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Miss Summers' School: Lessons in Submission, Book One

By: Maggie Ryan
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: �2015 by Blushing Books� and Maggie Ryan
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Miss Eleanor Summers runs an exclusive finishing school, made special not only by the caliber of her clients, who include such notable members of Victorian society as Lord Edward Wintercrest, Lord Lucas Huntington and Headmaster Charles Lloyds, but also by the types of lessons she provides to her pupils.

Her clients come from all stations in life, but they all have one thing in common: a deep passion for what she can teach her students. For every girl who sits in a classroom, bends over a chair to have her bottom reddened, or stands with her nose to the wall to contemplate her behavior, is special. These women need more than a husband to fulfill all their needs - they need a firm and loving Papa, as well.

After searching for over a year, Lord Maximilian Hollister believes he has not only found the girl he's been seeking, he's certain he's found the very woman he's been looking for his entire life. The question is, will Alexandria Bannister agree with him?

Can she find it in her heart to trust the words she's memorized from her only legacy from her father - letters now singed and faded? Can she admit to the deep and shameful desires her new journey is arousing in her? When Lord Hollister enrolls her as a pupil, is she ready to be the newest student at Miss Summers' school? And will her classmates be able to help her understand that the lessons she learns there will serve her well?

The school does not merely provide an education - it also provides a choice; and a chance to discover how passion and the need to serve can lead to the kind of fulfillment Alexandria would never have dreamed of before she entered this unique establishment.

From best-selling Victorian ageplay author Maggie Ryan comes the first book in her new 'Lessons in Submission' series; a detailed glimpse into Miss Summers' School, where discipline is harsh but the rewards delicious. As fans of her 'Women of Wintercrest' and 'Hunter's Ridge' books will recognise, this is a spin-off of those series, with some familiar - and plenty of new characters.

*WARNING* This story contains ageplay, severe corporal punishment scenes, enema and anal play, and explicit sex. If such material offends you, please do not purchase this book.

Chapter One

It had only been a few weeks, and yet it felt like a lifetime. She hadn't slept well since that night when her life had changed yet again. Every evening had her tossing and turning in the bed she shared with another, her moans and murmurs disturbing her roommates, and her screams awakening the entire household. Nothing seemed to allow her to find the rest she so desperately needed. Not the whippings she'd received, nor the latest attempt of sipping warm milk reluctantly spiked with a generous dollop of the man's beloved spirits. Rubbing the cold cloth across her chilled skin, Alexandria hoped she wouldn't look as awful as she felt. This was the day she and the others had been waiting for. In a few hours, they would know what was to become of them.

"Are you afraid?" The question came from a young girl of twelve years as she draped her own cloth over the bar on the washstand.

"No, and you shouldn't be either."

"But you cry out at night. Is it because you don't know what's going to happen? Where we are to go?"

"Shhh, there's no need to worry so. You'll only make yourself ill. Put on your brightest smile; today is the day that you will begin a new life, a better life. Now, come, let me brush out your hair." Alexandria could feel the tension seep from the smaller girl with every stroke of the brush through her blonde locks. After the tangles had been tamed and her thick hair braided into two plaits, Alexandria pulled the blue ribbon from her own hair and used her teeth to cut the frayed length in two.

"Oh, no," Ginny whispered, "that was your last�"

"Shh, they look far prettier on your blonde braids than in my untamed mane." Alexandria smiled as she finished tying the second ribbon, giving the girl a hug.

"Thank you. Oh, I hope we go together. I don't think I'd be so scared if I had you there with me."

Alexandria's smile was soft at the statement, though in her heart she knew that the girl's wish was not going to come true. While Ginny was young enough to appeal to a couple to take as their daughter, she was sure that her own future would be quite different. "We'll find out soon enough. Now, run along. You don't want to be late for breakfast. You know how Mrs. Mueller feels about tardiness."

Ginny nodded and gave her a nervous smile. "Aren't you coming? I don't want you to be in trouble."

"Yes, I'll be in soon, I promise. Now, scoot� before all the toast and jam disappears." Alexandria stood and watched as the younger girl dashed away. She wondered if it was the fear of feeling the switch against her legs or the thought of missing the simple sweet treat that had Ginny flying out the door. Shaking her head, she prayed the girl's future would hold more pleasures than a swipe of jam across a piece of hard bread. The gentle girl deserved so much more. Ginny looked like an angel; well, she would if given the proper clothing and was fed on a regular basis. The fact that she also had the disposition of an angel was in itself a miracle after the life she had been forced to endure.

