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.
This book is a perfect blend of historical and fantasy romance, a truly appealing and compelling read. A smart and sweet heroine, a charming and mysterious hero, an intriguing storyline and a flowing style make it a really compelling story.
Following a family scandal, Gemma Ridley is forced to leave her teaching job. She is used as a children's nurse at a country estate but her new employer Kenrick is a very mysterious man and seems to have magical powers. Gemma's educated and rational mind refuses to believe in magic even when she starts to make bad nightmares and has witnessed some strange events. Luckily the children are wonderful and she immediately becomes attached to them. A very bad magician is willing to do anything to get what he wants, has already killed Kenrick's wife and cursed his children .....
Gemma is a very cultured woman, intelligent, independent. She's very angry at losing her prestigious job because of her father. But she is not willing to surrender. Kenrick is a great hero, an honest person who loves his children. According to him, Gemma is the woman of his life because he loves his kids and he is willing to fight against his family and society to be with her.
Rites magical, enchanted forests, gothic atmosphere, a sweet love story, interesting characters: this novel is really an enjoyable read.
I recommend it to those who love historical novels and for those who love fantasy.
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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.
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