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The Persistent Earl

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Beautiful Lady Phoebe Brodfield cannot imagine that the badly injured Earl of Devenham is a threat to her virtue, but as he grows stronger, so does his desire, and as her broken heart mends, her defenses disappear.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Signet
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Nov 08, 2013 QNPoohBear rated it really liked it
Lady Phoebe Brodfield has been hiding in her kindly sister and brother-in-law's London townhouse since the sudden and tragic death of her husband eighteen months ago. Phoebe was hurt dreadfully by the gossip surrounding her husband's death and is content to play nursemaid and governess to her sister's children. Major John Allen Jameson, Earl of Devenham was wounded at Waterloo after barely recovering from a previous injury. His London lodgings are no place for a sick man so his old friend, ...more
May 11, 2013 Cecilia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Not egregiously bad, but despite some melodrama involving a Villainous Villain and the heroine's imagined Great Crime of loving her first husband too much, not very compelling, either. This, I think, is because the conflict between the hero and heroine was artificial and unpersuasive, and this is at least partially evident in the fact that the entire problem is solved in two brief conversations; these conversations went something like this: (view spoiler) ...more
Mar 09, 2016 Hopefulpuffin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd say 3.5 but I'm rounding up.

Not a bad little book. Not much mystery and a stereotypical, moustache-twirling sort. The h annoyed me a bit with her low-key annoying angst but the H made up for it.
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