Sighing, Alexandria finished her own ablutions, her curly red mane fighting every stroke of the brush. Giving up any attempt to keep it restrained, she braided it as quickly as she could, and tied a thread she pulled from the frayed hem of her shift around the end. With a final look around the room to make sure the beds were properly made and the basin emptied and dried, the cloths from the quick washing of sleep from faces all hanging properly, she left the room, straightening her shoulders. No matter what happened to her today, she prayed that Ginny and the others would find a safe place to begin their lives anew. Surely anywhere was better than this hellhole!

*****

"Are you sure, Max?" Peter Dodgers repeated the question he'd already asked half a dozen times. He stopped on the pavement, reluctant to take another step until the matter was settled. Though in his mid-sixties, his gray hair and slight stature making him appear about half the size of his companion, he was not the least bit intimidated. Tapping the end of his mahogany walking stick against the pavement, he again tried to make his point.

"It would be a far simpler matter to offer the girl a position as a servant. She is the eldest of the survivors. I'm surprised she hasn't already been placed into service. There's no need for further support when she can earn a living at whatever task she learns."

Maximilian Hollister tried not to show his impatience with the conversation. Peter had been his father's barrister since before he'd been born and had served the family well. Though Max greatly respected the man, this was one instance where his advice would not be taken. "I've been searching for the girl for over a year. It's time to finish this."

"I agree, but I'm sure there's an easier solution."

A tightening of his lips spoke of Max's resolve. "I have no need for ease; I have need to fulfill the oath I made."

Folding both hands atop his walking stick, Peter sighed. "I've known you since you were but a lad, Maximilian. You've always been hard-headed and yet also willing to listen to reason. I understand you feel a sense of duty, and I respect that you are a man of honor. However, you are not listening! There is no need to go this far. Your promise was made under ungodly conditions. You do not know this lass. Despite your oath, there is no need to take her as your wife. The girl would never know�"

"What she knows is irrelevant. I know, and that's all that matters."

"Good Lord, son, think of your position! You're about to shackle yourself to some woman you don't know a thing about. Do you really believe your father would have approved? Do you think he'd wish you to spend the rest of your life in misery? Your promise was to make sure she and her mother were looked after and were comfortable, you can..."

"And I failed in that promise," Max growled, his fist clenching as he thought about just how badly he had failed. "If only I'd found them sooner, perhaps the lass would not be an orphan."

"Circumstances failed them, not you. No one could have foreseen the sequence of events. It is unfortunate that her mother has passed, but that is not your fault�nor do you need to spend the rest of your life in some sort of penance. Hell, offer the girl your continued support. Place her in one of those finishing schools if you think she'd benefit. Even if that doesn't appeal to you, there's no reason she can't learn a trade. I'm sure I could find someone to take her as an apprentice until she learns the skills to support herself. Son, you do not conduct your business in such a haphazard fashion�do not conduct your life as less important. There is far too much unknown about the girl."

Forcing himself to relax, Max spoke more quietly. "I appreciate your concern, but I need know only that this girl is my responsibility. She was from the moment her father gave his life for mine. I wouldn't have a life if it hadn't been for Alexander Bannister. Wedding his daughter is really a rather small price to pay for that, wouldn't you agree?" Seeing Peter's shoulders drop, he continued. "Come, Peter, we both know marriages are made for reasons far beyond any sort of love."

"I hear you, Max, but I also know you. I know you are an honorable man. Marriages of convenience may suit others. Hell, we both know men that have mistresses to provide the intimacies they won't even ask of their wives. You're a young man, Max. I understand your desires and your particular tastes when it comes to women. I am concerned that you will grow weary of pretending to be a man that you are not."

Max stood beside the barrister, oblivious of the crowds moving around them as he considered Peter's statement. What kind of man was he? His life had been one of privilege. He was the only son of Lord Earnest Maximilian Hollister, and he had been groomed since childhood to be worthy of both the title and the name. Educated at the finest schools, he'd worked alongside his father as he was prepared to take over in the family's various enterprises. When war broke out again in Africa, his feet were, however, set upon an unforeseen path�

*****

His lineage had made him an officer and in command of men of different generations and stations. Though his family standing could have kept him safe from places of the deadliest conflicts, he was not a man to shirk any duty. If his country needed him to fight, fight he would. Max thought of the man who had become his dear friend despite the difference in their ages and the wide difference in their social circles. Meeting Alex Bannister had changed his life yet again.

