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Six Weeks with a Lord

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  152 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Grace Alnott is out of time. To save her younger brother from an abusive guardian, her merchant father’s will demands she must marry a peer. Handsome but destitute Everett Hetherington, Earl of Westbury agrees to her offer of a marriage of convenience but stipulates she must live with him for six weeks. No matter how honorable he seems she can’t allow him to get too close, ...more
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Published June 25th 2018 by Entangled: Amara
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Joanna Loves Reading
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hr, arc, reviewed
One thing I can say for certain: I WILL BE READING MORE BY EVE PENDLE!

What a delightful debut novel! Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It very nearly checked all of the boxes that I have internally on what I want in a romance. Here’s a few reasons:

1. The author clearly researched the time period the book is set in. It was there in the details and not just how-they-dressed research. It was important to plot and integrated in small details, but not overwhelming either.
2. Consent was important t
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it
I've given this a C+ at AAR, so 3.5 stars

Eve Pendle’s début historical romance, Six Weeks With a Lord,features an engaging hero, a prickly heroine and a marriage of convenience designed to help him to save his failing estate and to help her gain custody of her four-year-old brother.  The twist in the tale is that the hero is determined to keep his convenient wife, while she is anxious to go it alone at the end of an agreed period (the titular six weeks).  The story is fairly-well conceived, alth
Jayasree B
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-kindle-lib
A lot of historical romances have "the impoverished lord marries an heiress to deal with debt" plot. This book is another of this list.

It was a fun book to read. A perfect setting or two strangers to get to know and fall in love, irrespective how they got there in the first place.

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Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a marriage of convenience between Everett and Grace. It was articulately written. It's engrossing that got me hooked from the start. A must read for a historical-romance buff reader.
Addie H
Jun 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
I received this e-ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

(Tropes: Marriage of Convenience)

Quick summary: To save her 4-year-old brother from an abusive guardian Grace has to marry someone of the ton as her dowry is conditional of marrying a peer. Everett Hetherington is a poor earl who needs money for his estate after a cattle plague. They agree on a marriage in name only, but the earl demands Grace spends 6 chaste weeks with him to ke
Mandi Schreiner
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
The first chapter is so intense and delicious in this one - but after that it slowed down. I didn't feel much chemistry between the hero and heroine - and if the heroine was SO concerned about her 4 year old brother being detained by a vile person - why did she have so much sex?? ;)

Review to come
Tracy Emro
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Suze Lavender
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Grace's father has left his daughter with a huge problem. After his death Grace is about to lose her independence. Her father was a rich man, but she can only have access to money through her dowry, which means she has to marry someone first. Grace's father planned for Grace to marry the lord he selected for her and has given him custody over Grace's little brother and his inheritance. Grace doesn't want to attach herself to this evil and violent man. She fears for her brother's safety. The only ...more
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I don't usually read historical romances but there are times when a book catches your attention. Grace and Everett's tale is one of trust, romance and trying to find love while society tries to put you down. It was sweet, swoony and very good!
Caitlyn Lynch
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This Victorian romance highlights some of the appalling inequities women - even wealthy women - faced in the time period, where everything a woman owned became the property of her husband on her marriage, among other issues. Grace’s father left her hefty dowry with a stipulation. She has to marry a peer, or she’ll never see a penny. With the guardianship of her young brother left to Lord Rayner, it’s very obvious Grace’s father intended her to marry the lord as well. Knowing Rayner’s awful chara ...more
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Grace Alnott is out of time. To save her younger brother Henry from an abusive guardian Lord Rayner, her merchant father’s will demands she must marry a peer. Handsome but destitute Everett Hetherington, Earl of Westbury agrees to her offer of a marriage of convenience but stipulates she must live with him for six weeks. No matter how honourable he seems she can’t allow him to get too close, because the aristocracy cannot be trusted. Six weeks. Major Everett Hetherington, new Earl of Westbury, h ...more
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Six Weeks with a Lord by Eve Pendle is a wonderful addition to the Victorian Romance world. Debut author. Well crafted, and well written. A marriage of convenience,  emotional,  secrets, suspense,  poignant and witty, makes for a page turning story. Grace Arnott and Everett Hetherington, Earl of Westbury make an emotional,  engaging and believable couple. Sparks fly and love blossoms  What a beautiful story! Ms. Pendle is an talented author who pulled me into her story and held me there in awe. ...more
Overview: Very sweet first book from this author, but the middle was way too drawn out. The actual romance was quite sweet but the deceptions got tiring and plot became really predictable in the middle, which further slowed things down for me. Overall an enjoyable read but nothing new!

Writing: You know I love my tropes!!

- Titled lord marries rich heiress
- Heiress needs to save her little brother from antagonist
- Marriage of convenience ensues
- Lord has six weeks to win his wife's heart (and mone
Amy Alvis
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Grace and Everett's story!!

