This week we're replaying one of our favorite episodes as we prepare for a jam-packed June where we'll be celebrating Pride Month on Tea & Strumpets! But for today, we do hope you'll enjoy this second chance at loving our first-ever novella on the show, The Governess Affair! Now, on to the synopsis!
This episode we have a couple of firsts! Our first novella! Our first hotel room recording! Join us as we chat about The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan, a novella that, let’s be honest, sets the bar for all novellas. Courtney Milan truly played upon all of our emotions in a short amount of pages. We were brought to our metaphorical knees by a twig! A TWIG! And don’t get us started on hairpins as a currency to build trust. *SWOON!* We’ve got a fantastic heroine on a transformative journey who finds her voice and it’s funny and fierce as hell. Oh, and one of the best marriage proposals (and rejections) ever. **Spoilers. We get into allllll the details!** TW: Rape
Our book recommendation this week is Dalliances and Devotion by Felicia Grossman.
Want to listen to a certain segment? Here is our outline this week:
0:00 - 13:45: Intro/Author Facts
13:45 - 48:41: Synopsis
48:41 - 51:38: Parlour
51:38 - 01:16:05: General Discussion
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