Alexander Bannister worked with his hands and his mind. He'd been involved in architecture since was a boy, and though not a man of high standing in society, he was a man of unwavering loyalty. Just as social graces didn't have a place on the fields of battle, neither did social standing. Titles didn't truly matter when bullets were flying and men, titled or not, were joined in the fight for Queen and country as well as their own survival. Though not a man to be free with his thoughts, Max spent many an evening playing chess, discussing philosophy and future plans with a man he respected�not because it was expected, but because he honestly enjoyed being in Alex's company. Max found a sense of freedom in discussing things he'd never shared with another. When his men staggered back into camp after a night of drinking and whoring, Bannister was never among them.

"Do you not need to pretend you're home again, or wish to be in a woman's arms?" Max had asked one evening as the two set up the board, both aware of but ignoring the ribald comments and boasts of the other men as they prepared to find a bit of comfort after a particularly horrific battle.

"That's rather an odd question coming from a man who is not wed. I'd have thought you'd be with the others� or do you have someone who has already captured your heart?"

Max had chuckled, moving his pawn forward. "No, while I admit to a bit of dalliance in my youth, I've no longer the desire to spend hours in vacuous conversation. I have rather specific desires. I wish only for a woman who is intelligent enough to share in discussions, and one willing to admit she is as passionate in her wish for pleasure as I. Until I find her, frankly, I'd rather play chess."

"You're far too young a man to be so jaded, Sir. As for myself, I find comfort in my memories," Alex said, as he made his first move of the game. "I made my vow to my sweet Madeline twenty five years ago, and have never had a desire for another since."

Shaking his head and making his move, Max replied. "It's a rare thing to see. I'm not accustomed to men who are faithful; especially in such trying circumstances. She must be quite a woman."

Pulling a chain out from where it had been covered by his shirt, Alex had opened a locket and looked down at the small photos inside. Closing it, he brushed his lips across the surface before tucking it back inside his clothing. "That she is. She has brought me joy far beyond what I deserve. We'd not thought we'd be so blessed but she gave me a beautiful daughter, and yet Maddie will always remain my special little girl no matter how old we grow. Trust your heart, Lord Hollister. It will tell you when the time is right. You'll know the moment you find the girl who is as sweet as an angel one moment and as spirited as the devil the next."

All thoughts of the game between them had disappeared as Max thought of another game he'd far rather be playing. Hearing words that could be interpreted in a way that made his blood race, he looked across the table.

"I've been to a hundred soir�es, and attended a hundred balls where I was in danger of losing my mind," Max replied. "I've had maids of all ages, shapes and sizes thrust before me. I've been offered outrageous dowries to take a spoiled, spiteful daughter off a father's hands. What I have yet to find is a single woman who possesses anything but the desire for my name and my money. I'd give every gold sovereign I own to a woman who preferred to give herself fully to me; to obey my every desire, to be claimed in ways she has never imagined, and to find that true submission is priceless."

Alexander's eyebrow arched as he moved his knight. "I'd not thought you a man who retreats so easily, Sir. Perhaps you've been looking in the wrong places. I promise you, such a treasure is within reach, but the price might be one even more than you are willing to give. All that remains is for you to understand that she would not be the only one living more than one role." Removing his hand from his chest piece, he lifted his head, a mysterious glint in his eyes. "Can you offer the guidance a devil needs, as well as the passion to reward an angel? Are you strong enough to take that same angel across your knees and blister her arse? Finally, are you a man whose heart is large enough to assure that devil that she never needs to fear you'll ever abandon her, no matter how much she fights her need to be so possessed?"

The men continued to play but Alexander's words played in Max's mind. What were the odds that he'd found a man who shared his proclivities? Sure, he knew of others who also desired to find a woman whom he could coddle and care for as well as enjoy the passion a man had for a woman�but could he be sitting across from one even now? For the first time, he delved deep inside himself to answer the questions asked of him. Many conversations and deeper discussions were exchanged between the two men over the next several months.

It had been during one of those evenings, after they'd lost several in their company, that Alexander accepted Max's promise. If the unthinkable happened, Max would make sure Alex's beloved wife and daughter would not only have a benefactor, but they'd also hear from his own commander what an outstanding man he had been.

In turn, Max accepted the older man's promise to visit his estates and to speak with his father�to tell him that his son had led his men well, that he'd fought alongside them and that he had died with honor. They both prayed each of them would return home as hale and hearty as they had left, but had seen enough horror to understand that the odds were against them. A handshake sealed their promises.

Max's desire that they both return home ended during a night when the skies opened to flood the fields, lightning cracking across the sky as bullets whizzed overhead. His company fought bravely, Max at the front urging them forward. A bullet had spun him around as he stood. Knees buckling, he had called for his men to retreat. Instead, Alexander pushed through the men and moved to pull Max to safety. As he bent to lift his injured friend, a bullet tore through him to enter Max. Both men fell and remained lying in the mud until dawn when the skies cleared and the battle was won at an ungodly price.

