Donna MacMeans brings readers a sensual historical romance in her novel The Education of Mrs. Brimley. Readers will thrill as a square Miss posing as a Mrs. receives the most thrilling lessons of her life. What more could readers as then a historical romance with a dashing artists and a witty damsel in distress.
Emma Heatherston needs to escape her uncle in London and taking a job at the Pettibone school for Young Ladies seems the best prospect for escape. All she has to do is pose as a widow and proper elocution and literature. Only the headmistress seem to have forgotten that she will have to teach the girls a little about intimacies between a husband and wife to prepare them. Now posing as a widow seems to be the least of her worries, as a young single lady she has no education in those matters. But she sees her hope in a reclusive artist Lord Nicholas Chambers. She quickly approaches him and asks to receive letters.
Nicholas Chambers is a frustrated artist. His family hates his chosen profession and if he could just get the recognition he wants in the London exhibition he may just win his father’s respect. When Mrs. Brimley approaches him with a request for lessons he is surprised. And becomes even more surprised when he learns that the Mrs. is a Miss. So he quickly proposes an exchange. If Emma will be his model he will give her lessons in pleasing a husband. He expects her to dismiss him outright and is surprised as he sets out to educate Mrs. Brimley.
In The Education of Mrs. Brimley, Donna MacMeans writes a fun and fascinating tale that readers are sure to enjoy. The witty dialog between Nicholas and Emma create the atmosphere of romance and tension that builds as MacMeans has them meet for their “lessons.” Particularly enchanting are the girls of the Pettibone School who make a charming addition to the plot. Adding a little intrigue MacMeans brings in a horrible uncle selling off his niece for marriage and profit. But most wonderful is the sly why MacMeans builds the education of Emma and her sensual teacher Nicholas. Both will charm readers with their wit and bring up the temperature with their hot encounters. The Education of Mrs. Brimley is a fun historical romance.