The Earl's New BrideThe Earl’s New Bride by Frances Fowlkes

http://www.francesfowlkes.com/

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Gallery

  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous (September 7, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 7, 2015
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0140MQWSC

(From Amazon)

No woman dared to love him…

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.

MY THOUGHTS

A twisted version of Beauty and the Beast. The heroine in this story has a stutter and the hero has a disfigurement.
An interesting Regency tale with a few twists and turns. “The Earl’s New Bride” will keep the reader engaged. I found it to be a quick read with some interesting characters and a unique storyline. Well written. An enjoyable and satisfying read. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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