There is just something about the boss falling for the governess–whether he is a dashing Austrian Naval Captain, a gorgeous, British Broadway producer, or a slick, Aristocratic spy. The book I’m currently reading, I Spy a Duke by Erica Monroe, falls into the third category (not the only one I’ve read, btw). In it, James, Duke of Abermont, falls for his brother’s governess (and turns her into a spy like him, apparently). While I cringe every time someone refers to him as either James or Jim (please, authors, stop naming your heroes James–I cannot deal with heroines thinking lusty thoughts about someone with the same name as my dad and my brother), I do like him. I’m currently at 35% and he’s already decided that it would be a good idea for him to marry the governess (to protect her from the man who wants her dead and to stop his sister’s matchmaking). In honor of this book, I’ve got two videos for you today. (Yes, again–I just couldn’t decide.)
The first is from my absolute favorite movie, The Sound of Music, which is (loosely) based on the story of the von Trapp Family (I say loosely because they took some huge liberties when they wrote the play and then the movie–climbing over the Alps would have sent them straight into German territory and Hitler’s clutches!) I chose this scene because it depicts the moment at which Captain von Trapp and Maria both start to realize there is something more than the employer/employee relationship between them.
The second video is from The Nanny, the hilariously funny sitcom from the 1990’s about a woman who ends up working as a nanny to three children whose mother died and whose father constantly denied his true feelings for her. I loved The Nanny growing up and was really sad when it ended in 1998. I only wanted the last few minutes of this episode, but when the whole thing kept popping up, what choice did I have but to put it in. This is the episode entitled, Not Without My Nanny, in which Fran takes Gracie (the youngest of the children) to visit her friend in the Middle East. I wanted this episode because it is the one in which Maxwell tells Fran that he loves her (and doesn’t take it back!). Enjoy!