The Mysterious Governess is a historical romance by Beverley Oakley. Ms. Oakley has delivered a well-written book. Having read a few of Ms. Oakley's books and enjoyed them, this one was a bit of a disappointment. Lissa's parents are not married. While being jealous of her half-siblings, she still treats them with kindness. She is working as a governess and does portraits that her employer's son passes off as his own. Ralph works as a secretary for a scoundrel. Lissa and Ralph's story has drama, a few sexy bits and a little action. I look forward to my next book by Beverley Oakley and hope that I enjoy it as much as the other books of hers that I've read because this one left me flat. The Mysterious Governess is book 3 of the Daughters Of Sin Series but can be read as a standalone.