Pulling himself from his memories, Max's attention returned to the present.

*****

Placing his hand on Peter's shoulder, he spoke softly. "You fret too much, old friend. Alexander was a good man; his love for his wife and daughter unquestioned. Trust me to make the proper decision, I know what I'm doing." He paused. "You asked what my father would have thought. I believe he'd not only have understand, he would have approved. And, Peter, once that decision is made, I expect not only your support, but wish never again to hear you question my choice. Is that understood?"

"Yes, I understand, and whatever decision you make, I promise my support. All I ask is that you understand I want you to find happiness, son. You will not do so if the girl does not have the nature you desire."

Max nodded. Peter not only served him in all legal matters, he had also served his father before him. The man was privy to a great deal.

Clapping his friend on the back, he grinned. "Then let's see what our future holds, shall we? It can't be as hellish as the past year has been." Max knew that while Peter might wish to disagree, he was smart enough to know when to remain quiet.

The men entered the courthouse. Informing a clerk they were there to attend the day's ceremony, both were a bit surprised to be led into a smaller room instead of the official courtroom. It was already filling with people. "I suppose it's a good idea to conduct today's business here and not in there," Peter said, as they looked around the room.

Max had to agree. He'd conducted many a deal in courtrooms that were dark and forbidding. He'd sat through the sounds of lawyers arguing loudly, as if volume alone could convince the decision to go their way, while a formidable judge sat above them all, his gavel pounding for order. Though small and a bit crowded, this room would not tend to frighten children.

A rather portly man entered, his gait awkward, the large valise he carried causing him to lean slightly to one side. Setting it on one end of the table, he shook his head as he looked around the room. His attitude about being forced to leave his official courtroom was evident in his expression. After laying several files on the table, he turned to the crowd, took a deep breath and shouted, "All rise for Judge Deardon."

"So much for no shouting," Max quipped, as he and Peter stood at the back of the room and the door opened.

The Judge entered wearing the black robes of justice. He walked to the table and sat down. "Thank you, Mr. Jones. If you'll take your seats, we can begin." Once everyone had settled, and even the occasional whisper was silenced, he nodded.

"Thank you. This is a serious matter we have before us today. Our community was responsible for the care of these girls, and in that we failed. It should not have taken such a tragedy to remind us of our duty. The fire took the lives of many, and it will take quite some time to rebuild the orphanage and hire new staff. The need to place these girls as quickly as possible is urgent. They've been through a horrific event, let's not make them go through another. Let's not fail them again. In appreciation of your willingness to provide homes and give them a stable future, all fees have been waived." He paused as heads nodded around the room. "Mr. Jones, please bring them in."

People bent forward for a better look as the door was opened. Soft gasps and exclamations were uttered as six girls were ushered into the room. Each wore a simple black shift, none seeming to fit. The only item they wore to fight against the chill of the day was a thin cloak. Mr. Jones guided them to stand to the right of the table. All looked as one might expect, wide eyes darting about the room before gazing at the floor. Once in line, the girls reached out to clasp the hand of the girl next to them, as if needing the support of the only remaining people they knew.

From his seat, Max looked over the line. While he hadn't known exactly what to expect, this was definitely not it. Despite being in a room far less frightening than a courtroom, the girls looked as if they were afraid for their very lives. Surely they could have been provided better clothing, or at least clothing that fit. The girls ranged in size from the smallest, who appeared to be no older than three or four, to the tallest, who was still quite tiny. None appeared anywhere near her majority. Perhaps they were saving the older girls for last? Yes, that must be it. The ones presently standing there would be easier to accept into an existing family. Their tender age would allow them time to set aside their past as a new future unfolded.

Despite his conclusion, he found his eyes drawn to the end of the line. Though her head was covered, there was something about that girl. From what he could see of the hair escaping the hood of her cloak, he could tell it was a riot of color; ranging from red to brown and all shades in between. Shaking his head, he wondered why the messy strands continued to mesmerize him. Her free hand was clenching the fabric of the cloak, her feet shuffling against the floor. Taking a closer look, his brow furrowed. Were those welts he could see on her calves above the stockings bunched loosely at her ankles? Was she the sort of girl who needed such correction? As if sensing his perusal, the girl's head lifted and her eyes met his, defiance burning in their depths.

