I purchases this primarily for Grace Burrowes contribution, as one of the three stories in this book.
The first is Once Upon a Ball, Emily Greenwood. I quite liked this one. Its a charming Cinderella-ish tale. In this case the Cinderella is the niece, taken in by her less than stellar aunt and forced into the role of seamstress for her and her two unpleasant daughters. She’s unpaid, unfed, and basically treated badly. The aunt also houses a retired minister, solely for appearances, this ‘uncle’ urges Rosamund to attend the Masquerade ball where she meets the Marquees and his little dog. 5 stars for this one.
The second book is Only Unto Him, Susanna Ives. I only made it to chapter 7 in this book. It rubbed me up the wrong way. The heroine’s uncle was revolting, the aunt and cousins were twittering idiots. I may have improved as it progressed, but i just couldn’t stand it any longer. 1 star for this one.
The third book is The Governess and the Norse God, Grace Burrowes Funny name. Good book. The Governess, Miss Fletcher agrees to attend a masquerade ball as Freya for her friend, who didn’t want to attend. There she meets Thor, who unbeknownst to her was her employer, the Marquis of Thyne. They hit it off and agree to meet in two weeks, unaware of each others identity. In the mean time, Miss Fletcher and Thyne finally realise they are attracted to each other. This book packs a fair amount into a short story. 5 stars for this one