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The Earl and The Enchantress

(The Enchantresses #1)

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Not all scars can be healed with a kiss.

Sebastian Lancaster, Earl of Roddam, harbors a family secret so dark he has forsaken marriage to hide the past. When fate introduces him to Lizbeth, he believes he has met his perfect match—a woman with whom he can share passion without commitment.

Lizbeth Trethow risks everything to follow her heart until Sebastian’s past returns t
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ebook, 470 pages
Published November 1st 2018 by Paullett Golden
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Sara Reads (mostly) LOTS of Romance
I received this book from author Paullett Golden in exchange for an honest review. First time I've done one of these so here goes!

4 STARS for a wonderful debut! This reminded me somewhat of a Megan Frampton or Vivienne Loret novel! Consider reading if you like them.

Finally I have written the full review!! Lol I have been so so busy and also lazy and taken basically a GR hiatus but IM BACK BITCHESSS

Short version: I really liked it. This author is brand new and her writing skills are very, very g
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Barbara Rogers
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-arc, iblog
The two very charming and compelling main characters in Paullett Golden’s debut novel have nothing keeping them apart but themselves. Each of them has very good reasons for avoiding love and marriage but they are also lonely and want more from life. Their journey to find their HEA is a lovely one where they have to learn to trust each other and open themselves to love. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know all of the characters. Each character was fully developed, robust and very rela ...more
Sarah
May 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: booksirens
Not all scars can be healed with a kiss.

Sebastian Lancaster, Earl of Roddam, harbors a family secret so dark he has forsaken marriage to hide the past. When fate introduces him to Lizbeth, he believes he has met his perfect match—a woman with whom he can share passion without commitment.

Lizbeth Trethow risks everything to follow her heart until Sebastian’s past returns to haunt them. Desperate to hide the blood on his hands, he sabotages their happiness. Everything depends on Lizbeth unravelin
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Shannon
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Escape with me," he dared
"I'm yours," she whispered.

And thus it began, a marvelous story of love. What I enjoyed most about Sebastian and Lizbeth's journey to their HEA was that it was filled with life, real issues and fears. A slow burn that ends with a WOW!

What I loved about the author was her knowledge of the era! Her descriptions are fresh and rich. Her writing is strong and emotionally driven. An author to follow.

I felt right there with Lizbeth in her need and challenge to help her new hus
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Minx
True Rating 4.5 Stars!

The Earl and the Enchantress was a true romance! This was not a lust at first sight, I have fallen deeply for you although I met you just last night, type of romance. This story was a delightful courtship that had its up and downs because it was about two people coming together who never had any intention of finding someone they would want to change for. I absolutely loved this book! It had me circling through my emotions throughout its reading.

Sebastian and Lizbeth are two
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JP
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 ⭐️
Wonderfully told story about two people finding each other when they both thought they’d be alone forever. I loved the chemistry, friendship and romance between these two. This book felt a little long but the story was lovely. I also got my HEA.

If you love regency romance then you’ll love this. This is my second book by this author and I’m definitely reading the rest of her books.

This was a Arc from BookSirens and I’ve given my honest opinion.
Rainelle
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Earl and The Enchantress, by Paullett Golden. Paullett shows her talent as a writer. Her writing provides the readers imagination to get lost in a book.
Gather around people, I have a secret to tell you. Paullett Golden has done it again. What? You say. Well, let me tell you about this little story called, The Earl and The Enchantress.
Sit back and enjoy the story. Grab tissue boxes, you may need them. Oh wow! This was a story that pulled at my heart strings. Sebastian and Lizbeth’s romance i
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Randi Annie Framnes
While fiercely independent Lizbeth Trethow is moving steadily towards spinsterhood, she is totally unprepared for what happened when she meets traumatized recluse Sebastian, Earl of Roddam. Inspite of herself she is drawn to him and helps him deal with his past.

The Earl and The Enchantress (The Enchantresses #1) by Paullett Golden is set in London and Northumberland 1790, and is the first installment in The Enchantress Series of 4 books. The story is about Lizbeth Trethow who wants to avoid bein
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Maria Dariotis
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! I just found a new author that I will be following! This was soooo good, I couldn’t put the book down. It was engaging from the first page. Well written with plenty of intrigue, emotions, sizzling chemistry and mystery. I’m so glad I found Paulette Golden! Now on to her next enticing book! “I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review."
Joanna Loves Reading
There was much thought and care put into this book, and I give kudos to the author for that. I wish I could say I liked it more, but it ultimately fell flat for me. I thought that it could have used a heavy hand at editing without losing the focus of the story, as there were times when it felt tedious and redundant. I am hiding the rest of this review due to spoiler potential.(view spoiler) ...more
Laura Jean
***SPOILER ALERTS***

Usually regency romance is not my thing. However, this was a really good book.

There are a couple of things that I feel set this book apart from the majority of regency romances I have read. First, there was an element of psychological fiction in this novel. The male protagonist is suffering from guilt and emotional trauma. At the point of the denouement, when I assumed her love would be the balm to heal him [eye-roll], HE actually did the work, thinking about the traumatic ev
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Janet
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved The Earl and the Enchantress, with its charming and witty Lizbeth, the refreshingly deep connection she builds with the complex, tortured, but honorable and good-hearted Sebastian, and those well-timed (and oh my! steamy 🤭) intimate scenes. I don't come across many books that bring together smarts and spice so perfectly. 😍 I'm looking forward to reading Charlotte and Drake's story next!!!

