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An Earl Like No Other

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  264 ratings  ·  25 reviews

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…


In all his years spent roaming the world, J

Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by eKensington
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I've given this a C+ at AAR, so 3.5 stars.

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
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Mar 14, 2019 rated it liked it
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This was a new-to-me author. The storyline was good. I loved the H, and the h eventually grew on me.

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
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

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
I love every book I've read by Wilma Counts. I think she's an under appreciated author of regency romances, and could take her place with the top authors of traditional regency romances. This book is no exception. The book has both an emotionally mature hero and heroine, who face serious external challenges - both in their lives and their relationship. And the author writes so well and tells a great story. Also, the secondary characters are so well done and integral to the story, it's like watch ...more
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
Young widow Katherine Arthur Gardiner & her young son, Ned, are forced to flee the Duke, aka Grandmeanie, to go to London. The Duke was abusing her son & saying it was to prepare Ned for when he inherited. Her attorney got her a housekeeping job for the new Earl of Kendrick. The Earl is Jeremy Chilton, who just inherited his deceased father & brothers' title. Katherine's attorney is also Jeremy's friend & business partner. Katherine, who now is called Mrs. Arthur, & her son g ...more
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the most exciting book that had me turning the pages on my kindle as fast as possible. I was hooked from page one and was not disappointed. The author had me in her spell of romance and wanting more. You can sense the characters are truly likable and not storyboard cut outs. I like the way Ms Counts presented me the reader with each and every flaw to make people seem real.
You have Katherine Gardner, a widow, who is trying to protect her son from his Grandfather. She escaped from his ho
Katherine Gardiner, Lady Arthur is running from her father-in-law, Duke of Wynstan. Kate has to protect her son, Ned from the abusive behavior from the Duke. Her options are limited and she asks her son’s guardian, Mr. Phillips for help. Mr. Phillips suggests she accept the housekeeper employment offered from the Earl of Kenrick. So Kate can hide from the Duke. Jeremy Chilton, Earl of Kenrick is an impoverish lord and father trying to regain what the previous predecessors have bankrupt the estat ...more
Kathleen Crowell
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
the romance here was very awkward and did not seem to develop naturally. a bit boring and dry.
Ruby Duvall
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
DNF 33%.

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
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a sweet and different historical romance! I was getting tired of some of the same overdone tropes, and Wilma Counts provided a breath of fresh air, with a hero who spent years living among the Native Americans in Louisiana, only to be compelled to go home to Yorkshire when he inherits an earldom, and a woman who becomes a housekeeper to protect her son from his controlling and abusive grandfather. It was a well-executed novel, and I definitely recommend it to someone who wants to try a ...more
Elaine Cook
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable romance

I recall reading Wilma Counts years ago, and my recollection was that she was an entertaining writer. I wasn't disappointed with this novel. The plot was well crafted, and the characters were intriguing.
May 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Secret Identity was too long and drawn out. Resolution felt rushed and not really resolved.
Donna Foster
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
this was very good

I really liked the story I liked all her characters the storyline the interaction I would read more of her books I would recommend this
Marilyn Kavanaugh
Feb 07, 2019 rated it liked it
One untypical plot device,

that of a child who is part Arapaho, mixed with typical themes of a great estate mortgaged to the hilt and men controlling women’s lives.
Cas H.
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wilma Counts does not disappoint! Strong-willed females struggling against the restrictions of the Regency era. Conniving, snarky, downright evil characters. Dashing, honorable, sexy men. A kidnapping, a daring rescue and a happy ending. Recommend.
Victoria Leo
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Usual Plot but with some twists

The author brought a positive native American subplot in, bravo, and moved the story along nicely. The premarital sex really didn't fit the rest of the plot. Won't people read plausible plots?
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written. Good story. Wish there had been more about what the main characters liked about each other; the only personality trait each seemed to have was niceness.
This was a very interesting story. I enjoyed it very much!
Linda Holland
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Slow but the storyline pick up

It was good story, the characters were very likeable. I especially like the earl of kenwick. He was very open-minded.
i liked it. I enjoyed the earl and the housekeeper romance. I also hopes she continues to write more about other characters in story.
reita newell
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. I did want to put it down.

The book grabbed my interest from the first page and continued throughout. Well written, great plot, romantic. A perfect read.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 20, 2015 10:36AM  
  • The High Sheriff of Huntingdon
  • Brianna (Mail-Order Brides Club #4)
  • Love in the Rockies (McKinnie Mail Order Brides, #2)
  • Alma's Mail Order Husband (Texas Brides #1)
  • Westward Dreams (Montana Mail Order Brides, #7)
  • Emerald Desire (The Emerald Trilogy #1)
  • Mandy
  • Gold Rush Brides: Emmy
  • Bride of the Wild
  • The Spellbound Spirit (The Curious Collectibles #2)
  • Once Upon a Christmas Carol
  • Neverland Academy
  • The Bride Price (An African Romance, #1)
  • The Captive
  • Gideon's Secondhand Bride (Six Brides for Six Gideons, #1)
  • An Angel in the Mail
  • The Defiant Governess (Lessons in Love, #1)
  • The Best Intentions (Country House Party, #2)
Before moving to Nevada in 1994, Wilma Counts taught high school English and social studies in Germany to dependents of American forces stationed there. She loved the kids, but hated meaningless paperwork. She especially enjoyed her work with Advance Placement English, Model United Nations, and student exchanges with a Russian school.

Wilma grew up in Oregon, a product of the Leave It To Beaver era