Penwythe Hall’s once-flourishing apple orchards, and he’ll stop at nothing to see his struggling estate profitable again. He hasn’t heard from his brother in years, so when his nieces, nephews, and their governess arrive unannounced at Penwythe Hall, he battles both grief of this brother’s death and bewilderment over this sudden responsibility. Jac’s priorities shift as the children take up residence in the ancient halls, but their secretive governess—and the mystery shrouding her past—proves to be a disruption to his carefully laid plans.
Rich with family secrets, lingering danger, and the captivating allure of new love, this first book in the Cornwall Novels series introduces us to the Twethewey family and their search for peace, justice, and love on the Cornish coast.
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The Governess of Penwythe Hall follows Delia Greythorne, a widowed governess and Jac Trethewey, the owner of a struggling Penwythe Hall.
As Delia’s employer, Randall Trethewey, lies on his death bed, he asks Delia to follow his 5 children to their new home and continue to watch over them. Accepting Randall’s request means having to go back to her hometown and coming face to face with her past, but to deny his request means abandoning the children she has grown attached to over the last 3 years and leaving them with an uncle and home they do not know. If it wasn’t bad enough that Jac had been having trouble to make his apple orchids, that Penwythe Hall depends on, a success; Jac now has 5 children to think about who now depend on him too.
Delia has to face her past head on and Jac must come to terms with the loss of his brother and the fact that he might lose Penwythe Hall but both Delia and Jac have to navigate raising the five children together and their own complicated relationship.