Southern Lady on 04/03/2015 07:18am
This is truly the best Victorian Age Play I have ever read. The school setting, comportment along with literature classes and its accompanying paddling's create a book where behavior is molded and lapses in manners punished. I was also impressed with the intertwined love story which develops as the book goes on. Maggie Ryan has raised the bar for Victorian Age Play and school settings. My husband who also read Miss Summer's School agreed that this book is a cut above the fare that is available for reading. Lexie learns to submit and accept spankings and anal endeavors though only after a hefty dose of paddling's and spankings. On behalf of my husband and myself, I rate this a five star phenomenon.
Southern Lady on 04/03/2015 07:18am
This is truly the best Victorian Age Play I have ever read. The school setting, comportment along with literature classes and its accompanying paddling's create a book where behavior is molded and lapses in manners punished. I was also impressed with the intertwined love story which develops as the book goes on. Maggie Ryan has raised the bar for Victorian Age Play and school settings. My husband who also read Miss Summer's School agreed that this book is a cut above the fare that is available for reading. Lexie learns to submit and accept spankings and anal endeavors though only after a hefty dose of paddling's and spankings. On behalf of my husband and myself, I rate this a five star phenomenon.
Marybeth on 03/15/2015 08:27pm
This is set in the world of the Women of Wintercrest. Alexandria is in the equivalent of a orphanage. This morning she will find out what is going to happen to her. Max has finally found Alexandria. Her father saved his life in the war and he had a debt of honor to pay. Luckily, once he found her, she was the type of woman he needed. One who could be his little girl. So, he marries her and then enrolls her in Miss Summers’ school for young women. There she is taught to be submissive to her husband and to enjoy being a little girl. I loved the previous series and there is mention of the women we met there. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series. I give this 5 stars.
Marybeth on 03/15/2015 08:27pm
This is set in the world of the Women of Wintercrest. Alexandria is in the equivalent of a orphanage. This morning she will find out what is going to happen to her. Max has finally found Alexandria. Her father saved his life in the war and he had a debt of honor to pay. Luckily, once he found her, she was the type of woman he needed. One who could be his little girl. So, he marries her and then enrolls her in Miss Summers۪ school for young women. There she is taught to be submissive to her husband and to enjoy being a little girl. I loved the previous series and there is mention of the women we met there. I can۪t wait for the next installment in this series. I give this 5 stars.
Margaret Corcoran on 03/13/2015 09:24am
I was delighted that Ms Ryan decided to tell the story of the school mentioned in the Wintercrest series, and she has outdone herself. The characters are well described and there is everything in all the scenes. I highly recommend this book.
Margaret Corcoran on 03/13/2015 09:24am
I was delighted that Ms Ryan decided to tell the story of the school mentioned in the Wintercrest series, and she has outdone herself. The characters are well described and there is everything in all the scenes. I highly recommend this book.
Ria on 03/11/2015 02:41pm
Maggie Ryan surpassed herself. I tried to go to sleep, but after twisting and turning for an hour, I gave up the fight and finished the book. When Lord Max Hollister finally finds Alexandria, he believes that he has found the girl/woman who can be both his LITTLE and his wife. He marries her immediately and brings her to a school which teaches her about her future. There she meets her strict but loving nanny and the owner of the school. As Alexandria observes various discipline scenes, she struggles with how to reconcile her wants with her prior expectations. A most memorable scene is the medical scene where a complete examination is performed, after she is persuaded to behave. Though a virgin, Max is very upfront with Lexie and introduces her to anal play as preparation for her future as his wife. Lexie grows to enjoy her discipline sessions as they arouse her, especially when delivered by Max. Though there are many discipline scenes, the weekly atonement process is very intense. I won't say any more about this scene - I will leave it to future readers to discover, :-) I thoroughly enjoyed the thoughts of both Max and Lexie. I hope that more stories about the school's residents are coming in the near future.
Ria on 03/11/2015 02:41pm
Maggie Ryan surpassed herself. I tried to go to sleep, but after twisting and turning for an hour, I gave up the fight and finished the book. When Lord Max Hollister finally finds Alexandria, he believes that he has found the girl/woman who can be both his LITTLE and his wife. He marries her immediately and brings her to a school which teaches her about her future. There she meets her strict but loving nanny and the owner of the school. As Alexandria observes various discipline scenes, she struggles with how to reconcile her wants with her prior expectations. A most memorable scene is the medical scene where a complete examination is performed, after she is persuaded to behave. Though a virgin, Max is very upfront with Lexie and introduces her to anal play as preparation for her future as his wife. Lexie grows to enjoy her discipline sessions as they arouse her, especially when delivered by Max. Though there are many discipline scenes, the weekly atonement process is very intense. I won't say any more about this scene - I will leave it to future readers to discover, :-) I thoroughly enjoyed the thoughts of both Max and Lexie. I hope that more stories about the school's residents are coming in the near future.