Grace will marry just about anyone to save her brother and Everett is the best of the bunch. But she wants a marriage of convenience as she doesn't trust anyone in the aristocracy. Everett needs Grace's dowry to save his family from creditors. They agree to marry, but both have conditions. The biggest one being that Grace must act as a loving wife for 6 weeks. Then Everett will let you live her life on her own. But what Grace doesn't know is that Everett has n
This debut historical romance from Eve Pendle was a gripping, satisfying book. Grace, the heroine, and Everrett, the hero, are ideally matched and I enjoyed cheering for their HEA. Ms. Pendle's knowledge of the era, her lovely prose, and deep character development made Six Weeks With A Lord a memorable read!
Lux Lewis
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Grace Alnott, a wealthy merchant's daughter has arranged a marriage of convenience with the impoverished new Earl of Westbury, Everett Hetherington. Their agreement would serve both their purposes. Grace would like to honour her father's demand of marrying a peer, with misgivings, but her dowry's release is dependent on this and also to rescue her four-year-old brother from his unkind guardian. Everett will need Grace's dowry to help the bovine farmers from their estate and pay family debts he i ...more
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The tension is rife on the pages between Grace and Everett. Both are holding on to secrets and pain that is leading them to make bad decisions. The descriptive intensity of the writing is magnificent. The scenes are vivid and emotions are described in such detail that make them pop.
Heather andrews
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everett loves it when he brings his lady happiness, “I’m glad you liked it.” Everett’s expression seemed, for lack of a better description, smug. Then he was holding her hip with one hand, steadying her, and stroking her face with the other." I liked this book, Everett I loved, although at times the man's head was up his butt.
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A marriage of convenience story. The hero, Everett, is a 2nd son who only inherits when his reckless, dissolute elder brother is killed in an accident. Never expected to inherit (“the spare”), Everett is the opposite of both his brother and father who between the 2 of them have left Everett with a mountain of debts and a close to impossible task to maintain the estate. When a epidemic sweeps across the tenant farms infecting the cows, his predicament worsens umpteenth times and Everett decides o ...more
Eve Pendle
This is an angsty marriage of convenience story between Grace, who doesn't trust lords, and Everett, Lord Westbury, who has to con her to save his tenant farmers.

If you need content or trigger warnings, you'll find some here: (along with spoilers).

Happy reading. :)
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
While it started off strong, this book ended up falling solid middle of the road for me. It had all the elements for a better story - a villainous lord with the potential to corrupt an innocent child, a head-strong female willing to do whatever it takes to save her brother, and a destitute Lord who will stop at nothing - not even a seduction - to save his family name and estate.

However, there were just too many details left out that kept me from fully enjoying this story. Let us begin with Lord
Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)
What a wonderful introduction to a new to me author, Eve Pendle has crafted a well-developed, engrossing and very romantic marriage of convenience story. Ms Pendle has created a wonderfully fresh and very romantic story. I love the whole concept of this, it is a refreshing take on the stereotypical marriage of convenience trope.

On the death of her father, who was a very wealthy merchant in his own right; Grace learns that to secure her independence, claim her dowry and to free her little brother
Meghan Lloyd
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you aren't usually into the marriage of convenience trope, this marriage of convenience will change your mind! Eve Pendle does a marvelous job of making the two characters shine in this story, even though both are deceiving the other. To give you an idea of why I think this book will knock your socks off, consider this: some of my biggest pet peeves in books are deception and insta-lust, both of which happen to varying extents in Six Weeks With A Lord. However, they are done in such a way tha ...more
Lori D
This story captures all the best of historical romance. The hero and heroine who by chance find each other and enter into a marriage of convenience that will satisfy their immediate needs. With "I have to marry a lord" being the first line in the story said by Grace Arnott, I knew this was going to be intriguing. But it was infinitely so much more. Grace's father had been a successful merchant that had recently passed away and had left in his will that she must marry a peer in order to obtain he ...more
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Publisher's Description:

Grace Alnott’s dowry comes with a condition: she must marry a lord. Desperate for money to rescue her little brother from his abusive but aristocratic guardian, she offers half her dowry in return for a marriage of convenience.

Everett, Lord Westbury, needs money for his brother’s debtors just as cattle plague threatens to destroy his estate. Grace’s bargain is a perfect solution, until he is committed and realizes gossip exaggerated her wealth. So he makes his own terms.
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Miss Grace Alnott has been put in a very uncomfortable position by her fathers Will. He has placed her little brother and his very large inheritance in the hands of his friend Lord Rayner. The idea was to force her to marry the man. Her dowry will only be released if she marries a Lord. She needs to find one that will agree to her terms.
Everett Hetherington, the new Earl of Westbury is in desperate need of a lot of money. His brother gambled away the last of the estate's money, and now disease
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just love finding a new author to follow – Eve Pendle winds a wonderful story with great characters.
Grace Alnott, is trying to find a husband, purely of convenience so that she can access her dowry. The condition that he must abide by is to let her leave in order to rescue her younger brother. Her father, a successful merchant, had left her brother in the care of a man that she fears will harm her brother. She eventually meets the Earl of Westbury, Everett Hetherington, who agrees to marry he
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Grace's father has recently passed. He stipulated in his will his daughter could not be a guardian for his four year old son and that she had to marry a peer in order to receive a dowery. Her father's intention appeared to be to force her to marry her brothers guardian. Grace wanted freedom and above all else to care for her brother. She searches the ton for a bridegroom who would
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Compelling plot and circumstances (Cattle disease! Custody battles! Legal documents whose validity I am unsure of because I'm not sure contractual terms can really supercede law but hey who has the time to look it up!) which suffer from a general lack of cohesion and somewhat contrived circumstances (i loved the miraculous queenly grandmother but plotwise it was a bit of a letdown). Would read more by this author because her underlying themes tug my interests, and I assume she will only get bett ...more
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. There were likeable features in both of the main characters. Grace knew what she wanted and was quite determined in her words and actions. Everett, was caring and strong, although he did have his secrets. I liked the fact that he encouraged Grace to adopt interests in which she excelled. They both cared for their living siblings. This was an engaging read. It also highlights the fact that women were, increasingly, working outside of the home.
I will be looking for more books
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