A New Home For The Duke by Rose Pearson
This is tragic, sweet and interesting. Stephen is heartbroken over the death of his wife, so he sends his children back to England, and proceeds to drink his sorrow away. Jenny is hired as the new governess to John and Mary after the first one quit because the children's unacceptable behavior. Jenny is shocked to learn that the children have been terrorizing the household. Rather than getting angry and disciplining them, she tries to be more understanding, because she knows that grieving alone is hard. When the Army finally has it with Stephen, he's escorted back to England. He becomes a worse drunk at home, and completely ignores his children. Jenny has no fear about getting in the Duke's face about his kids, or the rest of his behavior. Lucky for her, he respects that. It's a sad story with a very happy ending.
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