others starring Nicole Kidman shuttered windows skeleton keys and doors being firmly shut as soon as they're opened darkness everywhere and a child who cannot withstand sunlight And though it could have followed the film's atmosphere this never really became a a gothic mystery Since we get Alistair's POV along with Violet's whatever mystery there was even if it remained as such to Violet was not a mystery to the reader It is however gothic fiction a decrepit abbey darkness tales of horror and plenty of melodrama I have a tendency to nitpick but bear in mind that in this case everything I point out though it may be a failing in the book in no way hinders the delight of the reading experience This is a good book A 3 star rating for me means I like it and I really did like this book First the things I didn't much care for Violet is a woman who has known nothing but abuse at the hands of men since her earliest childhood She distrusts them and with good reason Which is why it's so jarring and difficult to believe when she has trouble containing her lustful thoughts when meeting the strange and creepy let's admit it Alistair Here is a man who at first she isn't even sure has an actual daughter Violet thinks he made the child up to lure her into staying so he could rape her With this in mind she sits by him and dreamily admires his aristocratic features and wonders how his lips might feel upon her skin I mean what Of course Lilly Alistair's daughter is uite real and as it turns out Alistair may in fact be a genuinely good man who suffers from really unsettling mood swings abandoning Violet in complete darkness in a maze of tunnels shouting at her ripping a dress from her hands and tearing it to pieces and basically acting like a complete psycho Pardon the neuronormative ableism but really The Heathcliff crazy thing is just not attractive Then there's the fact that Violet's side of the romance progressed too uickly as I've pointed out she was abused she's worked all her life with abused little girls and suddenly she's all over this man she just met literally 92 pages ago most of which she spent with his daughter or with him acting unbalanced? And on that topic I found it extremely unsettling that the passionate moments Violet and Alistair shared with each other would 9 times out of 10 start with him making a tearful confession about his fatherly feelings for his ill daughter I mean literally “This miracle you wrought it’s How can I There are no words for Oh did you see her? She actually—”Violet rose on her toes and pressed her lips to his No girl There is a time and a place for sexy times and it's not when you interrupt a dude talking about his sick child's progress towards a somewhat less dismal existence Come on now Then there's the fact that Violet suspects she may be a prisoner in the abbey She confronts Alistair about this asking him if he'd lock her up to keep her from escaping and he jokingly says yes and she finds this funny and one reason to trust himLike if I were living with a dude and I went LOL JW WOULD YOU LOCK ME AWAY FOREVER? and he went LMAO I WOULD My first reaction would not be fist bump TRUSTObviously that's not how it actually went down in the book but basically you get my point BUT Alistair for all his weird creepy unbalanced behaviour does evolve into a normal person and even I a notorious reviewer for finding fault in every thing ended up liking himAnd Violet was a lovely character she was a survivor through and through and she really wanted to help others who had been in her situation And of course best of all there is Lilly Lilly is 9 years old and has been a prisoner inside her own room for the entirety of her existence She knows going out into the sunlight would kill her but she's reached the point where she just doesn't care It took great writing skill on Ridley's part to write Lilly she acted out she did deplorable things biting hitting kicking ruining people's efforts to care for her but she was always sympathetic That takes talent Pity Lilly will most likely eventually die of skin cancer though Further yes I did complain about Violet being all over Alistair way too soon in the book but no one need fear that this is insta love or that the romance is rushed Lust perhaps but the romance is slow and a delight to read As is the progression in these characters' relationships with each other If you like gothic fiction with a well developed plot and a nice romance be sure to read this book


  3. says:

    Violet Whitechapel has had a hard life and now she's on the run She ends up at an old abbey and finds herself the governess of a nine year old girl Alastair Waldegrave is a father who wants only the best for his child but a horrible medical condition forces them to live in seclusion in the old abbeyI really wanted to like this but I found it hard to get through it The plot was interesting but it didn't reach its potential for me It was barely okay for me personally but other readers seem to like it so it may be one of those it's me not you things


  4. says:

    Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley is a 2014 Intrepid publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewWhen Violet Whitechapel an orphan that thought she had finally found a place to land comes upon a child in danger she rushed to intervene and commits a terrible crime in the process Now on the run from the authorities Violet finds refuge in a crumbling Abbey as a governess to a nine year old child named Lillian Lillian has sun sickness and must always remain in the dark She is difficult to handle because she has never been properly socialized and does not understand her father's actions Alistiar's sole purpose in life is to find a cure for his daughter's malady He also lives in the dark and spends his time contacting scientist and doctors searching for a way to cure his daughter Violet's appearance in his life changes so many things for him and his daughter The attraction between Alistair and Violet grows daily and the progress Lilly makes is slow but promising as Violet helps father and daughter overcome some of the resentfulness and misunderstandings they have Violet will learn that she is being sought after by the law and they are much closer than she thought She will also learn she is not the only one with a few dark secrets This historical romance that raises a toast to the Gothic genre has a dark and moody tone mixing traditional Gothic with traditional historical romance and it turns out to be a good match at least in this instance Fiercely loyal staff rumors of vampires suspicions a dark shadowy abbey and a man that has left his wife's room like a shrine but finds himself falling in love with Violet sets the stage for this uniue story Alistair doesn't know Violet's story of course and although she will eventually have to come clean about how she came to be at the Abbey other areas of her young life remain obscure allowing Alastair to continue on with a fantasy about who Violet really is all the while harboring some pretty dark secrets of his own The old double standard comes into play as Alastair makes judgments about Violet that are hypocritical to say the least This attitude will have far reaching and devastating conseuences for Lily who has blossomed under Violet's care Being a huge fan of Gothic novels I couldn't resist this one when it was offered on Netgalley I wasn't disappointed My hats off to Erica Ridley for attempting such a difficult task Mixing Gothic and modern romance expectations would have to be a challenge I thought she did a wonderful job of staying true to the Gothic genre while keeping the historical romance readers happy at the same time Yes this is a much somber romance and atypical from what most of us think of when we think of Historical Romance The younger readers may also be completely unfamiliar with true Gothic stories and hopefully this book will inspire some to discover this genre and maybe even help bring it back to popularity again This one gets 4 stars Besides the obvious Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights Gothic literature that so many think of try looking into the horrid novels Jane Austen mentions in Northanger Abbey and then check out Dorothy Eden Barbara Michaels Dorothy Daniels and other Gothic Romance authors from the 1960's and 70's Some of these do have supernatural elements but most do not It's a an atmospheric tone than anything else


  5. says:

    I'd read The Viscount's Christmas Temptation and thoroughly enjoyed it it was an energetic funny read so I was keen to read by Erica Ridley Unfortunately none of her other books seem to have the same sense of wit character as that novella This and her other full length books sacrifice character coherence to plot There is so much plot so many incidents not all of them logical even that there is no room for character development The central relationship is barely credible and I found it difficult to care about any of the characters when the author clearly didn't A pity as I thought I'd found an author to follow


  6. says:

    This was recommended to me by a friend who knew about my love of historical romances and gothics I am sorry but I didnt feel it Review to come


  7. says:

    For lovers of Gothic romanceMs Ridley has fashioned yet another fine Gothic romance Impossible choices who is trapped and who seeks sanctuary? The only criticism might be steam than was absolutely necessary too much nippling and in the end spoiler alert she gives him head and they all live happily ever after A strong story and I'm not averse to the steamy parts but Victoria Holt managed to write dozens of Gothics without any


  8. says:

    If you are looking for high action fainting damsels and a tale that scampers in and around the Ton of London you won’t find it in Erica Ridley’s Dark Surrender What you will find is a dark romance with a gothic feel in a world shrouded in darkness secrets and the kind of love that transcends the ages; the love of a parent for their child that opens the door to the magic of loving the soiled angel that has graced this existence Young Lilly has ever only seen the sunshine once and the pain it caused has sent her into a world of boarded up windows and darkness Her father Alistair has sworn to find a cure for her rare condition but the small village their Abbey overlooks fears a vampire is in their midst Enter Violet bedraggled and near complete exhaustion after having run from a crime she committed in an effort to save an innocent young girl from the brutal attentions of tow wealthy and powerful monsters Lilly is unmanageable wild and miserably unhappy until the desperate Violet comes into her life and brings joy and color to her bleak world Seeing the magic Violet has brought into their home Alistair finds he is attracted to a woman he cannot possibly deserve Violet has secrets that may be uncovered at any time Alistair has been living a lie for as long as his daughter has been alive Will their lies keep them apart will words spoken in anger be the straw that breaks the fragile tendrils of their love or will a nine year old open their eyes with the wisdom of her words?Erica Ridley pulled me back in time when proprieties were ever so important gossip and fear of the unknown spread like wildfire and medical science was as much myth and guesswork as anything else Violet’s life has been harsh made her the woman she is today skittish around men and their intentions but she does know what she wants She is a survivor up against the wall Alistair has been a hermit for so long locked up in his darkened house all he knows is the love he has for his daughter He is strong yet insecure very caring yet unable to show his feelings Ms Ridley has created the perfect amount of darkness shrouding the world of these characters the bleak existence is painful to read about and the gossip from the village has me wondering if this young child was in fact a vampire of sorts She has set a pace that is smooth and lingering reflecting the mood of the story and the desolation of the characters’ existence Beautiful deep and darkly enchanting Dark Surrender comes to life under Erica Ridley’s guidanceI received this ARC edition from Intrepid Reads in exchange for my honest reviewEarly Publication February 28 2014Publisher Intrepid ReadsISBN 9781939713209Genre Adult Historical RomanceAvailable from


