Miss Grimsley’s Oxford Career is the story of Ellen Grimsley, a studious young lady who dreams of learning and being more than a farmer’s wife. James Gatewood, Lord Chesney, is a studious young man who only has one year left at Oxford before accepting the responsibility of being a lord and giving up learning. They meet on a hill outside of Oxford appreciating the view of such hollowed learning ground. From there a story about learning, girls in pants, and love plays out. Why, yes! This is pretty much my favorite things all rolled into one!
Ellen is a delight, and reminds me in many ways of a favorite literary character, Miss Jo March. That is pretty much the highest compliment I could pay to a character so take that as you may. James is a lot more fun than Professor Bhaer, but just as academically minded in all the best ways. They bring out wonderful sides in one another that I really delighted in. He brings out her brains and a sense of adventure while she competes right on his level thought for thought and challenges his mind. Pretty much my idea of dream relationship. Good thing I found, instead of literature lovers, the science equivalent.
So anywho, if you want a sweet story about super nerds this should be right up your alley. Also if you grew up thinking Jo March was the greatest thing than sliced bread, here’s another heroine to join her in the ranks of of brains, wit, and education for all.