Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog Tour - The Governess Club "Claire" and "Bonnie"

Welcome to my blog stop today for the Governess Club! 

I read both Bonnie and Claire a few months ago and adored both. Ellie Macdonald was a completely new to me author and I have found a new must read. Counting down the days until the next Governess book is released, I thought I would share with you my fan letter to Ellie as a Thank you for these two great historicals.

Dear Ellie,
Forgive me if I get all fangirl on you, but its been a while since I've found a new author.
Claire and Bonnie reminded me strongly of the great Christina Dodd and Eloisa James novels. I can't say anything higher than that...they are that good.
I enjoyed how both heroines seemed real. They weren't gorgeous, they had imperfections. So often its so easy to create a story about the "perfect" female, but you did a wonderful job of creating characters with realistic flaws. 
Claire's story reveals a hero, Jacob, who has a huge secret. Normally these secret identities annoy me, but it was done so sweetly and I had already fallen for Jacob that I adored this concept. Claire fell in love with Jacob not because of who "he" was, but because of his character.
Thank you for writing just sweet, cute romances. They had the right amount of romance with a fast pace that left me smiling with I finished. They felt well researched with the right amount of historical placement to utterly transport me to the time period.
I have genuinely enjoyed your first two books in the Governess Club and am excited to see what you have in store for the next books in the series. 
Thank you so very much, The Brunette Librarian
The Governess Club
By: Ellie MacDonald
Avon Romance
Releasing Sept 3rd & Sept 17th, 2013

Four regency misses, making their ways as governesses, make a pact work together in order to leave London and support themselves in the country. Thus, the Governess Club was born. But little did they know that their heroes might have something else to say about the matter.

Claire Bannister just wants to be a good governess so that she, and the other ladies of the Governess Club, can make enough money to leave their jobs and start their own school in the country. But when the new, sinfully handsome, and utterly distracting tutor arrives, Claire finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance that could change the course of her future.
Jacob Knightly has a secret. He’s actually the notorious Earl of Rimmel. He’s just posing as a tutor to escape his reputation in the city. He never expected to fall in love with the beautiful and kind governess. She is the first person to love him for himself and not his title.
But when Jacob’s true identity is revealed, Claire realizes she has risked her reputation and her heart on a man she doesn’t truly know. Will Jacob be able to convince her that the Wild Earl has been tamed and that she is the true Countess of his heart?

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Miss Bonnie Hodges, governess to the Darrow family, is desperately trying to hold it together. Tragedy has struck and she is the sole person left to be strong for the two little boys in her care. When the new guardian arrives, she hopes that things will get better. She wasn’t expecting her new employer to be the most frustrating, overbearing, and ... handsome man she’s ever seen. 
Sir Stephen Montgomery is utterly distracted. He should be trying to figure out how his two best friends were killed in a suspicious accident and why the new young viscount seems destined to be the next victim. But he can’t concentrate on anything but his growing feelings for the beautiful, mysterious, and utterly captivating governess.

Together they put their heads together to save the two young boys but will Stephen’s feelings for Bonnie get in the way of their search for a killer?
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Author Info
Ellie Macdonald has held several jobs beginning with the letter t: taxi-driver, telemarketer and most recently, teacher. She is thankful her interests have shifted to writing instead of taxidermy or tornado chasing. Having travelled to five different continents, she has swum with elephants, scuba dived coral mazes, visited a leper colony and climbed waterfalls and windmills, but her favorite place remains Regency England. She currently lives in Ontario, Canada. The Governess Club series is her first published work.

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Rafflecopter Giveaway (Two Digital Copies of Book One: CLAIRE)

Check out the rest of the stops...
Oct 2nd- Racing to Read
Oct 4th- Paws and Print
Oct 8th- Imagine a World
Oct 9th- I am, Indeed
Oct 10th- Book Suburbia


  1. Hi Ellie - I haven't read your books before, but they look right up my alley. I'm particularly interested in Claire's story, although Bonnie's looks amazing, too.

    Brunette Librarian - Thanks for sharing. I've never heard of these boks before.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!! Can't wait to read them!!

  3. Oooh - new books by a new author - I love it when that happens! These stories sound unique and very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Ellie!

  4. I haven't read anything by Ellie before, but the fan letter in this post makes me want to. Sweet, cute romances are up my alley :) 50 Shades of Grey type books, not so much. Since that kind is what seems to be super popular right now, I tend to shy away from anything mainly classified as romance. Thank you for this post introducing someone I might enjoy reading :)