Thanks to the author for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
I could make a real list of all the things I loved about this novella. I shall, in fact.
--a spectacles-wearing, ears-blushing, anxious-on-the-inside barrister hero who takes a big risk at the end of the book.
--a smiling, jovial governess who’s never had a real home & on the eve of new employment finds herself wanting to keep kissing a stranger.
--an “it’s you” moment
--an adorable & steamy epilogue where both are living their best lives, together.
This book truly delivers on the physical & emotional.
Gavin is the sensitive, not overly confident working hero of dreams. Emilia’s resilience & determination & heart are moving & a reminder of how tenuous working women’s jobs were historically, even if the woman had a job with its own unique status, like governess. Langston describes the liminality & temporary nature of Emilia’s job & life in such a gripping way.
Some Winter’s Evening is a beautiful story—give me more uncertain heroes, more stories of heroines who are independent & who can find their own way (but have a connection with someone who wants to make sure they’re warm for the rest of their lives).
In the background is Aldworth Park, Cora & Nate’s home, & their family, (how I have not read that book yet?), a huge case that tests Gavin’s ethics, & a consideration of slippery positions are for working women, how quickly status, ability to make funds, and home can be taken away.
5⭐️. Out 11/01.
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