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The Spinster and The Earl (Book 1 Gentlemen of Honor) Kindle Edition
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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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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.
1) The laws of inheritance as to titles were / are very strict. The old Earl would NOT have been "choosing the heir that will inherit his estate and title", announcing the family will know who it is when his will is read. His (nonexistent) money, maybe, but title, no. It certainly wouldn't have gone to a nephew who was the third son in his family.
2) Earls are not addressed as "Your Grace" doing so constantly was very distracting and off putting.
3) Was Dru her paid companion or her maid? Those were two very distinctly different roles / jobs, with different social standing.
4) He's laying in bed, she's standing over him, his his lips descend on hers? (I would overlook this, but his "descend on hers" multiple times.)
5) She leaves to get her father a wrap, but comes back in after eavesdropping to adjust the wrap he let slip (the one she went to get). Things like this happen several times.
6) The Earl has a broken leg and needs to be carried to lunch, but by that evening, it's being suggested that he and she should take a walk in the garden...
This had the potential to be a very good story, and the author has a lot of potential, but she needs to do more research, and she needs someone to edit for continuity in her storyline.
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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