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An Earl Like No Other
Katherine Gardiner, a young English widow, has only one dream: to protect her son—a future duke—from her merciless father-in-law. Determined and desperate, she has no option but to take the guise of a housekeeper and escape to Yorkshire where the only hope is the enigmatic Earl of Kenrick…
…LOVE SAVED THE DAY
In all his years spent roaming the world, J...more
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I feel compelled to explain up front that in spite of the middling rating, I actually enjoyed it very much. The novel tells the story of a man struggling to make a go of an unexpected inheritance, and a widow who is trying to protect her young son from his harsh and dictorial grandfather.
Jeremy Chilton, the third son of the Earl of Kenrick, has spent the past decade living with a tribe of Arapaho Indi ...more
The book would benefit greatly from an experienced editor. There were numerous grammatical errors throughout the book. There were also multiple repetitive or unimportant passages that should have been condensed, and events which were written passively but could have contributed to the action if written differently. At times, the writing and dialogue were awkward and unpolished. It took me a few da ...more
I had a smile on my face as when I finished this book. What a fabulous story and so well written.
AN EARL LIKE NO OTHER by Wilma Counts is a gem.
Katherine Gardiner is left widowed and with a young son who is the heir destined to a dukedom. The current duke, Katherine's father in law has had Katherine and his grandson, Ned, virtual prisoners in Wynstan Castle to make sure Ned gets a proper education and upbringing. Katherine finds the Duke of Wynstan to be an oppressive brute who uses physical di ...more
You have Katherine Gardner, a widow, who is trying to protect her son from his Grandfather. She escaped from his ho ...more
The writing was very dry. The romantic tension was next to nonexistent. Several times, a scene would pause for multiple pages to recall a conversation in the past (in too much detail, all of it dry and boring). I kept thinking to myself, "Why is this conversation here? It's not adding anything to the story and could be summarized in one paragraph."
One scene had the H/h meeting unexpectedly in the library at night, and the resulting conversation was so polite and bereft of desire that I w ...more
An Earl Like No Other by Wilma Counts is a wonderfully life like story. Jeremy Chilton is a third son and never expected to inherit the Earldom. He must leave the America's and his wife's indian family behind, and become the Earl. His wife died while birthing his daughter so he must take Little Willow with him to live in England with him.
He finds out that the family has many loans against them, and that he must earn the money before the deadline in order to pay the outstanding loans his father i ...more
Wilma grew up in Oregon, a product of the Leave It To Beaver era ...more