Historical Romance novels are one genre I can read over and over again. The Cousins of Pemberley series are now a firm favourite and I’ll be re-reading these for years to come.
𝗜𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 – 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀.
Catherine Collins, a very ordinary young woman – plain, quiet, often over-looked but possessing a reputation for having great common-sense.
Or so her distant cousin Elizabeth Darcy believes and recommends her as governess for little Matilda Courtney.
Catherine travels to Northumberland, full of good intentions to do her best and be a credit to the family.
I felt terribly sorry for Catherine in the first few chapters, it was heartbreaking to see her miss most of Cassandra’s wedding as she was looking after her younger stepsister.
Catherine then gets the opportunity to become a governess to Matilda Courtney thanks to Elizabeth’s machinations.
Catherine doesn’t believe she can be a governess, but down on her luck as a poor relation, she has no choice but to accept and head to Northumberland to meet Sir Robert and her new charge, Matilda.
Linda O’Byrne does a great job with these books, and Catherine is no exception. I love these sort of novels, although slightly predictable I loved the developing story between Catherine and Sir Robert, as well as the relationship with Matilda.
As always with this style of books, there is an issue at the end where the man suddenly realises he does love the woman and they live happily ever after, but this one had me on the edge of my seat!
Well done Linda, this is an amazing book, and I cannot wait to read more about the Cousins of Pemberley.
Thanks to Zooloo Book Tours and Linda O’Byrne for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.