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    ARC provided by authorpublisher via NetGalley via anthologybox set Tempted by His Touchuery I bought this box set but brilliant soul that I am forgot reuested from NG So technically FTC disclosure reuired or no? pondersOK getting back on saddle returning to this book started about a month or so ago b4 RL decided to not play nice Good news is no back tracking reuired bc I still remember much of the storyline Which says a LOT no?


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    This book took me a little bit back in time in a period in which I was a little fixated with the Gothic genreViolet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child To escape the hangman’s noose she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own When its master offers her a temporary post Violet cannot say no Just as she begins to see him in a new light her past catches up to her and endangers them all Alistair Waldegrave keeps his daughter imprisoned in the black heart of his Gothic abbey As he searches for a cure to the disease the villagers call demonic his new governess brings much needed light into their lives But how can the passion between them survive the darkness encroaching from outside their sheltered walls?I always loved these dark settings full of mystery and secretsDark Surrender doesn't have anything paranormal in itself although some details of its characters could make it to believe even in a few moments the descriptions of certain contemporary realities are all too realistic such as the less than rosy life of orphaned children grew up on the streets of London and abuses of which they were victimsThe beginning of the book is very toughI loved all the characters in this bookViolet as she likes to call herself is a survived the horrors of her childhood and she is really willing to do anything to prevent other children from face a life similar to her An exceptional woman sensitive and full of talent and thanks to her experience is able to read the emotions of Lily she understands what this child feels about her condemnation from birth to live segregated due her rare diseaseAlistair Lily's father is truly amazing so devoted body and soul to protect his daughter and try to find a cure for her while receiving in return from Lily the most complete indifference if not her outbursts of anger and words that can truly hurt deeplyViolet manages to give these people a chance to find a meeting point to make them move and try to built a relationship that seems to be compromised at allAlistair tries to ignore the deep attraction he feels for Violet and puts her on a pedestal from which the woman sooner or later is bound to fallViolet's past once came to the surface could lead her away from Lily and Alistair but the woman is not the only one hiding secrets and sooner or later the nodes come home to roostIt's a nice story really well written and I loved itThanks to Netgalley and Intrepid Reads for the bookuesto libro mi ha riportata un po' indietro nel tempo in un periodo nel uale ero un po' fissata con il genere gotico Violet Whitechapel ha commesso un crimine terribile per salvare una ragazzinaPer sfuggire al cappio del boia trova rifugio in un'abbazia in rovina che nasconde segreti più oscuri dei suoi uando il proprietario le offre un posto di lavoro temporaneo la donna non può dire di no Non appena Violet comincia a vedere l'uomo sotto una luce diversa il suo passato viene scoperto mettendoli tutti in pericoloAlistair Waldergrave tiene la figlia imprigionata nel punto più nascosto e inaccessibile della sua abbazia Mentre è alla ricerca di una cura per una malattia che le persone del villaggio credono essere legata a ualcosa di demoniaco la sua nuova governante riesce a portare con la sua presenza la luce di cui avevano bisogno nelle loro vite Ma come può sopravvivere la passione che nasce tra di loro alla oscurità che li minaccia al di fuori dei muri dell'abbazia?Ho sempre amato ueste ambientazioni cupe ricche di mistero e segretiDark Surrender non ha niente di paranormal in sé anche se alcuni particolari dei suoi personaggi potrebbero farlo credere anzi in alcuni momenti le descrizioni di alcune realtà dell'epoca sono fin troppo realistiche come per esempio la vita tutt'altro che rosea dei bambini orfani cresciuti per le strade di Londra e gli abusi dei uali erano vittimeL'inizio del libro è molto tostoHo amato i personaggi di uesto libroViolet come ama definirsi lei è una sopravvissuta agli orrori della sua infanzia ed è disposta veramente a tutto per evitare che altri bambini debbano affrontare una vita simile alla sua Una donna eccezionale sensibile e piena di talento e grazie alla sua esperienza riesce a leggere le emozioni di Lily capire uello di cui ha bisogna uesta bambina condannata Sin dalla nascita a vivere segregata a causa della sua rara malattiaAlistair il padre di Lily è veramente eccezionale si dedica anima e corpo a proteggere la figlia e tentare di trovare una cura per lei pur ricevendo in cambio da Lily la più completa indifferenza se non i suoi scoppi di ira e parole capaci di ferire nel profondoViolet riesce a dare a ueste due persone la possibilità di trovare un punto di incontro per farle avvicinare e tentare di recuperare un rapporto che sembra oramai essere compromesso del tuttoAlistar tenta di ignorare la profonda attrazione che prova per Violet e la mette su un piedistallo dal uale la donna prima o poi è destinata a cadereIl passato di Violet una volta venuto a galla potrebbe causare il suo allontanamento da Lily e Alistair ma la donna non è l'unica a nascondere segreti e prima o poi i nodi vengono al pettineÈ una bella storia veramente ben scrittaRingrazio Netgalley e la Intrepid Reads per il libro


