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The Spinster and The Earl (Book 1 Gentlemen of Honor) by [Adam, Beverly]
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Length: 238 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Over 1,001 ratings on Goodreads !
Rated a very enjoyable read at almost 80 percent approval rating. 
"Tone and feel of a true historical"- ireaderreview.com
"Tuck into this delightful Regency Romance!" therevolvingbook.com
When a feisty spinster and an arrogant earl fall in love, there will be sparks! (Regency Historical Romance)- The Pop Culture Divas.
Rated a very satisfying read or as one book club reader wrote, "Fun romantic read. Ready for the next one!"- Historical Romance (Book Club).
"It was 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!"- Scandalousreads.com
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Product Details

  • File Size: 605 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lachesis Publishing Inc (September 8, 2013)
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F26SA3G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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By Karen Talley on February 16, 2015
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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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Way too many errors that take you out of the story.

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.
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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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This historical romance is pretty rough – it’s almost as if different chapters were written by different authors who only gave previous chapters a cursory read. Lady Beatrice is the titular spinster and her determination to remain single is challenged by her handsome new neighbor. There are some glaring errors that have been noted by other reviewers already (you can’t just choose to leave your title to; problems with how the Earl was addressed, etc). These things were jarring for the more savvy reader, but I was also bothered by the many continuity errors – I lost track of the number of times we were given details that contradicted previous scenes or that relied or just ignoring certain previous conversations or events hadn’t taken place (example: we’re told characters hadn’t had a chance to be alone together after a previous scene where they were alone together). It seemed as if the author (s?) had done a quick read of the book to make sure that the scenes flowed logically, much of this could have been avoided. Beatrice seemed to make several determinations to win the Earl and then in the next chapter, it would be as if she had never changed her mind. The language was also distracting – there was a lot of period language in some portions of the book, stuff that felt really shoehorned in. And then it would disappear for a while, making it seem even more jarring when it reappeared. The conflict between the characters also seemed very contrived and the magical elements seemed almost as if they were an afterthought inserted on a dare.
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