Gemma Ridley’s first encounter with Squire Kenrik proves nothing short of alarming. So much so, she considers fleeing back to the city, despite the fact only poverty and scandal await her there. Could those challenges be worse than staying as governess on a haunted estate and working for a dangerously handsome eccentric?
Little does Gemma realize what dark secrets and wondrous enchantments will transform her life at Rook Hall. Squire Kenrik is more than he seems—more than any man she has known. He may be the source of her undoing, or he may hold the key to her deepest desires. Only time and the guidance of her heart will tell.
***Stories from the Secret Realms are historically-inspired fantasy romance. They share a setting reminiscent of England in the mid-19th century, but their world is rich with magic.
Each book stands alone, and they can be read in any order.
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Before Gemma Ridley arrives at Rook Hall as the new governess for Squire Kenrik’s two children, she is warned that the place is haunted. Gemma starts having weird dreams straight off, but she ignores them since she has an employer who gives her freedom to teach the way she wants. It’s the perfect job. Plus, there’s no denying the attraction between her and the Squire. But with her social status ranking below his, does she really have a chance for a happy ending?
I liked these characters immediately. With their strong attraction and their equally broken past, this was a love story just waiting to happen. I wanted to read more surrounding Caroline’s death because I felt like it was glossed over, but otherwise the plot was intriguing.
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Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. For years she enjoyed teaching art and special education, while writing as a hobby. After she developed an autoimmune disorder, a career change was necessary, but happily this led her to become an award winning, Amazon bestselling author.
Diana’s books are mostly fantasy, with strong elements of romance. She placed first in the 2016 EPIC Awards – Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Category, first in the 2015 Paranormal Awards – Romance Category, second in the Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Awards, and fourth in the International Digital Awards. She has also been a finalist for the CRW Award of Excellence, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the Chatelaine Awards, and the Aspen Gold Published Novel Contest.
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