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The Spinster and The Earl (Book 1 Gentlemen of Honor) [Kindle Edition]

Beverly Adam
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Book Description

She was known as The Spinster of Brightwood Manor, and that suited Lady Beatrice O’Brien just fine.

She was happy being a spinster; happy running her father’s estates while amassing a fortune of her own; happy tending to the needs of her community; and most of all, she was happy not having a man around to tell her what to do.

But when Beatrice accidentally shoots her new neighbor, the Earl of Drennan, her life turns upside-down. Suddenly, this very arrogant gentleman, who also happens to be charming and attractive, makes himself at home at Brightwood Manor, and proceeds to court her!

Beatrice knows one thing for certain. Marriage will complicate her life. But falling in love? That’s an entirely different matter.

Product Details

  • File Size: 423 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1927555299
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lachesis Publishing Inc (September 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F26SA3G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
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I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the book. I loved that the spinster was an intelligent woman who ran her own business and (secretly) made her own fortune. She was determined that she was going to stay single rather than be wed for her money. So, along comes a newly-minted Earl who she finds herself attracted to. Unfortunately, he desperately needs her money. A merry chase and many mix-ups follow.

With just a little more effort, this book would rate a 5 star review. Little things really started to annoy me. One instance: everyone addresses the Earl as 'Your Grace.' He would have to be a Duke to be addressed as such. Another is that the heroine, as a midwife, knows very well how babies are made. But, she continues to have sex with him and refuse his offers of marriage. And, the one that really bothered me the most: The late Earl had no children or grandchildren. But, he CHOSE one of his nephews to become his successor. The one chosen was the third son of his sister. From everything that I have ever read, titles do not pass in this manner. Property that is not entailed can be willed to anyone. Titles and property that belong to that title must be passed to the nearest in the direct line. If there is no one, that title ceases to exist and the property then goes to the Crown.

I really like the author's writing style and I did enjoy the book. With a little research into her chosen era, her books will be perfect.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spinsters Rule! January 4, 2015
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If you love spinster romances - of the historical or Regency bent - then, this book is for you! A true blue spinster has no room in her life for annoying gentlemen who can't keep up with her intelligence, wit, nor her penchant for making money. Yes, she has her own business! That is until she "meets" her new neighbor, a decidedly sexy earl who just happens to fall off his horse right in front of her. Well, to be honest she did shoot him first. What I love about "The Spinster and the Earl" is the sparkling dialogue between the hero and heroine. Yes, we've seen this sort of plot before, but so what? It's so much fun to watch the sparks fly between these two that you'll be rooting for them right to the end. A rollicking good read!The Spinster and The Earl (Book 1 Gentlemen of Honor)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining September 16, 2013
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Just finished this first book of the Gentlemen of Honor series by Beverly Adam and I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The book was a fast and satisfying read , the writing well done and easy flowing and the characters in the plot lovable .

The heroine, a die hard spinster , was believable and immediately likable. The hero, a former soldier and third son , who due to a bit of luck inherited a title and land, was from the get go a great counterpart to the heroine.

This is not a very deep going book, but a feel good book with all the markings of a good regency novel. A nasty villain, eccentric family members and a bit fairy magic make this book a solid 4 star. There are a couple of love scenes between the h/h , which are not happening behind closed door, but are also not too detailed - for me , well done.

My only negative comment would be , that I wished the author would have given us , the reader , more detail of some
of the side characters , which I hope , will be given when the series of the Gentlemen of Honor continues.

Over all , I can recommend this book and I will look for the continuation of this series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Katt W
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A fairly well written typical bed and wed romance. Background research seems well done. Only giving it 3 stars due to a lack of subplots for more interest. Seems like the author was churning out a basic plot for a mass market.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read February 18, 2015
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Absolutely loved this book! A great read that has romance, mystery, and intrigue.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting! January 9, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
This romance enchanted me like I was the one holding the lucky coin! With lush and descriptive writing, the author brings her story to life. The hero and heroine were unusual and the setting was unexpected. And who doesn't love a good house party, with all the intrigue and scandal lurking around every corner, lol? This book has the feel and tone of a true Historical and I can't wait to read the next in the series!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Tale January 25, 2015
By Denise
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I enjoyed this story a lot. It is a story that is tried but true. It is a well written book, and the characters are very well designed. I enjoyed the way the author spun the story. It also has a whimsical quality about it, what with the idea of faeries included in the story. It is a good tale spun from a familiar plot.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book February 27, 2015
By Ramona
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This was a good book with the hero & heroine fall in love she gets kidnapped &. He rescues her & then they get married.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Has its witty moments
If you like formula romance, this one has a lot of charm. Unfortunately, I can write better than this and I really need more character and plot, so it's not for me. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by VictoriaLeo_author
3.0 out of 5 stars just average.
Can't say much bad about this book, or good. I was able to put it down, and not think about it at all. Then resume reading. Not a book I could hardly wait to get back to. Read more
Published 13 hours ago by Michele McMahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed very much
I love reading this kind of story and Beverly Adam did not disappoint. Great romance with fantastic characters throughout. Can't wait to read more of her work. Thanks.
Published 23 hours ago by Lovestoread
5.0 out of 5 stars The Spinster and the Earl
I really enjoyed this book .I love the faireys in the book well the thought of the wee ones lol lol a good strong love story
Published 23 hours ago by joan sickles
3.0 out of 5 stars The Taming of the Shrew...Retold...Sort of
I had a hard time with the spinster, who was more of a shrew, and the earl, who was more of a jerk. Then about half way through, both characters began to develop better and become... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Rural Reader
1.0 out of 5 stars Glaring errors ruined a nice story.
Way too many errors that take you out of the story.

1) The laws of inheritance as to titles were / are very strict. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Anna MM
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings
Like the characters in this book, I have mixed feelings about it. The plot was interesting enough, but the telling of the story was sometimes tedious and at other times just plain... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Judy the Kindle Addict
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing ugly in this book
Wow, this book was as close to a Barbara Cartland book as I have ever read. The writer had a good command of English and fleshed out her descriptions of people , nature and things... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Dagmar
3.0 out of 5 stars three stars
A somewhat amusing story set in regency Ireland. The main character seems to take premarital sex awfully lightly for a woman of her time. This is not explicit but it does occur.
Published 1 day ago by Judith Martinez
1.0 out of 5 stars Good story, poorly written.
Tired prose, too many cliches and incorrectly used. Atrocious grammar and really awkward sentence structure. Read more
Published 1 day ago by JJJ
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Beverly Adam writes engaging and romantic stories that feature feisty heroines and endearing heroes. She is the author of the Regency Historical romance series Gentlemen of Honor. The redheaded writer currently resides in California where she revisits history on a regular basis as a romance novelist and biographer.

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