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The Earl and the Hoyden (Harlequin Historical Romance)
by Mary Nichols (Goodreads Author)
Miss Charlotte Cartwright has never forgotten Roland Temple's contemptuous rejection of her hand in marriage. And she's not about to forgive either - even if Roland is now older, wiser, and ten times as handsome! Roland has returned home from the wars to find much has changed - including his spitfire of a neighbour. He's soon determined to right the wrongs of the past... a ...more
Kindle Edition, 380 pages
(first published October 1st 2008)
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May 16, 2010 Rane rated it really liked it · review of another edition
With deep roots in the old traditional regency, The Earl and the Hoyden not only had a strong plot but was deeply character driven with two strong leads whom have some past issues that stand in their way, but some other past troubles they need to get over in order for their love to truly bloom.
Mary Nichols shows the hardships women had to go through as they try to work in trade. Something that was vulgar for even a gentleman to be in, but a woman to even think about it was unheard of, and if ...more
Born in Singapore to a Dutch-South African father and an English mother, Mary Nichols came to England when she was three and considers herself totally English. Her father, like many people who learn English as a second language, would have no sloppiness, either spoken or written, and Mary puts her love of the language down to him. He was also a great reader and there were always books in the house ...moreMore about Mary Nichols...