*This novella was originally published in The Nutcracker Reimagined collection in October, 2017.
To Kiss a Governess
A Highland Christmas Novella
A Scottish Earl on the brink of ruin…
Edmund, Earl of Kinfallon, is desperate to save his crumbling Highland estate, but looking after his ailing sister has hindered his efforts, leaving him in need of help. When he sends for English governess Thea Reynolds to serve as a companion for his sister, he’s counting on her reputation for unconventional methods. Yet he never imagines the mysterious beauty will capture his heart under the mistletoe.
An English governess who just might be able to save him…
An assignment at a remote manor deep in the heart of Scotland is just what Thea needs to escape her past. But when she arrives at Kinfallon Castle, she quickly realizes that her charge—and her ruggedly handsome employer—are not what she expected. Never one to balk at a challenge, Thea begins to make inroads with the Earl’s deeply scarred sister, but her growing desire for Edmund threatens her tenuous position. When her secret is exposed, will it destroy their budding love?