The story begins with a very upset Ruby Hollingsford jumping from her father’s carriage when she learns that she has been tricked into attending a house party for an earl who is searching for a bride. Her father is happily offering her up, as has become his habit! He is determined to raise her status by marrying her to someone with high standing in the ton. Poor Ruby has had her share of heartbreak and bitter experiences and wants absolutely nothing to do with members of the ton. She especially abhors the idea of marrying into it. She resolves never to marry.
Whitfield Calder, Earl of Danning, is in for a surprise. He is apparently hosting a house party and in search of a bride! With the help of an interfering servant, it has all been arranged and there is nothing to be done, except to try to find ways to entertain his guests. Three young ladies and their parents have descended on his retreat for a fortnight! With no desire to marry at present, he tries to make the best of things.
Two people, set against the idea of marriage, form an alliance of sorts to try to make it through these two weeks. But will their hearts make it through unscathed? What a wonderful romance and truly likeable characters! There was a twist toward the end of the book that was such a surprise to me. I loved, loved, loved this story! (5 stars)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first Regency romance novel until she had learned a bit more about writing such as vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, she got serious about her novel writing. The Regency romance The Unflappable Miss Fairchild was her first novel to be published (March 1998). In 2011, she was delighted to move into Christian romance with the publication of The Irresistible Earl.
Besides her novels, Regina Scott has had published three Regency romance novellas (“The June Bride Conspiracy” in His Blushing Bride, “Sweeter Than Candy” in A Match for Mother, and “A Place by the Fire” in Mistletoe Kittens), which are now featured in electronic book form as Be My Bride. Her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese; and Lord Borin’s Secret Love and The Rake’s Redemption have been issued in hardcover, large print editions. Many of her works are also available as electronic books through Belgrave House’s Regency Reads line or as self-published works, such as Perfection.
Regina Scott and her husband are the parents of two sons. They reside in southeast Washington State and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. Born and raised in the Seattle area, Regina Scott is a graduate of the University of Washington. She comes by her writing talent naturally–both her parents were excellent writers in their vocations as teacher and electrical technician, now retired. Her mother envisioned the plot for “Sweeter Than Candy,” the novella which was written as a tribute to her.
Regina Scott is a devout Christian and a decent fencer; owns a historical, fantasy, and science fiction costume collection that currently takes up over a third of her large closet; and has been known to impersonate an independent consultant specializing in risk communication.
You can connect with Regina at http://www.reginascott.com and Facebook.
***Prestigious industry magazine RT Book Reviews nominated both The Heiress’s Homecoming and The Courting Campaign for a 2013 Reviewers Choice Award as the best historical Christian romance of their type!***
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