Disclosure: I received an ebook in exchange for my review.
Gemma Ridley’s first encounter with Squire Kenrik proves nothing short of alarming. So much so, she considers fleeing back to the city, despite the fact only poverty and scandal await her there. Could those challenges be worse than staying as governess on a haunted estate and working for a dangerously handsome eccentric?
Little does Gemma realize what dark secrets and wondrous enchantments will transform her life at Rook Hall. Squire Kenrik is more than he seems—more than any man she has known. He may be the source of her undoing, or he may hold the key to her deepest desires. Only time and the guidance of her heart will tell.
***Stories from the Secret Realms are historically-inspired fantasy romance. They share a setting reminiscent of England in the mid-19th century, but their world is rich with magic.
Each book stands alone, and they can be read in any order.
Read the First Chapter HERE
Gemma has been cast aside from the life she was accustomed to for reasons out of her control. The only place to hire her is Squire Enrik at Rook Hall – a location beyond anything Gemma has ever experienced.
She immediately falls into trouble – and into the protection of Squire Enrik. The connection between the two is undeniable, but the things we know that Gemma doesn’t, made me giggle at times.
Gemma and Squire Kenrik really feel as though they are cut from the same cloth. Gemma is unlike any other governess that the Squire has employed and Squire Kenrik is unlike any other Squire Gemma has experienced.
I have to admit, I felt this book was a little slow for my tastes, but it was a good read none the less. I found myself reading parts in an “English” accent (in my head of course) that made me giggle.
I loved the setting, the language, the people. I love romance stories and I love fantasy stories and this was a great combination of them both. I look forward to seeing what comes next!
Coming later this year…..
About the author
Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. For years she enjoyed teaching art and special education, while writing as a hobby. After she developed an autoimmune disorder, a career change was necessary, but happily this led her to become an award winning, Amazon bestselling author.
Diana’s books are mostly fantasy, with strong elements of romance. She placed first in the 2016 EPIC Awards – Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Category, first in the 2015 Paranormal Awards – Romance Category, second in the Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Awards, and fourth in the International Digital Awards. She has also been a finalist for the CRW Award of Excellence, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the Chatelaine Awards, and the Aspen Gold Published Novel Contest.
For more information, excerpts, trailers, and reviews visit DIANAGREENBOOKS.COM
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