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All's Fair in Love and War (Miss Prentice's Protegees, 1) (utgåvan 2024)

av Virginia Heath (Författare)

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"A new Regency romp of a series, about governess who believes in cultivating joy in her charges, clashes with the children's uncle who hired her, only to find herself falling in love. When the flighty older sister of former naval captain, Henry Kincaid, decides on a whim to accompany her explorer husband on an expedition to Egypt, he finds himself unwittingly left in the lurch with her three unruly children and her giant, mad dog. With no clue how to manage the little rascals, a busy career at the Admiralty that requires all of his attention, and no idea when his sister is coming back, Harry has to hire an emergency governess to ensure that everything in his ordered house continues to run shipshape. In desperation, he goes to Miss Prentice's School for Girls prepared to pay whatever it takes to get a governess quick sharp to bring order to the chaos. Thanks to her miserable, strict upbringing, fledgling governess Georgina Rowe does not subscribe to the ethos that children should be seen and not heard. Shebelieves childhood should be everything that hers wasn't, filled with laughter, adventure, and discovery. Thankfully, the three Pendleton children she has been tasked with looking after are already delightfully bohemian and instantly embrace her unconventional educational ethos. Their staid, stickler-for-the-rules uncle, however, is another matter entirely. Georgina and Henry continue to butt heads over their differences, but over time it seems that in this case, their attraction is undeniable, and all is indeed fair in love and war"--… (mer)
Medlem:Madison_Fairbanks
Titel:All's Fair in Love and War (Miss Prentice's Protegees, 1)
Författare:Virginia Heath (Författare)
Info:Griffin (2024), 384 pages
Samlingar:Read
Betyg:****
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All’s Fair in Love and War by Virginia Heath
Miss Prentice’s Protégées series #1. Historical romance.
Thanks to a flighty older sister, navy captain Henry Kincaid is stuck with three unruly children and a giant dog. Henry has a career at the Admiralty! He can’t spend all day with his nieces and nephew and he certainly can’t expect his housekeeping staff to watch out for them. In desperation, he goes to Miss Prentice’s School for Girls, prepared to pay whatever it takes to hire a governess to bring order to the chaos that is his home with the children in it.
Thanks to a military, strict upbringing, fledgling governess Georgina Rowe believes childhood and learning should be filled with laughter, adventures, and creativity. Fortunately, the three Pendleton children aren’t used to structured formality so embrace the unconventional education. Unfortunately, their uncle has rules, schedules and expectations the children should be meeting. It’s going to take Georgie some of her own creativity to make the household work.

A fun commingling of opposite opinions and life adjustments. Henry loves the children but his job pressure doesn’t have room for child care. Then and now, it’s a familiar refrain! While Georgie doesn’t really know what she’s doing in her first teaching job, she manages to wrangle the children into learning. The children and the dog add a lot of humor to the story in their antics. Georgie knowing military quotes draws Henry in while the children lighten his moods with their love and joy. It doesn’t take much for Georgie and Henry to skip past the formality of their positions.
Entertaining.

I received a copy of this from NetGalley. ( )
  Madison_Fairbanks | Jun 8, 2024 |
I just love well-written Regency romances, especially when they are part of a series because we get to meet wonderful characters, revisit wonderful characters and try to predict what will happen to those wonderful characters. And all of that is just so much fun.

Both Georgie Rowe and Harry Kincaid had difficult childhoods that molded them into the adults they now are. Georgie’s childhood was rigid and she was sad and miserable almost every day until she managed to get away. Harry’s childhood was unstructured and chaotic until his grandfather – better known, always known, as The Admiral – stepped in. Their responses to their childhoods left them with radically different approaches to life. Georgie is all for natural, go-with-the-flow, and children should be seen AND heard. Harry firmly believes rules are what save you from disaster, make you successful; everyone must behave well and there is no coloring outside the lines.