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Violet cannot say no Just as she begins to see him in a new light her past catches up to her and endangers them all THEIR PASSION BURNS BRIGHT Alistair Waldegrave keeps his daughter imprisoned in the black heart of his Gothic abbey. Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley is a 2014 Intrepid publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewWhen Violet Whitechapel an orphan that thought she had finally found a place to land comes upon a child in danger she rushed to intervene and commits a terrible crime in the process Now on the run from the authorities Violet finds refuge in a crumbling Abbey as a governess to a nine year old child named Lillian Lillian has sun sickness and must always remain in the dark She is difficult to handle because she has never been properly socialized and does not understand her father's actions Alistiar's sole purpose in life is to find a cure for his daughter's malady He also lives in the dark and spends his time contacting scientist and doctors searching for a way to cure his daughter Violet's appearance in his life changes so many things for him and his daughter The attraction between Alistair and Violet grows daily and the progress Lilly makes is slow but promising as Violet helps father and daughter overcome some of the resentfulness and misunderstandings they have Violet will learn that she is being sought after by the law and they are much closer than she thought She will also learn she is not the only one with a few dark secrets This historical romance that raises a toast to the Gothic genre has a dark and moody tone mixing traditional Gothic with traditional historical romance and it turns out to be a good match at least in this instance Fiercely loyal staff rumors of vampires suspicions a dark shadowy abbey and a man that has left his wife's room like a shrine but finds himself falling in love with Violet sets the stage for this uniue story Alistair doesn't know Violet's story of course and although she will eventually have to come clean about how she came to be at the Abbey other areas of her young life remain obscure allowing Alastair to continue on with a fantasy about who Violet really is all the while harboring some pretty dark secrets of his own The old double standard comes into play as Alastair makes judgments about Violet that are hypocritical to say the least This attitude will have far reaching and devastating conseuences for Lily who has blossomed under Violet's care Being a huge fan of Gothic novels I couldn't resist this one when it was offered on Netgalley I wasn't disappointed My hats off to Erica Ridley for attempting such a difficult task Mixing Gothic and modern romance expectations would have to be a challenge I thought she did a wonderful job of staying true to the Gothic genre while keeping the historical romance readers happy at the same time Yes this is a much somber romance and atypical from what most of us think of when we think of Historical Romance The younger readers may also be completely unfamiliar with true Gothic stories and hopefully this book will inspire some to discover this genre and maybe even help bring it back to popularity again This one gets 4 stars Besides the obvious Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights Gothic literature that so many think of try looking into the horrid novels Jane Austen mentions in Northanger Abbey and then check out Dorothy Eden Barbara Michaels Dorothy Daniels and other Gothic Romance authors from the 1960's and 70's Some of these do have supernatural elements but most do not It's a an atmospheric tone than anything else Watching Natalie Cheat past catches up to her and endangers them all THEIR PASSION BURNS BRIGHT Alistair Waldegrave keeps his daughter imprisoned in the black heart of his Gothic abbey. Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley is a 2014 Intrepid For Just Cause publication I was It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity provided a copy of this book by the Teeth in the Mist publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewWhen Violet Whitechapel an orphan that thought she had finally found a The Information Technology Revolution: The Complete Guide place to land comes upon a child in danger she rushed to intervene and commits a terrible crime in the The State of Water process Now on the run from the authorities Violet finds refuge in a crumbling Abbey as a governess to a nine year old child named Lillian Lillian has sun sickness and must always remain in the dark She is difficult to handle because she has never been Solutions Manual for Insulation Coordination for Power Systems properly socialized and does not understand her father's actions Alistiar's sole Garfield Swallows His Pride purpose in life is to find a cure for his daughter's malady He also lives in the dark and spends his time contacting scientist and doctors searching for a way to cure his daughter Violet's appearance in his life changes so many things for him and his daughter The attraction between Alistair and Violet grows daily and the Titanshade progress Lilly makes is slow but AI Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 promising as Violet helps father and daughter overcome some of the resentfulness and misunderstandings they have Violet will learn that she is being sought after by the law and they are much closer than she thought She will also learn she is not the only one with a few dark secrets This historical romance that raises a toast to the Gothic genre has a dark and moody tone mixing traditional Gothic with traditional historical romance and it turns out to be a good match at least in this instance Fiercely loyal staff rumors of vampires suspicions a dark shadowy abbey and a man that has left his wife's room like a shrine but finds himself falling in love with Violet sets the stage for this uniue story Alistair doesn't know Violet's story of course and although she will eventually have to come clean about how she came to be at the Abbey other areas of her young life remain obscure allowing Alastair to continue on with a fantasy about who Violet really is all the while harboring some Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917 pretty dark secrets of his own The old double standard comes into Surf Craft play as Alastair makes judgments about Violet that are hypocritical to say the least This attitude will have far reaching and devastating conseuences for Lily who has blossomed under Violet's care Being a huge fan of Gothic novels I couldn't resist this one when it was offered on Netgalley I wasn't disappointed My hats off to Erica Ridley for attempting such a difficult task Mixing Gothic and modern romance expectations would have to be a challenge I thought she did a wonderful job of staying true to the Gothic genre while keeping the historical romance readers happy at the same time Yes this is a much somber romance and atypical from what most of us think of when we think of Historical Romance The younger readers may also be completely unfamiliar with true Gothic stories and hopefully this book will inspire some to discover this genre and maybe even help bring it back to Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts popularity again This one gets 4 stars Besides the obvious Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights Gothic literature that so many think of try looking into the horrid novels Jane Austen mentions in Northanger Abbey and then check out Dorothy Eden Barbara Michaels Dorothy Daniels and other Gothic Romance authors from the 1960's and 70's Some of these do have supernatural elements but most do not It's a an atmospheric tone than anything else

