The School Mistress by Tess Thompson Book Summary
An untested teacher. A wealthy benefactor. When their attraction becomes undeniable, will they open their hearts to each other?
Colorado, 1910. Quinn Cooper can’t help feeling uneasy. But securing a job as a schoolmarm in a tiny frontier town was the only way to save her family from starvation back in Boston. And her nerves aren’t eased by a stray gunshot that spooks the sleigh horses, casting her into the snow… until she’s rescued by a handsome stranger.
Lord Alexander Barnes knows better than to believe any pretty young woman would willingly become a mother to five children. But the lonely widower finds himself charmed by the lovely newcomer and her easy rapport with his offspring. And after his disgruntled nanny quits, his heart melts at the sight of her joyfully taking over the role.
Determined to prove herself in the schoolhouse and as a governess, Quinn fears her near-poverty will prevent any possible courtship with the affluent Englishman. And between their age difference and prejudicial violence in the town, Lord Barnes is certain this second chance at happiness just cannot be.
Will their love go unspoken, or will their persistence reward them with a lasting passion?
The School Mistress is the delightful first book in the Emerson Pass Historicals sweet romance series. If you like gallant nobles, resilient heroines, and hints of mystery, then you’ll adore Tess Thompson’s Edwardian adventure in the Old West.
The School Mistress (Tess Thompson) Book Reviews
The School MistressI really enjoy this book..Score: 5/5
The School MistressA beautifully written story that is so full of love and beautiful characters. You can’t help but like them all..Score: 5/5
The School MistressUnique approach to this series — the founders of the town and the descendants in The Sugar Queen. The Schoo Mistressl is a masterful work. I look forward to the rest of the series..Score: 5/5
The school mistressGreat read.Score: 5/5
The School MistressExcellent story! Author Tess Thompson is great!!! First time I have read anything by her...but, won’t be my last. She tells the story so well...piqued my interests from the start. I did feel like I was right there from the beginning! The characters were easily introduced and continued throughout the story. Tess, keep writing your stories! I am a new fan of yours. Easily 5 Stars!!!!! 🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰.Score: 5/5
Love it!!!It kept me in it till the end that can be hard for me lol. Great read..Score: 5/5
The SchoolmistressCouldn’t put it down! As an avid reader of historical romance, I truly found this book engaging, as I literally read every spare minute I could find! I fell in love with the characters, and felt as though I knew them personally. I’m so looking forward for more in this series, as well as others by the author!.Score: 5/5
The School MistressA lovely story. I loved the characters and their interactions. And, of course, a happily-ever-after!.Score: 5/5
Style is a little strangeThe story is fine and predictable but since most of the book is written as if the person is thinking instead of speaking to someone is a little strange. I like more back and forth between main characters. I almost didn’t read the whole book because of this. It just seems cold and analytical in style..Score: 2/5
Beautiful storyWhat an ideal story of an ideal family and town; not without its problems, but resolved through love and respect, as an ideal world would be!! Lovely story!!.Score: 5/5
A great read!A great book with a sweet romance, a very lovable family and a story with just a hint of mystery. The character development was good and each one with distinct personalities. I really enjoyed this book and finished it in one sitting..Score: 5/5
LoveThis book had great characters and a special story of love and courage..Score: 5/5
Te School MistressI could read these stories night and day….fantastic!!!!.Score: 5/5
Delightful!What an absolute enjoyable read. I had trouble putting it down! The great description of people, activities and setting, complimented the flow of the story. I look forward to reading the second book in this series. Thank you Tess and team for giving me the time to escape the burdens of everyday life..Score: 5/5
Grab a blanket and curl up to read.Interesting characters with visual descriptions of the surroundings pulls you right into the sled with Jasper driving, Quinn and the kids watching the snow falling and feeling the bitter cold. Only wish is that the story didn’t end so fast…. Wanting the story to explore with Quinn’s new family grouping..Score: 4/5
The School MistressThe author writes with so much feeling. I could see myself as Quinn and to me, that is what makes a good story. A book to not put down. - thank you ..Score: 5/5
Not worth a penny!Beyond BORING and just very immature writing, apparently the author has never bothered to do any research about time eras, etc just boring rubbish. Look elsewhere for a good read..Score: 1/5
Read it straight through!What a feel-good story. Almost made me believe in happily ever after again..Score: 5/5
The School MistressTwo thumbs up!.Score: 5/5
Wonderful storyLoved this story & all the wonderful characters. It was different than what I usually read & I loved that it was a period piece. Looking forward to the next book in series..Score: 5/5
The School MistressThis is a well written historical fiction. It had the right amount of romance as the foundation. A mystery holds the readers attention. I fell in love with the compassionate characters that embrace people of diverse backgrounds..Score: 5/5
Very good storyI enjoyed reading this book. Well written.Score: 5/5
The School Mistress of Emerson PassWith the world full of uncertainty and my front line job full of stress. It was extremely difficult to calm myself to read. Once I finally started the book I could not stop. I am so glad I had this little bit of heaven and wonderful distraction. This story is an historical romance about a young school teacher, Miss Quinn Cooper, who must leave Boston for a new job in Colorado. She left her widow mother and younger sister behind because she is the one who must support all of them. She arrives in a snow storm and in an unexpected way comes to her new employer widower Lord Barnes. He certainly did not expect the young Miss Cooper. He was waiting on the old spinster teacher to arrive to teach his children. What a wonderful twist Lord Barnes finds Miss Cooper enchanting. He had planned on the old teacher to stay at the town boarding house. But he had to make changes quickly for her safety. Miss Cooper would stay in his estate that he shared with his five children. He had plenty of room and house staff and it would not be any inconvenience. The children adored Miss Cooper and was sure she would be the perfect match for their father. The town a few miles from the estate is a mining town that is in its early stages of development. The town characters are easy to love and they face many challenges. This story is a page turner full of mystery, drama, compassion and romance. You definitely escape from the present world while reading this story and I am anxiously waiting for the next book in this series. I received an ARC of this book at my own request from the author. All opinions expressed are my own..Score: 5/5
LoveLove the plot ... from the first page to the last page... laugh out loud parts..the love of family & compass for others... just a feel good story...Score: 5/5
Wonderful story.I could hardly put it down. I just wanted to know what was happened next..Score: 5/5
The School MistressI enjoyed this wholesome book with the many characters. Generous, courageous, and good hearted people with numerous challenges, backgrounds and experiences..Score: 5/5
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A Beautiful BookA truly beautiful read that will take you on a journey back to the early 1900s when the luxuries we take for granted today weren’t even thought of. You’ll fall in love with Lord Barnes and his adorable children as they fall in love with the vivacious Quinn Cooper. Twists and turns make this a page turner that you won’t want to put down..Score: 5/5
Great readingWhat great reading, two people finding each other by chance. Lives changed and families are made. Thoroughly enjoyed reading from the beginning to the end..Score: 5/5
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