About An Earl for Edith
Edith Wilson is twenty-two years old, has never had a London Season, and suspects she never will. Limited finances mean Edith is left ignored while her beautiful younger sisters receive every opportunity. Longing for her mother’s approval, Edith agrees to trap an earl against her better judgment, hoping for a chance at the loving marriage she’s always desired. Yet once she meets the handsome earl, she doesn’t have the heart to ruin his happily ever after.
Miles is extremely wealthy, titled, and single with no intention of ever falling in love again. His first wife taught him how horrible a one-sided marriage could be. When a young woman appears at his hunting lodge set on ensnaring him, he will do anything to keep her away, including lying and betting with a disreputable rogue. But when she walks away from a chance to force him to propose, he regrets his actions. Will he be able to right his wrongs before Edith falls prey to the rake he set on her path?
I really enjoyed this book! I loved that it wasn’t your typical Regency romance. Sure there’s a main character and she eventually falls in love. But her path to getting there was not what the reader would have expected.
Right from the very first chapter, this book is different. Edith’s mother is determined to trap a poor, unsuspecting earl into marrying her. But she goes about it in such a strange way. She gets Edith alone with the earl, but only after she’s made the poor girl a tad drunk. I have to admit that this part was super funny!
I had to feel a bit sorry for Edith. Her mother was the worst! I could not believe the unkind things she said to her. Or the way she was always doing mean things. But Edith just went along with her, especially at first. I loved the way Edith changed through the book. She went from being a bit spineless to a young woman who knew she had worth. And that made her beautiful.
I really liked Miles as well. I liked the relationship he had with his daughter. He’d been hurt before and really didn’t want to open his heart again. He fought so hard not to love. But he was the reason that Edith blossomed the way he did. These two were perfect for each other.
I loved everything about this debut novel. I hope the author is busily writing more!
I was sent an e-copy of An Earl for Edith as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.
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