Behind a Lady's Smile - Jane Goodger

Behind a Lady's Smile

Artist Jane Goodger

  • Release Date: 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings


The Lost Heiresses
It’s one thing for a girl to lose her way, quite another to lose her heart…

Genny Hayes could charm a bear away from a pot of honey. But raised in the forests of Yosemite, she’s met precious few men to practice her smiles upon. Until a marvelously handsome photographer appears in her little corner of the wilderness and she convinces him to take her clear across the country and over the seas to England, where she has a titled grandmother and grandfather waiting to claim her. On their whirlwind journey, she’ll have the chance to bedazzle and befuddle store clerks and train robbers, society matrons and big city reporters, maids and madams, but the one man she most wants to beguile seems determined to play the gentleman and leave her untouched. Until love steps in and knocks them both head over heels…


  • a delightful read

    By glhince
    I’ve read one of this author’s earlier titles and was impressed: her heroines have edges that are just one emery board from cutting: and Genny is no different. A sweet and biddable girl, she’s got a touch of naïve pragmatism where others are concerned, and a wickedly devilish sense of humor in her pranks. The granddaughter of an English earl, she was with her father in Yosemite when he died, leaving her alone in the wilderness. When she spots a photographer, she is covertly watching him. Mitch is living hand to mouth, photographing the wilderness to make a name for himself and set up a studio back east in New York. He spies the woman watching him, their confrontation results in her injury. These two were interesting, from Mitch’s first feelings of guilt to mercenary interest when Genny reveals her connections to an English earl and her request he accompany / assist her in her travel to England, their tentative friendship starts. While Mitch took quite a bit of time to not mistrust completely, I don’t ever feel that Genny was wholly unaware of his motives (money) in agreeing to get her to England. An on the road adventure begins where Genny’s personality and indomitable optimism, as well as several well-played pranks start to work on the shell that Mitch has put forward. Light, fun and humor filled, these two characters develop and grow individually and as a couple and make for a delightful read. I received an eArc copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.