Engaged to the Earl
Christopher Beck came striding into a glamorous London drawing-room and can’t believe his eyes. The last time he’d seen Gwendolyn Penhallow, she was a dreamy, strong-willed girl with a wild imagination ...more
We’re told Gwendolyn and Christopher are such great friends as children but we only get one real interaction with them during that time and it’s not exactly the friendliest. And honestly, they didn’t spend much time tog ...more
Publication Date: 2/25/20
Number of Pages: 384
Christopher Beck was a delightful hero, you couldn’t help but love him. As a very young man, he had a contentious relationship with his father. His father didn’t understand Christopher at all and was constantly pushing him into things that Christopher just hated. So, when Christopher was twenty, he decided to leave home – and when he told his father he was leaving, but would write – his father told him not to bother. He ...more
Gwendolyn considers herself lucky to be engaged to the most perfect man an ...more
I wish I could say this got better the more I read, but unfortunately, it didn’t. If you’re looking for an epic romance, you won’t find it here!
*Thank you to the publisher for sending a free copy f ...more
The Penhallow Dynasty series #4
Release date 02/25/2020
Christopher Beck came striding into a glamorous London drawing-room and can’t believe his eyes. The last time he’d seen Gwendolyn Penhallow, she was a dreamy, strong-willed girl with a wild imagination, and now she’s a beautiful and beguiling young lady . . . who’s engaged to Society’s darling the Earl of Westenbury. Christopher had fled England to seek ...more
I am sure this would be lovely for others. It just wasn't for me.
I hated this book. The characters were bland. The MC was so annoying, she was written like a child. She always went off on these tangents, and had so many flight of ideas. They were so long and annoying to read, about random thoughts the author thought it was funny to string along. I get that when she kisses the earl she does that because she’s not into it, but stil, her thoughts of that of a child and the author could have went about it in a very different way. Surprised t ...more
Apparently, I haven't read any of the books in this series yet--not sure how that happened!--but it worked perfectly fine as a standalone. And, bonus! I've now got 3 more books to add to my TBR. Not that I needed any help in that department, mind you... ;)
I really loved Christopher and Gwendolyn, even though he wasted his big opportunity to marry Gwennie the first time she asked him, at age fourteen, to get it over with quickly and ...more
Gwendolyn Penhallow is 21 years old in 1818 when she becomes engaged to the Earl. They both say it was love at first sight and they mean it. This is why she is so confused when her heart skips a beat when her neighbor Christopher returns after a seven year absence.
Christopher doesn't realize at first that the beautiful woman he is staring at is his neighbor who was just 14 wh ...more
The story's main characters, Gwendolyn and Christopher, were quite likea ...more
There wasn’t a huge amount of conflict between the hero and heroine. They were attracted to each other and enjoyed spending time together, and it made a nice change for the two protagonists to be friends and kind to each other.
The book was more concerned with showing Christopher’s pain at his estrangements, and on developing Gwendolyn’s understanding.
The way that Lisa Berne developed Gwendolyn’s character and understa ...more
But that little plan of hers has just hit a little snag, a man from her past has come home seeking a bride of his own and he has his sights set on Gwendolyn!
Engaged to the Earl is a captivating friends to lovers historical romance novel that is destined to charm readers. Historical romances are normally n ...more
Gwen has been bought to London for her season by Duchess of Egremont, Cousin Judith. There is plenty of adventure with the Duchess’s family with mixup and secret hatred causing confusion and a last minute elopement. Gwen is a modern lady for her time and it’s her sense of adventure which will find true love.
It’s worth sticking with this adventure ...more
I was so exited for this book,I read the others first three books just so i can read this one but i didn't even finish half of it. The writing is amazing. The story is great, though I felt it was stretched - not sure if it fit but couldn't think of another one- and made it annoying for me. I loved Gwendolyn in the previous book but here she was so annoying that i couldn't finish the book after trying to finish it more that five times. Christopher is a great hero but he was such a child while dea...more
Gwendolyn really had a little bit of growing up to do and she does it beautifully as she rekindles her friendship with Christopher and they spend time together.
But what should she do? She needs to follow her heart and it may take her awhile to get there, but her journey is enjo ...more
The full review was originally published in Library Journal, January 2020 v. 145 no. 1 and online in Library Journal Romance Reviews. ...more
Gwendolyn plans to go to London, meet the Prince, dance at balls, wear beautiful gowns and fall in love. And she does! The earl is handsome, courteous, and so proper. There are the funniest scenes when they kiss. Soon, Gwendolyn realizes that she is less than enamored with him and his family. On the sidelines is her longtime friend, Christopher, recently returned from living abroad. Their story is a warm unraveling if finding love. What a great read!