This HaBO comes from Michigander, who hopes to find this historical romance:
Historical Romance set in England or Wales…believe the area has hills or cliffs.
Set at Christmas time.
Begins with a woman riding in a carriage…planning to apply/take a position as governess or housekeeper to a reclusive man with two children .I think both children are boys. (She had heard of the position just as she was getting ready to flee town…maybe London.)
Woman is running/hiding from something or someone.
I believe the woman’s mother ran off years ago, or was very promiscuous.
I believe the book was written sometime between 2015-2022.
The woman decorates the home for Christmas…hasn’t happened for years, I think.
The man’s first wife may have died under mysterious circumstances.
It might have been a short story in a Christmas Anthology.
Can we HaBO?