The Governess Gambit: A Wild Wynchesters Prequel

· Erica Ridley
75 reviews

About this ebook

An exciting prequel to THE DUKE HEIST.

Meet the Wild Wynchesters: This fun-loving, caper-committing family of tight-knit siblings can’t help but find love and adventure!

Years ago, Chloe Wynchester and five other uniquely talented orphans were adopted by a wealthy baron with a secret mission: The motley Wynchester family fights for justice from the margins of high society. And the handsome, clever duke Chloe has long admired proves to be her worst enemy…

An unscrupulous boarding school is exploiting orphans in a secret workhouse. Baron Vanderbean plots a daring rescue. When illness befalls him, Chloe must take the reins. But how can a lifelong wallflower lead the charge to save the children?

”I want to be a Wynchester!”

— Eloisa James

75 reviews
Peggy Collins
December 24, 2020
This is a quick interesting story that introduces the Wild Wynchesters, six orphans adopted by Baron Vanderbean, Bean to the siblings, who become problem solvers and champions of the underprivileged. Each of the siblings has a special skill that is put to use to solve these and other problems. In this prequel, the siblings have two challenges, exposing a horribly run school for girls and retrieving a special painting stolen from the family by a disreputable duke. When Bean becomes ill (I warn you, you will need a tissue), Chloe steps in as leader of the group. Will the Wynchesters succeed in rescuing the girls from the cruel Miss Spranklin’s school? Will they be able to convince either of the dukes to return the painting? I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the series. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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Lori Dykes
December 25, 2020
The Wynchesters... they fight for justice and stand together! Chloe and her family of orphans are a force when they use their talents to get things done.... Taken in by Baron Vanderbean, these orphans had been very fortunate. When one of the orphans has been adopted from the same orphanage Chloe came from, the family decides not to keep her and sends her to a boarding school. But instead of a school they treat the children like slaves... With the Wynchesters on the case, there is apt to be change. A lovely introduction to this new series which I cannot wait to read!
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Viper Spaulding
January 2, 2021
Delightful prequel that introduces the Wynchester family I enjoyed getting to know all the Wynchester siblings and their noble patriarch, Bean. Chloe is the main focus of this story as she takes the lead in rescuing a collection of exploited children from the headmistress of a school that preys upon young girls who don't have much family support. As heroic as this mission is, it's nearly abandoned when tragedy strikes the Wynchester family, but they eventually pull themselves together and deliver a well-deserved happy ending for all. Meanwhile, there's an on-going story thread about recovering a family heirloom from the son of the man who stole it, which leads right into the main book, The Duke Heist. As an introductory prequel, this book is well worth the read. The characters are likable and unique, and I'm looking forward to reading about each one of them as this series develops. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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