Catherine – Linda O’Byrne

4/5

Intro

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.ย 

Synopsis

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ท๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ. ย 
๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ – ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.

Catherineย Collins, a very ordinary young woman – ย plain, quiet, often over-looked but possessing a reputation for having great common-sense. ย 

Or so her distant cousin Elizabeth Darcy believes and recommends her as governess for little Matilda Courtney. ย 

Catherineย travels to Northumberland, full of good intentions to do her best and be a credit to the family.

Review

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.ย 

Catherine then gets the opportunity to become a governess to Matilda Courtney thanks to Elizabeth’s machinations.ย 

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.ย 

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.ย 

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!ย 

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.ย 

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