The Education of Mrs. Brimley
Romantic Times 2008 Finalist for Best First Historical
Emma Brimley made one small fib in her application to the Pettibone School for Young Ladies: she claimed to be a widow. But when she arrives in Yorkshire, she is dismayed to learn that she’s expected to prepare her students for the intimacies of marriage—of which she knows nothing! Her only hope of maintaining her place lies with the alluring Lord Nicholas Chambers, a neighboring artist whose behavior is scarcely consistent with that of a gentleman.
True to his reputation, “Lord Bedchambers” offers Emma a scandalous bargain: he will answer her questions about anatomy and bedroom etiquette, if she will pose for him…in the Grecian fashion. Though keenly aware of the dangers of such a scenario, Emma determines to best this noble roué—never thinking she may be risking her heart as well…