- Number: B075ZDX58G
- Release: November 14, 2017
- Author: Nina Mason
- Availability: E-Book
- Genre: Romance
- Tags: * Rom: Historical, #FirstInaSeries
- Publisher: Nina Mason Creations
Matthew Bronte, an artist, not thriving as they say. While studying art in France he lives at the home of Mathilde. Mathilde is quite rich and she becomes Matthew's mistress Mathilde and Matthew have different feelings on the matter of love, so after a period of time, the distance between them grows. But Mathilde offers her fortune to Matthew on the condition that he not marry. Then we are introduced to Jane Grey who becomes a governess for Cecile. On her trip to Tours France she sees a picture of a man who grabs her attention with his looks. As governess she has her job cut out for her. She has to tame Lady Cecile's wild habits so she will be able to marry someone suitable. Then Matthew meets Jane and the hearts begin to collide. He wants to finally grow close to someone and so he gives Cecile and Jame both lessons in art. But does Jane know of his agreement for wealth to not marry? So once again, secrets are kept, but why? For money or love? The author writes a likeness to "Jane Eyre", and yet a very distinct story on it's own. The characters are like to those of Jane Eyre and the situations are somewhat similar but Ms. Mason stands on her own merit. A memorable story indeed. With the time period being "The Romanticism" the backdrop for this story is in art, not just painting but even gardening. The author has certainly done a good deal of research and wrote a story that will have your heart going in different directions. The characters are interesting, not just Matthew, Mathilde and Jane but Cecile. I found her to be a stark difference to the other characters. Young and wild, she put a bit of zip into the story. She made you smile, even thinking about what a wild child was like back then. This is a story you won't be able to let go of. You won't be able to wait to turn the pages. It will take you back to a time period that was romantic.
I received a copy of this book from NOR and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 5 STARS.