So of course when these two opposites get together we know we are in for some hilarious head-butting – and naturally some unwanted, impossible-to-ignore attraction and seriously steamy thoughts (and actions – think about ‘shore leave.’). The restrictions and confines of the Regency ton add to the magic. And the empathy and understanding about those hard-to-survive childhoods make your heart swoon.

Thanks to St. Martin’s Publishing Group for providing an advance copy of All’s Fair in Love and War via NetGalley. It was a wonderful read: romantic, funny, sometimes a little sad, and with just enough suspense to keep you flipping pages. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to see who’s up next in this series. I voluntarily leave this review; all opinions are my own. ( )
  GrandmaCootie | May 28, 2024 |
An enjoyable read. The main characters are likeable & despite each having a hard protective shell they're softies inside. Georgie had too much structure as a child & Harry didn't have enough. It comes between them in the beginning as they make judgements based on the exterior and have to get to know the person behind the facade. They manage to find middle ground and have a lovely HEA. The use of naval lingo and famous quotes is a nice addition. I recognized a few, some Sun Tzu from The Art of War.
The children are funny and such fiends at manipulating adults. Sweet, lovely & adored, they know it too, Uncle Harry is a sucker just waiting to be plucked. It's not ugly in any way, it's cute, the kids adore Harry too. Georgie has been trained by the best & doesn't take their drama to heart, she is kinda impressed though. You'll love the big shaggy dog, he's perfect & I want him to live with me.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance reader copy of this story. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

#VirginiaHeath #Netgalley #All'sFairinLoveandWar #St.Martin'sGriffin #Miss Prentice's Protegees Book 1 #historicalromance #romance ( )
  FDarlene491 | May 26, 2024 |
Great start to a new series!

A wonderful tale filled with sass and hope.
Georgina (Georgie) Rowe has trained to be an exclusive governess, a protégé of the estimable Miss Prentice of the four “D’s” of governessing. Duty. Decorum. Diligence. Discretion. And now in Georgie’s case, Miss Prentice added diplomacy. The problem is that Georgie keeps being ‘let go’ when her educational St. Joan’s philosophy clashes with her employers views on education.
This next assignment is somewhat of a last gasp, her last chance to make good.
I hooted with laughter at so much in this book
Georgie’s employer, Captain Henry Kincaid, (grandson of a famous Admiral), and Harry to his friends, works for the admiralty overlooking the building of the warship Bodescia, ensuring its on time, on cost, and up to scratch. Logistics are a huge part of Harry’s talent. (Georgie acquaints us with a few other aspects where he might be talented! As do her three friends she’d trained with! More about them in later stories!)
When Harry’s sister sails off to follow her husband to Egypt leaving her children with him he has a fit. He actually didn’t discover them until he came home that night. Hence the need for a governess.
The three children are incorrigible, masters at getting their way, and wonderful at sidetracking the conversation. Ably supported by their galumphing big and ungainly dog, Norbert.
Of course Georgie and Harry become aware of each other the more they rub elbows. Hmmm!
The last thing Georgie wants though is to lead a life of wandering from naval base to naval base. Georgie has some history here. It seems the only thing Harry wants is to be the youngest admiral ever.
A touching humorous story that had me grinning all the way through.

A St. Martin’s Press ARC via NetGalley.
Many thanks to the author and publisher. ( )
  eyes.2c | May 23, 2024 |
This book had so many things I love about this author’s writing - wonderful characters, wit and humor, entertaining scenarios, and just the right amount of information and background on the characters in upcoming books. That said, it also seemed slow-paced and a tad draggy in spots. Since it is unheard of for me to think that about this author's work, I’m just going to assume that the issue is with me and not the book.

