Since she was a little girl, Celeste has had one burning desire:to marry Ellery Throckmorton. But what chance does a gardener’s daughter have of capturing th.. . I volunteered to take a second look at In My Wildest Dreams when Robin asked As a fan of both Christina Dodd and the original movie, I was. Buy a cheap copy of In My Wildest Dreams book by Christina Dodd. Beautiful year-old Celeste Milford is only the gardener’s daughter, but she falls madly in.

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Beautiful year-old Celeste Milford is only the gardener’s daughter, but she falls madly in love with the younger brother of the very rich and powerful Garrick Throckmorton the Third. Lady Bucknell, proprietress of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses and a family friend, assesses the hopeless situation and graciously offers to enroll and train Celeste as a governess at her academy.

So Celeste leaves for London and Paris, protesting loudly. Four years later, Celeste returns to Blythe Hall a poised, well-traveled, independent woman experienced with the intrigues of politics after a stint as governess to the children of the Russian ambassador.

Garrick has no intention of letting Celeste’s plans come to fruition and sets out to monopolize her time and seduce her away from thoughts of Ellery.

Much to his surprise, Celeste enchants him, fills him with lust, and destroys his famous self-control. Celeste is equally stunned to find herself drawn to Garrick–and she begins to see Ellery in a less flattering light. But Garrick doesn’t believe in love, and when Celeste’s appeal threatens to overwhelm him, he’s determined to send her back to Paris. Before he can do so, however, he’ll have to resolve the question of who’s leaking information about his spy activities.

Could it be Celeste? And just how does she know so much about spying, anyway? Dodd gives the story a unique twist with a heroine more sophisticated and wise than Sabrina and a hero more forceful than scheming.

Readers also get witty dialogue, a colorful English setting, and very sexy love scenes in this well-written and thoroughly delightful romance. With this delicious, witty confection, Dodd adds another early Victorian episode to her Governess Brides series and forsakes the angst that gave her earlier Governess titles Rules of Attraction, etc.

Widower Garrick Throckmorton is a careful man with a clear plan for the upcoming week: Celeste, the most benign-seeming item on Garrick’s agenda, proves to be the sharpest thorn in his side when Ellery falls for the laughing beauty. To safeguard Ellery’s impending nuptials, Garrick selflessly decides to seduce Celeste, but he ends up spinning a sensuous web in which he snares himself.

Spunky and self-assured, Celeste fleshes out to be a genuine romantic heroine, and Garrick’s self-discovery nicely parallels her own realization that she’s falling for the supposedly less handsome and more stodgy brother. Reminiscent of the classic movie Sabrina, this heartwarming Victorian-era treatment will please Dodd’s many fans.


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But, alas, temptation gets in the way For wherever Celeste turns, it is not Ellery she encounters, but his intriguing older brother Garrick. She cannot disregard the fluttering of her heart whenever Garrick deigns to smile at her. And the passion she senses smoldering beneath his formidable control tempts her in a manner a lady must never allow Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. One mu these items ships sooner than the other.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I actually thought this was a pretty good book. Essentially it is the same story wrapped in a romance novel formula. The younger brother and his fine are silly. Of course he is drunk for mostof the book.

The best dialog is of course between Garrick, Celeste and at times Garrick’s mother. All in all in was not a bad book despite some of the feviews. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. This is my first time reading a novel by Christina Dodd and I enjoyed it very much. I thought the story was good, though with the espionage subplot it was also unnecessarily busy, and there were lots of interesting characters. Celeste is the daughter of Blythe hall’s gardener, sent off to learn to be a governess partly to keep her away from the younger son, Ellery, who she has a crush on.


When Celeste returns after four years to be governess to the manor’s children, she is determined to capture Ellery, and she has a good chance, given her beauty and the polish she acquires in Paris.

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Ellery’s older brother is determined that the roguish Ellery will go through with his marriage to the rich and titled Hyacinth, so he decides to seduce Celeste himself. THAT’S when things begin to go wrong! This is a fun read with interesting characters doing believable things, and I would read another book by this author. My absolute favorite Christina Dodd. I have several copies of the paperback, and I just had to get the e-book for my kindle.

Yes, it’s that good. This book kicks off the governess books, and is a wonderful start. It sure made me want to read all of them. Lavish parties, scheming bad guys, all sorts of daring-do, you won’t be sorry you read this book! One person found this helpful. This book was not bad, but it also was not Miss Dodd’s best either. If you have seen Sabrina, you’ve already visualized most of this book.

I’m talking about the original, black and white, not the pathetic remake. None the less, it’s still a good read. Though not as good or gripping as Candle in the Window – by far her best work, it still holds its own and has plenty of humor, adventure, misunderstanding and sex appeal to keep it flowing on its own. Cbristina should have been a statement in the beginning that it was the same story, or at least, there should have been some recognition of the original writer. Get past the notion that this is a redo of Sabrina and just enjoy the characters, the writing, the wit and mt intense passions of this book.

It was hard to put down and a joy to pick up. Very hot love scenes. A delight all the way. Well written and a good story line. This is a great author and I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by her. I love this book.

Yes it is like Sabrina, but the author is clever enough to make dreans into a rich and wildesg story. The story includes individual stories for the other characters. An all time favorite of mine and I know others will enjoy! See all 58 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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