- Series: A Regency Romance
- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Ivy Books; First Edition edition (January 31, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0449222152
- ISBN-13: 978-0449222157
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 4 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,529,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Angel for the Earl (A Regency Romance) Mass Market Paperback – January 31, 1994
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The story is actually how she brings a change in Kerry's heart. It is a lovely story. It touched my heart. The change in Kerry is not sudden and it does not appear false. He changes gradually and they both fall in love gradually. Once he changes, what a man he becomes! The ending speech by Kerry brought tears to my eyes. I could feel their true love. I loved the book. It was an excellent read and five stars for it.
From the start, we're introduced to the unloved daughter of a rich knight, Lucinda Faire, as she is tricked on an elopement with an unsavory character (who already has a wife!). Lucy realizes the error of this soon enough, and accidentally kills her eloped while trying to resist his advances. So in the haste or coming back home, Lucy had an accident and fell into a coma, to which the judges Above give her a choice - get Kieran Somerfield, Earl of Stanford on the path to Heaven, and she can go to Heaven as well. Otherwise, she'll be sent to Hell.
Here begins the unlikely tale of a young miss, teetering on the brink of the River Styx, trying to reform a dissolute rake like Kerry Somerfield, who has broken all ten of God's commandments.
The characters are simply lovable. Lucy is a wonderful character who cares about many people, and places their own happiness above her own at times. Despite her young age - she is only 17 - she comes across as a older and wiser woman than Kerry, who is ten years her senior. Lucy is always coming up with ideas, and she becomes like a guardian angel to Kerry, helping him numerous times in his trials of life.
Kerry, on the other hand, becomes an endearing character as the story progresses. He changes from someone who gambles constantly to forswearing drink, smoking, and even to saving his man-of-all-trades from a fire. It was incredibly amusing how in his own defense of character he inadvertently caught a cheater, and his own fortunes seemed unwilling to decide on good or bad. I fell in love with Kerry when he started thinking of dear Lucy, and how his kind actions might bring her back another article of proper clothing.Read more ›
Not so perfect, not quite dead Lucinda is on a mission to save a soul from Hell -- her own! But to do this she must reform a rake (Kerry), who in the end was not so bad.
This book was so interesting, I finished it in a day. And it brought tears to my eyes in the end. Unique way of showing how Kerry's backsliding affects the "angel" Lucinda -- her clothing (or lack of) is the indicator! Well worth reading - and a KEEPER!!
P.S. I don't think what Lucinda did was bad enough to put her in Hell ... but then there would be no story!!
It was a different kind of regency romance tale which I loved and could not put it down until I had finished. Seventeen year old Lucinda, on the verge of death must reform a rake, Kerry, in order for her to be accepted into heaven. The Heroine and the Hero worked very well together and I loved how they gradually fell in love. By the end I was very tearful at his declaration of love to Lucinda.
This little story is one to keep!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An Angel For The Earl by Barbara Metzger was released in 1994. A great Regency Read. Lucinda and Kerry have a great tale, and is very unusual, and does not tell the same Regency... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really like this author a lot. Every book that I have ordered, I have enjoyed. This story itself was a little unusual (other reviewers have covered it quite well). Read morePublished 9 months ago by maryt
Fun and creative read. Gets you hooked even though you know it is not possible - or is it?! Enjoy.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Frumpy, plump and plain-in-appearance: that was Miss Lucinda Faire when she died after an aborted attempt at elopement. Read morePublished 14 months ago by L. B. Taylor
I have enjoyed all of Barbara Metzger's book and I have 8 of them.Published 17 months ago by Lynda C Hall
What a wow! of a story. The synopsis didn't really tell me what I was in for, and it's 'funner' that way! Read morePublished 18 months ago by lark
Pretty much all of Metzger's Regency romances are four stars, in my opinion. True to the genre and often funny as well. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Karen
This is a pleasant, little read for a rainy day when you don't want to work too hard, probably 3 and a half stars. At first I thought it a bit farfetched and even forced. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Southern Reader
This book was okay. I don't think that anything stood out to me in this book. I don't know that I would recommend it to anyone.Published 20 months ago by annonymous