J. Jones on 03/09/2015 09:34pm
I enjoyed this age play book very much. The school environment was stern, yet caring. The relationship was well developed and flowed well.
J. Jones on 03/09/2015 09:34pm
I enjoyed this age play book very much. The school environment was stern, yet caring. The relationship was well developed and flowed well.
jeanped on 03/09/2015 09:06am
As with all her books, Maggie Ryan has proven herself to be the queen of this genre. Not too many people are into the historical- spanking, much less the historical- age play genre, but those who are will really enjoy this story since, although it can be pretty intense in some points, Maggie Ryan is also able to fully convey the love that the protagonists feel for each other, so for me, before anything else, this book is a historical romance. I am without a doubt waiting with baited breath to the next parts of this series.
jeanped on 03/09/2015 09:06am
As with all her books, Maggie Ryan has proven herself to be the queen of this genre. Not too many people are into the historical- spanking, much less the historical- age play genre, but those who are will really enjoy this story since, although it can be pretty intense in some points, Maggie Ryan is also able to fully convey the love that the protagonists feel for each other, so for me, before anything else, this book is a historical romance. I am without a doubt waiting with baited breath to the next parts of this series.
Brittany Barnes on 03/09/2015 03:35am
Fantastic AP in a Victorian setting. I have always loved how the men are referred to as Papa in Victorian times rather that Daddy. It just gives you this feel for the setting. I love Maggie Ryan's books and this just became another.
Brittany Barnes on 03/09/2015 03:35am
Fantastic AP in a Victorian setting. I have always loved how the men are referred to as Papa in Victorian times rather that Daddy. It just gives you this feel for the setting. I love Maggie Ryan's books and this just became another.
Laurel Lasky on 03/08/2015 12:15pm
I just adore Maggie Ryan's books and this latest book is so beautiful, wonderful and awesome. If I could give her 10 stars, I would. In a way this is a reunion with her characters from Women of Wintercrest and Hunter's Ridge and new characters in Miss Summers School. In this novel we actually go into the school itself to see what its like. This is Age Play at its best, as we are introduced to new nannies, teachers, unusual classrooms, Daddies/Husbands, Littles/Wives. These women are very strong to be able to love, trust and submit to the dominant alpha men and the love and trust between them. The scenes are so vivid I could see and hear and imagine the mind blowing erotic and arousing sex and the spanking for punishment and pleasure which tends to blend together. The deep emotions and feelings of the characters are so well written that it all seems so real and I can lose myself in the story. Bravo Maggie, you have done it again.
Laurel Lasky on 03/08/2015 12:15pm
I just adore Maggie Ryan's books and this latest book is so beautiful, wonderful and awesome. If I could give her 10 stars, I would. In a way this is a reunion with her characters from Women of Wintercrest and Hunter's Ridge and new characters in Miss Summers School. In this novel we actually go into the school itself to see what its like. This is Age Play at its best, as we are introduced to new nannies, teachers, unusual classrooms, Daddies/Husbands, Littles/Wives. These women are very strong to be able to love, trust and submit to the dominant alpha men and the love and trust between them. The scenes are so vivid I could see and hear and imagine the mind blowing erotic and arousing sex and the spanking for punishment and pleasure which tends to blend together. The deep emotions and feelings of the characters are so well written that it all seems so real and I can lose myself in the story. Bravo Maggie, you have done it again.
anon on 03/08/2015 12:08pm
I know I’m suppose to mention this is a new series, but it doesn’t read like one. Ryan has opened up another section of this Victorian world for us to experience still keeping us in tune with the parts we’ve already experienced. When we go to church with Miss Summer’s girls you can’t help but remember the affect the pastor had on Louisa and Lucy, or how the little girls felt when they had to report for discipline after church. When we meet Claire, we can’t help but remember how he thought he loved Lucy and began his journey into this world of little women. Lexie and Max are a fine new edition to this world. Max has a lot in common with these Victorian men, yet he does things in his own fashion. These differences, I think, are what keep this world so fresh and new. As Ryan fleshes out more sections of this community, I’ll be with her. She writes in such a way, I feel I’m right there with the girls. Each book is easy to read as a stand alone, yet they also flow together as a series and a series that will be read over and over again.
anon on 03/08/2015 12:08pm
