About the Book
Out of the war and into another, Captain Lord Anthony Hargreaves finds the politics of romance to be as uninviting a battle as the one that nearly cost him his life in Badajoz, Spain.
Wounded both mentally and physically from the Peninsular War in 1812, Anthony returns home to find that his older brother has died, placing Anthony next in line to inherit the estate. But he’s not ready for such responsibilities. And when Anthony’s dying father pleads with him to marry and produce an heir to preserve the family title, it nearly sends Anthony over the edge; nevertheless he dutifully faces a long line of hopeful young ladies who await him. No one grabs his attention, though, like Amelia Clarke, his mother’s stunning companion, who is off-limits for the earl. But when Anthony unwittingly puts Amelia in a compromising situation, he dedicates himself to protecting her reputation.
But the horrors Anthony faced while away from home have left him feeling broken and tormented. And Anthony finds himself drawn to Miss Clarke, the only one who can chase away his demons, but he must overcome the hostility of a society driven by class, a jealous duke bent on revenge, and himself—for could Amelia ever really love a haunted man?
About the Author
Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and explored the piano. She studied composition at BYU, graduating from the University of Utah in music theory, and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies. In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mom, pianist, composter, and arranger. She likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel, whether it’s by car, plane, or paperback.
I absolutely adore regency romance novels and Karen Tuft’s The Earl’s Betrothal was a new and delightful read! Off fighting in the war Captain Lord Anthony Hargreaves returns home from battle to discover that his family all thought he was dead. His return is quite a shock, but brings about much excitement. Upon his arrival home though much has changed, his mother has a pretty, talented, and well-spoken companion, Amelia Clarke. His sickly father also wants him to marry and produce an heir quickly, adding to the intensity of his problems. When Captain Hargreaves is unintentionally caught in a compromising situation with Ms. Clarke, he announces that they are engaged in order to save her reputation. But although, Captain Hargreaves is home and soon to wed, he is still haunted by what he saw and witnessed in the war. With social hostilities against Amelia intensifying, and the demons of the war still haunting Captain Hargreaves, will they be able to find love? Karen has written a beloved, sweet regency romance. With enjoyable characters and a page turning story from beginning to end. This novel is full of wit, humor, compromising situations, war demons, and perhaps even love. This novel is one that every regency romance reader will not want to miss.
Genre: regency, romance
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: May 1, 2016
Number of pages: 264
Content Rating: G
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided byCovenant Communications.
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