Two Tutor Doves by Patricia Kiyono is a novella – a short but sweet read. It would have been a great read for the Christmas season.
Robert Townley and Jeanne Brown are servants in the house of the Duke of Bartlett. As the valet to the duke and the lady’s maid to the duchess, they have a lot of common ground.
It is when Townley is asked to help with the duchess’s chapel school that Townley begins to see life differently. As the duchess gives birth to the new heir, Townley reaffirms his plans of starting his own family. And he sees a prospective Mrs Townley in Jeanne Brown.
There is a plot that is efficient and captivating in these few pages. Patricia Kiyono’s attempt needs to be applauded; there is drama, romance, a twist here and a turn there in Two Tutor Doves. Patricia Kiyono‘s novels,if they are anything like Two Tutor Doves, will be well received.
Two Tutor Doves by Patricia Kiyono
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Robert Townley prides himself as an efficient and indispensible valet to Phillip, Duke of Bartlett. But when Robert is coerced into teaching the poor children at the duchess’ chapel school, he’s out of his element. Thankfully, he has assistance from some of the other servants, including the prickly Miss Brown.
Jeanne Brown is lady’s maid to the Duchess of Bartlett. She loves working with the children but can’t abide Robert’s lofty attitude toward them. She’d love to put him in his place — but she needs her job.
When the duchess decides to hold the school’s Christmas party in her home, Robert and Jeanne must put aside their differences and work together to ensure that the holiday celebration goes off without a hitch. Will they be able to endure the partnership, or will their sparks ignite something more?
About the Author
During her first career, Patricia Kiyono taught elementary music, computer classes, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches part time at Grand Valley State University.
She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her children and grandchildren. Current interests, aside from writing, include sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, and music. A love of travel and an interest in faraway people inspires her to create stories about different cultures.