I know I۪m suppose to mention this is a new series, but it doesn۪t read like one. Ryan has opened up another section of this Victorian world for us to experience still keeping us in tune with the parts we۪ve already experienced. When we go to church with Miss Summer۪s girls you can۪t help but remember the affect the pastor had on Louisa and Lucy, or how the little girls felt when they had to report for discipline after church. When we meet Claire, we can۪t help but remember how he thought he loved Lucy and began his journey into this world of little women. Lexie and Max are a fine new edition to this world. Max has a lot in common with these Victorian men, yet he does things in his own fashion. These differences, I think, are what keep this world so fresh and new. As Ryan fleshes out more sections of this community, I۪ll be with her. She writes in such a way, I feel I۪m right there with the girls. Each book is easy to read as a stand alone, yet they also flow together as a series and a series that will be read over and over again.
Katy Beth McKee on 03/07/2015 11:51am
It was so much fun to get to see more of the Wintercrest world from a different perspective. Max has been trying to honor a promise made to his comrade in arms. Alexandria has been going through a horrible time since the death of her father. When they are brought together there is almost an immediate connections. While there training can seem hard and confusing Lexie really settles into her new life because of the feelings she has for Max. It seems that her father really knew what was best for his friend and daughter.
Katy Beth McKee on 03/07/2015 11:51am
It was so much fun to get to see more of the Wintercrest world from a different perspective. Max has been trying to honor a promise made to his comrade in arms. Alexandria has been going through a horrible time since the death of her father. When they are brought together there is almost an immediate connections. While there training can seem hard and confusing Lexie really settles into her new life because of the feelings she has for Max. It seems that her father really knew what was best for his friend and daughter.
A great book on 03/07/2015 11:45am
I love this book and will definitely re-read it as I have her other ageplay books. It is as wonderful and completely engrossing from beginning to end. I highly recommend it to any Maggie Ryan can. Excitedly waiting for th e next one.
A great book on 03/07/2015 11:45am
I love this book and will definitely re-read it as I have her other ageplay books. It is as wonderful and completely engrossing from beginning to end. I highly recommend it to any Maggie Ryan can. Excitedly waiting for th e next one.
S. Kidd on 03/07/2015 12:20am
MIss Summer’s School - If you enjoy age-play in a Victorian setting you are in for a treat! Maggie Ryan, once again, enthralls us with the first of a new series of stories that continue where "Women of Wintercrest" and "Hunter’s Ridge" left off. Lord Maximillian Hollister is a handsome dominant man longing to find a wife/little girl to love, cherish and discipline. On the battlefield, he has promised to marry the daughter of a friend. He finds Alexandra at an orphanage, and realizes the fiery red head is exactly what he’s been searching for. After administering the feisty tigress the first of many punishment, he marries her and takes her straight away to Miss Summer’s School. Eleanor Summers has trained many of the women in Maggie Ryan’s series but we have never before been privy to what happens within the walls of the school where all of these special Little lessons are taught Here “Lexie”, along with her “little girl” schoolmates, is tutored to be the perfect wife and little girl for her husband/papa Max. With her beautiful descriptive prose, Maggie Ryan takes us through Lexie's trials of medical examinations, erotic exercises and lots and lots of spankings, which all bring her closer to the man she falls in love with. A plus, five star perfection!
S. Kidd on 03/07/2015 12:20am
"MIss Summer۪s School - If you enjoy age-play in a Victorian setting you are in for a treat! Maggie Ryan, once again, enthralls us with the first of a new series of stories that continue where ""Women of Wintercrest"" and ""Hunter۪s Ridge"" left off. Lord Maximillian Hollister is a handsome dominant man longing to find a wife/little girl to love, cherish and discipline. On the battlefield, he has promised to marry the daughter of a friend. He finds Alexandra at an orphanage, and realizes the fiery red head is exactly what he۪s been searching for. After administering the feisty tigress the first of many punishment, he marries her and takes her straight away to Miss Summer۪s School. Eleanor Summers has trained many of the women in Maggie Ryan۪s series but we have never before been privy to what happens within the walls of the school where all of these special Little lessons are taught Here Lexie۝, along with her little girl۝ schoolmates, is tutored to be the perfect wife and little girl for her husband/papa Max. With her beautiful descriptive prose, Maggie Ryan takes us through Lexie's trials of medical examinations, erotic exercises and lots and lots of spankings, which all bring her closer to the man she falls in love with. A plus, five star perfection! "
JJ on 03/06/2015 09:11pm
