Drops of Gold

by Sarah M. Eden

Drops of Gold

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When her father dies and leaves her completely destitute, Marion can think of only one thing to do--make a new life for herself. Commencing a life of duplicity, Marion transforms herself into Mary Wood--governess. In possession of a forged letter of recommendation and cloaked in the anonymity of her new identity, she enters a life of self-imposed servitude as teacher and caretaker of young Miss Caroline Jonquil of Farland Meadows. Her idyllic daydream vision of life at the Meadows is dashed when she finds a child desperately in need of hope and a cold and sorrowful home haunted by the past. With her characteristic sunny disposition, Marion casts her spell upon the household and slowly brings to life the long-forgotten joy of those within.

Layton Jonquil is a man tormented by the lies surrounding the death of his late wife, but he cannot deny his growing attraction for the beautiful governess whose goodness and optimism have touched his dormant heart. Their connection grows ever stronger, and despite the impropriety of harboring feelings for a servant, Layton's heart whispers that this is the woman he's destined to love. But when Layton's fears about the past become too much to bear and the falsehoods in which they are entangled threaten to shatter his and Marion's blossoming attachment, will true love conquer all?

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Unputdownable
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Possibly my favorite of Sarah M. Eden's books. Nicely paced and well-written, I loved both of the main characters--and especially the way their backgrounds bring so much depth to the story. The romance is engaging and believable, and I loved the relationship between Marion and the little girl. I had to smile every time I read the name Flip. Eden does a great job researching her facts, and she really brings Regency England to life in an enjoyable and accessible way. Sometimes Regency Romances try too hard to sound Austenesque, but Eden adds just enough authentic language to keep the setting real without detracting from the story. Anyone who is a fan of Jane Eyre will love this book!

WONDERFUL :)
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I LOVE Sarah Eden's writings!
Her characters banter with each other as a humorous way to flirt...
For you see...
The girl likes the guy...but thinks the guy doesn't like her.
When in fact the guy likes the girl...but thinks the girl doesn't like him.
So FUN to read!
It makes you want to see them get together all the more :)
Marion, or Mary as she decided to be called, has been hired on a governess to Miss Caroline...
Layton, is still grieving the loss of his wife...but finds himself joyful when he is around Mary.
But it is improper for the Lord of the house to marry the child's governess...
Can they find a way...
Filled with love and romance and humor-- A must read for anyone who believes in "happily ever afters."

Great fun!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Great fun! Layton and Marion are the perfect tortured and misunderstood characters. Little Caroline was a delight! Readers of Sarah M Eden will love catching up with yet another Jonquil brother.

About the Author

Sarah M. Eden

SARAH M. EDEN read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been an Austen addict ever since. Fascinated by the English Regency era, Eden became a regular in that section of the reference department at her local library, where she painstakingly researched this extraordinary chapter in history. Eden is an award-winning author of short stories and was a Whitney Award finalist for her novels Seeking Persephone and Courting Miss Lancaster. Visit her at www.sarahmeden.com.

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