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Friday, October 2, 2015

#Review #Tour The Earl's New Bride by @francesfowlkes

  Title: The Earl's New Bride 
Author: Frances Fowlkes 
Publisher: Entangled Scandalous 
Genre: Historical Romance 
Format: Kindle

England, 1819

The Earl of Amhurst has returned to his estate in search of a wife and, more importantly, an heir. Simon Devere isn't interested in some comely, simpering creature. A beautiful woman only brings heartbreak and ruin, and Simon's disfigured visage is proof enough of that. No, he wants a wife who is unattractive and undesirable—and the homelier, the better.

But nothing about Lady Henrietta Beauchamp is homely. She is lovely and sweet...and struggles to mix with polite society when she would so much rather have plants for company. And yet Simon is her only hope for keeping Plumburn Castle in her family's possession. Even if it means marrying a man she doesn't love.

It's an impossible and unlikely match...unless this awkward beauty can bring hope back into a solitary beast's life.
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Review - 4 Stars

This was a good historical read that left you feeling like you were transported back in time with these characters. Frances did very well with this one. I am not a huge fan of historical's, but this one kept my attention throughout the whole book. I love that there was some humor in it as well. Such a great twist.

Lady Henrietta Beauchamp is the oldest sister in her family and she suffers from a stuttering problem. She is very self-conscious about her stutter so she stays to herself. She is very clumsy and always seems to draw attention to herself by doing something that embarrasses herself. Henrietta reads a lot, has a love for herbs, and is very good at knowing what herb will ail what illness. When their houseguests start falling ill, Henrietta is the only one that knows how to help them.

Earl of Amhurst, Simon has come back home to claim a wife for his own. He feels that he is not worthy of a good-looking woman because of his own looks. He has a reputation that goes with him as well that scares women away. When he is home and trying to get to know the women that have come available to make themselves his wife, he never expected to fall in love with one of the most beautiful women there. When he meets Henrietta, the sparks fly between them and Simon does not hesitate on acting on his feelings. Henrietta is hesitant to have any relations with Simon. When the other women start falling ill, Simon believes that someone is trying to eliminate his or her competition and he needs to find out what is going on. Henrietta knows that no one else knows how to use the herbs properly and is afraid that someone is getting her herbs and causing these sicknesses. I am not going to give this away because it was so interesting to find out who it was so you have to read it for yourself!

The way that Simon becomes very protective and close to Henrietta is a hint that they have stronger feelings for each other than we first thought. Henrietta's mom finally realizes that she is in love with Simon and tells her that she has to tell him so that she knows exactly how she feels. Henrietta thinks that it is too late and tries to get over her feelings. When Simon finally professes his love for Henrietta, she knows that nothing can keep them apart. These two were made for each other and are just what each other needed. Thanks Frances for a sweet story that we can get lost in!

 *Review by Melanie H

 After viewing her all-time favorite love story, “Anne of Green Gables”, at the impressionable age of ten, Frances Fowlkes has been obsessed with affable boy-next door heroes, red-heads, and romance stories with lots of “highfaluting mumbo jumbo” written within their pages. It only seems natural then that she married the boy who used to pull on her curls in her high school English class, had not one, but THREE red-headed boys, and penned multiple love stories with bits of flowery prose. When not writing, Frances loves spending time with her family, fangirling, and planning her next vacation. Frances Fowlkes, originally a northern mid-westerner, now lives in the southeast with her ardent hero of a husband, three playful and rambunctious boys, and one spoiled standard poodle. A self-professed Anglophile and summa cum laude graduate of LeTourneau University, Frances Fowlkes combines her passion for happily-ever-afters with her interests in both American and English histories.

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