From the moment Maggie replied to an email I sent her, wondering when I could expect a new story, with the news that this book was to be released I have been waiting in tenterhooks for it to arrive. It did not disappoint. I became so engrossed that I stayed awake for several hours past when I usually go to sleep just so that I could finish it in one sitting. I honestly cannot find the words to express what an amazing storyteller Maggie Ryan is. She is absolutely amongst my favorite authors, and when it comes to Victorian ageplay, no one does it better. Her characters seem to come alive, and when I read her stories, the details are so vivid I feel as though I am a part of it. She writes the women in her stories as strong, confident, and sassy, the type of woman from whom submission must be earned, but oh what a prize it is once it has been won. Lexie, the heroine of this book was no exception. After tragedy she is left to fend for herself until Max steps in to become both her husband and her Papa. But first she must be trained, and where better than Ms. Summer's school? There she will learn what it means to submit, and how to become the little girl she has kept locked inside. Side by side with other women like herself she must come to grips with who she is and what she needs. And it is a truly beautiful journey. I cannot stress enough that this is a book worth owning, and if you haven't read Ms. Ryan's other books, I would recommend you go but them all (maybe not at once or if you are anything like me, you won't get anything done for days).
JJ on 03/06/2015 09:11pm
From the moment Maggie replied to an email I sent her, wondering when I could expect a new story, with the news that this book was to be released I have been waiting in tenterhooks for it to arrive. It did not disappoint. I became so engrossed that I stayed awake for several hours past when I usually go to sleep just so that I could finish it in one sitting. I honestly cannot find the words to express what an amazing storyteller Maggie Ryan is. She is absolutely amongst my favorite authors, and when it comes to Victorian ageplay, no one does it better. Her characters seem to come alive, and when I read her stories, the details are so vivid I feel as though I am a part of it. She writes the women in her stories as strong, confident, and sassy, the type of woman from whom submission must be earned, but oh what a prize it is once it has been won. Lexie, the heroine of this book was no exception. After tragedy she is left to fend for herself until Max steps in to become both her husband and her Papa. But first she must be trained, and where better than Ms. Summer's school? There she will learn what it means to submit, and how to become the little girl she has kept locked inside. Side by side with other women like herself she must come to grips with who she is and what she needs. And it is a truly beautiful journey. I cannot stress enough that this is a book worth owning, and if you haven't read Ms. Ryan's other books, I would recommend you go but them all (maybe not at once or if you are anything like me, you won't get anything done for days).
Redrabbitt on 03/06/2015 12:25pm
OMG, Maggie Ryan does not disappoint with her new series, Lessons in Submission. A new spin off from the Women of Wintercrest and Hunter's Ridge series. Lord Maximilian Hollister has been in search of Alexandria Bannister after promising her late father he would care for and marry her. Alexandria had known of Lord Hollister from her father's letters and had fallen in love with him already. Max marries her immediately by special license and then places her with Miss Eleanor Summers where she will be trained under the tutelage of a nanny and teachers in the art of age-play to become her Papa's sweet little Lexie. This is a beautiful Victorian age-play with delightfully charming characters, witty dialogue, erotic training and discipline in spankings, oral and anal play. I can't wait to see the next in this series as we met several Littles and their Papas.
Redrabbitt on 03/06/2015 12:25pm
OMG, Maggie Ryan does not disappoint with her new series, Lessons in Submission. A new spin off from the Women of Wintercrest and Hunter's Ridge series. Lord Maximilian Hollister has been in search of Alexandria Bannister after promising her late father he would care for and marry her. Alexandria had known of Lord Hollister from her father's letters and had fallen in love with him already. Max marries her immediately by special license and then places her with Miss Eleanor Summers where she will be trained under the tutelage of a nanny and teachers in the art of age-play to become her Papa's sweet little Lexie. This is a beautiful Victorian age-play with delightfully charming characters, witty dialogue, erotic training and discipline in spankings, oral and anal play. I can't wait to see the next in this series as we met several Littles and their Papas.
SH on 03/04/2015 08:42pm
Fantastic and I wish I could rate it higher than 5 stars! Maggie Ryan has a real knack for writing Victorian age play that is believable and shows the love between the Papas and their Little Ones. Her descriptive story, detailed plot, and strong characters make for an outstanding read. This is a wonderful start to a new series and I am very much looking forward to the next!
SH on 03/04/2015 08:42pm
Fantastic and I wish I could rate it higher than 5 stars! Maggie Ryan has a real knack for writing Victorian age play that is believable and shows the love between the Papas and their Little Ones. Her descriptive story, detailed plot, and strong characters make for an outstanding read. This is a wonderful start to a new series and I am very much looking forward to the next!

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