We have an irresistible force meeting an immovable object and the explosion is inevitable. Her much-hated stepfather raised Georgie Rowe (the irresistible force) – a military man who was stiff, unyielding, uncaring, and cruel. The best day of Georgie’s young life was when Miss Prentice chose her to attend Miss Prentice's School for Girls. At that moment, she didn’t care where she was going – just as long as it was away from her stepfather and where she would never, ever, have to be around another military man as long as she lived. Georgie excelled at school and would make a superb governess . . . Except, Georgie could never make it through the interview to actually get a job. You see, Georgie has an inner Joan of Arc who regularly comes out to play when Georgie perceives an injustice. Georgie just cannot bite her tongue and move on. Luckily for Georgie and her career, a desperate man arrives at their school begging for a governess – one who can start immediately. Well, well, well.

Captain Harry Kincaid (the immovable object) is a workaholic who spends all of his very organized, fully scheduled time at the admiralty procuring and negotiating for Royal Navy supplies to keep his majesty’s entire navy afloat. Harry gets “twitchy” when his schedules are thrown off-kilter as he is not an admirer of chaos. He was raised in a home where everything was chaos – all the time – until his Navy Admiral grandfather stepped in and saved him. The Admiral took Harry and turned the happy-go-lucky, smiling, gangly boy into a finely oiled Navy man. Yes, he did. So, when Harry’s flighty, chaotic sister dropped off her brood (2 girls and 1 boy) at Harry’s house while he was at work – Harry was in total panic. He was busy, busy, busy, and had no idea what to do with three children – especially children who were masters at misbehavior. He loved them dearly, but he did not want the care of them. But then, maybe this was his chance to introduce a little order and discipline into their chaotic lives. Right – we know how well that is going to go.

To say Harry and Georgie had diametrically opposed views on what education and care for his nieces and nephews looked like, would be a gross understatement. Georgie tried, she really did, but all too often, Joan of Arc would slip out and things just didn’t go well. You’ll enjoy getting to know the real Harry, the one he was before his uncle ‘helped’ him. You’ll also enjoy Georgie learning that not all military men are like her step-father. Nicely woven around Georgie and Harry are the children's antics, the most entertaining of dogs, and a mishap of two that will have you laughing out loud.

If you are looking for a lighthearted romp toward a HEA, I can recommend this book to you. If you like steam in your books, you won’t find it here, but I found I didn’t miss it. We learned enough about Georgie’s friends and fellow students, Lottie, Portia, and Kitty to make us look forward to their books – and to look forward to seeing more of Miss Prentice. I did find that I would like to see more of Flora, Harry’s sister because I found her to be very likable. Happy Reading!

BTW – one of my favorite quotes from the book – “It’s one thing to have to meet your maker without ever having a ring on your finger, but it would be a travesty to do so in a package marked unopened.” That is from a conversation between Georgie and one of her friends where they were speaking of never marrying, but not remaining ‘chaste’.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. ( )
  BarbaraRogers | May 6, 2024 |
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"A new Regency romp of a series, about governess who believes in cultivating joy in her charges, clashes with the children's uncle who hired her, only to find herself falling in love. When the flighty older sister of former naval captain, Henry Kincaid, decides on a whim to accompany her explorer husband on an expedition to Egypt, he finds himself unwittingly left in the lurch with her three unruly children and her giant, mad dog. With no clue how to manage the little rascals, a busy career at the Admiralty that requires all of his attention, and no idea when his sister is coming back, Harry has to hire an emergency governess to ensure that everything in his ordered house continues to run shipshape. In desperation, he goes to Miss Prentice's School for Girls prepared to pay whatever it takes to get a governess quick sharp to bring order to the chaos. Thanks to her miserable, strict upbringing, fledgling governess Georgina Rowe does not subscribe to the ethos that children should be seen and not heard. Shebelieves childhood should be everything that hers wasn't, filled with laughter, adventure, and discovery. Thankfully, the three Pendleton children she has been tasked with looking after are already delightfully bohemian and instantly embrace her unconventional educational ethos. Their staid, stickler-for-the-rules uncle, however, is another matter entirely. Georgina and Henry continue to butt heads over their differences, but over time it seems that in this case, their attraction is undeniable, and all is indeed fair in love and war"--

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