The Conundrum of a Clerk by Linda Rae Sande

Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many. — Phaedrus When bank clerk Theodore Streater needs a headmistress for London’s premiere finishing school, he hires the first applicant. He would prefer to hire her as his mistress, but having lost an arm during the war, he’s avoided any attempt at relationships with women. […]