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A Governess's Guide to Passion and Peril

a fun and flirty historical romcom, perfect for fans of Bridgerton

Manda Collins



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25 June 2024
Two friends reunite - and discover hidden feelings - while investigating a murder in this sensual, witty historical romance perfect for fans of Evie Dunmore and Netflix's Bridgerton!
Jane Halliwell once dreamed of a home of her own - but those dreams, along with her dowry, died with her father. Now, she works as a governess, preparing her charge for a future no longer within her reach. However, when her employer is murdered during a house party, Jane is forced back into the world of the ton. But stepping in as hostess will require working with the same lord who once broke her girlish heart.

Lord Adrian Fielding was too consumed with his job at the Foreign Office to pay young Jane much heed, but he always considered her a friend. Which is why he's confounded by her icy demeanour now. More troubling still is his desire to melt the tensions between them. But his mentor's murder means he must first find the culprit - and ensure Jane's safety as she manages a house full of foreign dignitaries.

Only Jane insists on joining the investigation and Adrian, despite all his diplomatic skills, finds himself seduced by her sharp wit and sparkling eyes. But with a vicious killer closing in, will it soon be too late for their chance at forever?

Praise for Manda Collins:

'Witty, intelligent, and hard to put down' Rachel Van Dyken

'Manda Collins heats up the ballroom and writes romance to melt even the frostiest duke's heart' Tessa Dare

'Utterly charming' Popsugar

'Manda Collins is a delight!' Elizabeth Hoyt

'Mystery, romance, and an indomitable heroine make for a brisk, compelling read' Madeline Hunter

'Sexy and smart historical romance, with a big dash of fun' Vanessa Kelly

'Sexy, thrilling, romantic . . . Manda Collins makes her Regency world a place any reader would want to dwell' Kieran Kramer
Imprint:   Piatkus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   220g
ISBN:   9780349437897
ISBN 10:   0349437890
Series:   Ladies Most Scandalous
Pages:   304
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Manda Collins grew up on a combination of Nancy Drew books and Jane Austen novels, and her own brand of historical romantic suspense is the result. A former academic librarian, she holds master's degrees in English and Library & Information Studies. Her novel Duke with Benefits was named a Kirkus Best Romance of 2017. She lives on the Gulf Coast with a squirrel-fighting cat and more books than are strictly necessary.

Reviews for A Governess's Guide to Passion and Peril: a fun and flirty historical romcom, perfect for fans of Bridgerton

When I pick up a Manda Collins book, I know I'm in for a treat * Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author * Manda Collins reminds me why I love historical romance so much * Rachel Van Dyken, New York Times bestselling author *

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