Twelfth Night with the Earl
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When a headstrong beauty clashes with the man she once loved, she’s determined that the spirit of Christmas will open his mind, heal his heart, and perhaps give them a reason to celebrate—for many seasons
to come . . .
As far as Ethan Fortescue is concerned, his family’s seat in Cornwall is only a source of torment, one that he’s managed to avoid for two years. Now that he’s the Earl of Devon however, he can close the door on his haunted past by locking up the cursed place for good. But upon arriving at Cleves Court, he is shocked to find the house aglow with Christmas celebrations, filled with music and laughter. And right at the center of the holiday madness is the infuriating—and eternally tempting—Theodosia Sheridan . . .
Thea has always loved the town of Cleves, especially at the holidays. As a girl, she also loved Ethan with all her heart. It’s painful to see how his brother’s tragic death has embittered him. Still, she will do anything to make sure the town thrives—even if it means going to battle with Ethan to save Cleves Court. Now she has only until Twelfth Night to make a Christmas miracle happen—by proving that his childhood home can be a source of love and wonder. But before long, she finds herself wondering if she’s trying to save the house—or its handsome master…
At least it had a happy ending
Halfway through the book, Ethan was still being stubbornly stupid and even after they made love he reverted to stupid. Once the reason for his aggressively pouty behavior was known, it didn’t seem enough to justify it. I was also thrown by the word “innit” used by the children. I’ve seen and heard it used as an improper contraction for isn’t it, so it sounded awkward when followed by a pronoun, as in “innit he”. This was a gift from Ms. Bradley but I’m not sure I’ll try another by her. I may be unfairly harsh having just finished a book by Grace Burrowes and thereby setting the writing bar very high.
Charming, warm winter romance...
This was a charming Christmas story with everything you need for a happy holiday. [name] is a strong heroine who won’t compromise or give up when the Earl — her childhood friend — comes back to his ancestral home and tells everyone he’s closing it forever. She’s determined and sweet and crafty in how she convinces him to give his home and his life a second chance. And he’s got a dark past (of course!) that he needs her help to confront. Throw in some apple tarts, rambunctious little kids, and a few late-night passionate moments, and you’ve got a warm read for a cold winter evening.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Nov 14, 2017
- Publisher: Kensington
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 80 Pages
- Language: English