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As he searches for a cure to the disease the villagers call demonic his new governess brings much needed light into their lives But how can the passion between them survive the darkness encroaching from outside their sheltered wall. ARC provided by authorpublisher via NetGalley via anthologybox set Tempted by His Touchuery I bought this box set but brilliant soul that I am forgot reuested from NG So technically FTC disclosure reuired or no pondersOK getting back on saddle returning to this book started about a month or so ago b4 RL decided to not play nice Good news is no back tracking reuired bc I still remember much of the storyline Which says a LOT no Birthday passion between them survive the darkness encroaching from outside their sheltered wall. ARC Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything provided by authorpublisher via NetGalley via anthologybox set Tempted by His Touchuery I bought this box set but brilliant soul that I am forgot reuested from NG So technically FTC disclosure reuired or no Discordia pondersOK getting back on saddle returning to this book started about a month or so ago b4 RL decided to not Stage Mum play nice Good news is no back tracking reuired bc I still remember much of the storyline Which says a LOT no

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TRAPPED IN DARKNESS Violet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child To escape the hangman’s noose she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own When its master offers her a temporary post. Violet Whitechapel has had a hard life and now she's on the run She ends up at an old abbey and finds herself the governess of a nine year old girl Alastair Waldegrave is a father who wants only the best for his child but a horrible medical condition forces them to live in seclusion in the old abbeyI really wanted to like this but I found it hard to get through it The plot was interesting but it didn't reach its potential for me It was barely okay for me personally but other readers seem to like it so it may be one of those it's me not you things