The Governess Gambit - Erica Ridley

The Governess Gambit

By Erica Ridley

  • Release Date: 2020-12-17
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 3.5
From 501 Ratings


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


  • Disappointed

    By isle of Butr
    I like this author but this short piece has too many character, too many crimes, and too much mental agonizing. I found myself skipping stuff to get finished.
  • Should not be listed as romance

    By Flossychic1
    There was not one drop of romance in the entire book. I’m sitting here bewildered at what I spent the last few days reading.
  • Not a romance

    By Kimbo1216
    I generally enjoy every Erica Ridley book I’ve read (which is a lot of them). But while I didn’t not enjoy this own, I was disappointed it wasn’t a romance. It’s a well developed novella that gives a lot of background for chloe who is apparently the heroine in book 1 of this series which is romance.
  • The Governess Gambit

    By romancereader77
    NOT A ROMANCE! This is a suspense/drama/mystery book. Don’t know why it is listed as a romance. It’s about a family that took on shutting down a school for girls that is actually more of a workhouse. It is a decent story but you will be disappointed if you think you are going to get romance in the story.
  • The Governess Gambit by Erica Ridley

    By Old guy in Fla
    This wonderfully heartwarming tale of the adventures of the new Wild Wynchester Series by Erica Ridley is one more reason to read her delightful historical romances! This family of former orphans were rescued by a Baron & raised to be kind, independent, skilled in investigating & solving social injustices by aiding those children & adults in need of their particular skills! Grab your copy of this new series - it’s a tantalizing peek at the family before Book 1 The Duke Heist is released in Feb. 2021‼️👏. Erica Ridley is a delightful writer with a vocabulary that just might have you seeking the dictionary, a learning experience is always welcome, but not the only reason It deserved 5 stars❣️😍👍. Bet you agree & don’t forget to preorder The Duke Heist - I can’t wait❣️❤️. Carol R. Florida USA
  • Great Start

    By Peg1951
    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.
  • The Governess Gambit

    By Rt2025
    I really loved this book. Your introduced to the family of Bean Wynchester. It lets you look inside this wonderful adopted family and see how they are set out to help other people, like they were helped themselves. You’ll feel all the emotions they felt. Can’t wait to read the series.