Romantic Novelists' Association

A Waltz with the Outspoken Governess

Catherine Tinley

Mills & Boon

The Romantic Novel of the Year Awards

The Historical Romantic Novel Award 2022

A quiet governess … an unruly heart. Sir Nicholas Denny is desperate to find a governess to care for his boisterous nieces and nephews. Demure vicar’s daughter Mary Smith seems ideal — at first. All too soon Nicholas discovers a different side … a beautiful, vivacious woman, even if she infuriates him with her strong opinions! When he waltzes with Mary at a party, he knows he’s in trouble — the spark between them is so tempting, but she challenges everything he thought he wanted in a wife!

Catherine is an award-winning historical romance author. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, Sure Start, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now manages a maternity hospital. She lives in Northern Ireland with her husband, children, cats, and dog.