After being abandoned by a lover, Deborah McMillan no longer believes in happily ever afters. When she accepts a temporary position as governess in Surrey to raise money for her endangered school, she plans to do the job and return to London, funds in hand. But the three orphaned children under her care-not to mention their brooding guardian-have reawakened the desire for a family of her own.
The last thing artist Sir Martin Hadley needs is to become baronet, let alone guardian for his late friend’s orphaned children-who have already run off three governesses. He just wants to send them to school and return to Italy. Martin doesn’t know a thing about family love and doesn’t care to learn. So why does new governess Deborah McMillan have him thinking otherwise?