02 April, 2019

The Earl's Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley Mini Blog Blitz! @CatherineTinley

The Earl's Runaway Governess
Who knew living with an earl… …
would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…

Purchase Link - getbook.at/EarlGoverness

Author Bio –
Catherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings.

After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at www.catherinetinley.com , as well as www.facebook.com/CatherineTinleyWriter and @CatherineTinley on twitter.

Giveaway -
Three winners will each receive a signed copy of The Earl’s Runaway Governess, plus a mystery book by another romance writer. (Open INT) 2 x UK winners and 1 x International Winner

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Guest post with the author! 

Hi Kathleen. I’m so happy to be featuring on your blog – especially as we are fellow Irish women!

Of course, my Regency stories are set mainly in England, but I’m also currently working on an Irish project – a love story set in the north of Ireland in 1987, when the ‘Troubles’ were still very active.

My current release though, is my fourth Regency novel for Harlequin Mills & Boon, entitled ‘The Earl’s Runaway Governess’. The starting point for it was the spotlight in recent times on how some men behave towards women – particularly vulnerable women. It got me thinking about how – or even if – women could protect themselves from predatory men two hundred years ago.

Marianne, my heroine, has recently lost her parents in a tragic accident, and finds herself under the guardianship of her stepbrother, Henry. Once it sinks in that she is not safe living in the same house as him, she decides to run away, use a false name, and seek a position as a governess. The book focuses on her new life within the Earl’s household, and their developing relationship. She isn’t sure whether to trust the Earl with the truth, and before she can tell him, Henry turns up again…

This was, in a way, an easy book to write. Marianne felt absolutely real to me from the start, and frankly, most of us have at some point encountered men who behave like Henry. I love how Marianne takes control of her destiny into her own hands, and I absolutely understand how she struggles to trust the Earl. Of course, we are all rooting for them to get together, but Marianne must walk her own path.

I do hope readers enjoy Marianne’s tale. My next Regency will focus on Jane, Marianne’s maid, who, it turns out, is the daughter of a gentleman. I’ll write that one over the next few months.

I am relatively new to the world of publishing – my first novel, Waltzing with the Earl, was published in 2017, and amazingly, it won the prestigious RITA® Award for Best Historical Romance (short – there’s another winner, the wonderful Kelly Bowen, in the ‘long’ category). I went to the awards ceremony in the US last summer, and had such a great time! Being a published author is so exciting, yet, after many years of not being published, still seems slightly unreal.

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