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01 April 2010

Book Review: An Earl To Enchant by Amelia Grey


Title: An Earl To Enchant
Author: Amelia Grey
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN: 9781402217616
Genre: Historical Romance

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From the Publisher
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He’s determined not to be a hero…

Lord Morgandale is as notorious as he is dashing, and he’s determined no woman will tie him down. But from the moment Arianna Sweet appears on his doorstep, he cannot resist the lure of her fascinating personality, exotic wardrobe, and tempting green eyes…

She has a deadly secret…

Arianna Sweet never imagined the significance of her father’s research until after his untimely death. Now she is in possession of his groundbreaking discovery, one that someone would kill for. She can’t tell Lord Morgandale her secret, but she knows she needs his help, desperately…


My Review:

Amelia Grey's third novel in The Rogues' Dynasty series, An Earl To Enchant, will capture the reader's attention from the beginning words of Lady Elder's letter to her grandson Lucas to the very end of the novel. An Earl To Enchant is brilliantly written, with delightful characters, descriptive prose, witty dialogue, with just the right touch of mystery and romance intertwined. Lucas Randolph Morgandale, the ninth Earl of Morgandale is at his country home, Valleydale, trying to escape from his cousins' machinations at trying to marry him off. Lacking anything to do, the Earl goes through his solicitor to have a courtesan sent to Valleydale. When Arianna Sweet appears at his door, the Earl is convinced she is the courtesan, yet she thinks he an ogre. Morgan quickly realises his mistake and inquires why she would be at his home. Arianna had been living in India with her father who was working with The Royal Apothecary Scientific Academy when he died. Arianna was told she was to go to Lady Elder at Valleydale should anything happen to him, so she followed his wishes, but she could not have known Lady Elder had passed away. Still recovering from a fever Arianna caught upon the ship, Morgan has her and her lady's maid, Beabe stay with them while he finds a suitable companion for her, and the person who comes to mind is Mrs. Constance Pepperfield. Constance will help Arianna set up a home in London, find a suitable companion, help her re-enter the London scene and find Mr. Warburton, who Arianna needs to see desperately, for Arianna has a secret only Beabe knows and it could cost all of them quite a lot. An Earl To Enchant is a novel that will definitely enchant the reader. The characters are charming, witty, and intelligent and one cannot help but want to know what is going to happen next. Grey weaves in Arianna's secret and adds a twist with Gibby, Sir Randolf Gibson, who will appear in her future Rogues' Dynasty series. An absolute delight to read, An Earl To Enchant is a novel readers will greatly enjoy.

The author, Amelia Grey, will be guest blogging here on the release date of this novel, so please stop back on April 6, 2010 to read what Amelia has to write about.

I received a complimentary copy of An Earl To Enchant by Amelia Grey from Sourcebooks. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.

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4 comments:

Carol L. said...

I truly love Ameliea Grey's books. I am thrilled to see she will be here on her book's release date.Thank you for the blurb on this new book. As usual I am looking forward to reading this new release.
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

Mary said...

I hadn't heard of this book (or series). Loved your review and added the title to my list :)

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thank you for another great review!

Bill ;-)

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have not read this author! What a wonderful review and I will be looking for this series! I really enjoy Historical reads.