Stepping into the wrong carriage at a Sussex village, Elinor Rochdale is swept up in a thrilling and dangerous adventure. Overnight the would-be governess becomes mistress of a ruined estate and partner in a secret conspiracy to save a family's name. By midnight she is a bride, by dawn a widow.
The Reluctant Widow is a 1946 Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer which describes the story of the heroine Elinor Rochdale who has her life turned upside down when she enters the wrong carriage on her way to be a governess to sustain herself. The story is set in early 1813. It was adapted into a movie in 1950.from Wikipedia
An English governess marries a complete stranger while he is on his deathbed. When he dies, she inherits his estate but is soon involved with some French spies working for Napoleon. Where should her loyalties lie?
86mDirector: Bernard KnowlesWriter: Basil Boothroyd, Georgette Heyer (novel), Gordon WellesleyActors: Jean Kent, Guy Rolfe, Paul Dupuis, Lana MorrisLanguage: EnglishGenre: DramaFormat: movie