4.5⭐s.
Jennifer Perkins
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Rose Blue
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars as reviewed at Roses Are Blue: https://wp.me/p3QRh4-PS

Lizbeth Trethow lost her mother at age seven, and from that tender age started taking on the responsibilities of running her father’s household and caring for her baby sister, Charlotte. Now after several seasons, and watching how her friends’ marriages have turned out, she’s decided that wedded bliss is not for her. She has no desire to become a man’s property and only a strong love from an exceptional man will change her mind. Whi
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Cheryl
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an enthralling story. Lizbeth is determined not to marry as she has no intention of just being cast aside but wants an equal partnership. She is attracted to Sebastian, Earl of Roddam and thinks she could have an equal say with him. Sebastian is also attracted to Lizbeth but he has a secret in his past and thinks himself unworthy. He is an honourable man and cares for his tenants. In the story we also meet up with his cousin, the duke, plus Lizbeth’s family. Secrets are slowly revealed ...more
No Apology Book Reviews
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A solid, well-written debut with relatable characters

Thank you to the author, who asked if I would like to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I liked this book quite a bit! I wouldn’t say I was utterly riveted, but I didn’t like having to stop reading, either. I had no major problems with it, but a few small things bothered me. Not enough to detract from my enjoyment, though.

Thoughts on the writing and story

There were several parallels to Pride and Prejudice, but I’m not sure if they w
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Joanna E.Lopez
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You know that ghost is me.

Bookworm Lisbeth Tethow escapes to the library during a debutante ball only to meet a gentleman similarly hiding from the ball. Lisbeth learns he is none other than the brooding reclusive Earl of Roddam; Sabastian Lancaster. He challenges Lisbeth about a book they both read. Lisbeth takes the challenge and they discusses various topics. Lisbeth flees when she realizes they are alone in the library; together. Lol. Which is unheard of and scandalous. Also, she doesn't wa
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Gabriela
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoy romance novels because, generally, the title gives away who ends up together.  The Duke and the Maid, well, the duke ends up marrying his maid.  The Marquis and the Governess, well, the marquis ends up marrying his children’s governess.  It’s a predictability that is soothing and I know will have a HEA.  But, I also enjoy reading a little about what happened AFTER the marriage, as well as the journey (often with several misunderstandings) that got them to that point.  This book has both. ...more
Melissa
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"It's not my fault you insist on holding our book club meeting naked. You're a crude and classless man." The rest of whatever she had planned to say muffled beneath his lips." This book was a siren to my book loving soul.

I absolutely adored the way Ms. Golden weaved so much classic literature into the story. It added so much extra charm. Sebastian and Lizabeth were wonderfully written character's. One of my favorite parts of the book -without giving too much away- was that they storyline continu
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Charlotte “Lizbeth” Trethow has watched her friends’ marriages and she’s decided she wants nothing to do with marring and becoming some man’s property so there’s not going to be any wedded bliss for her. She’s quite intrigued and attracted to Sebastian Lancaster, Earl of Roddam when she meets him. Her thought on marriage take a different turn when she meets Sebastian he’s a handsome, witty, intellectual and thoughtful man whom she feels she could grow to care for, but Sebastian has demons of his ...more
Kendra
Received this story in exchange for an honest review author and Voracious Readers Only.

And frankly, loved it. Solid, sweet story line, with enough tension to make it interesting, but without the annoying "no one really talks to each other" that can be common with romances. It is there, it's just not ridiculous, dragged out, and annoying, and does a great job wrapping it up. Seriously loved this book, the heroine was strong, which is appealing, with the hero to match.

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Bek Barrett
Oct 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Well developed relationship between the two main characters and I loved seeing how they progressed throughout the story. However, I didn't love the sometimes awkward change in language from old-fashioned and modern day and I felt the book could have flowed better, especially at the beginning when interactions seemed a bit forced. However, definitely got better by the end and had a great resolution.
April
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow! This book was richly detailed like a fine tapestry where you see intricate, minute details in each section. I'll be honest, I didn't care for either Roddam or his cousin, Annick, at first. Roddam grew on me as I got to know him better ... what made him tick and what made him into the person he was when Lizbeth met him. Annick not so much but I'm willing to give him a chance in the next book.

The relationship between Lizbeth and Sebastian wasn't easy and it certainly wasn't a fairy tale from
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charlotte “Lizbeth” Trethow has watched her friends’ marriages and she’s decided she wants nothing to do with marring and becoming some man’s property so there’s not going to be any wedded bliss for her. She’s quite intrigued and attracted to Sebastian Lancaster, Earl of Roddam when she meets him. Her thought on marriage take a different turn when she meets Sebastian he’s a handsome, witty, intellectual and thoughtful man whom she feels she could grow to care for, but Sebastian has demons of his ...more
Tam
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great, multi-faceted characters. Very interesting plot. Just steamy enough. Kept me intrigued from the first page to the last.

#TheEarlandTheEnchantress #NetGalley
Purplegirl
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having been a romance reader for over 20 years, I’ve developed a strict criteria by which I judge a story:
1) Relatable, lovable, desirable characters
2) Engaging and compelling story
3) Believable conflict
4) Love scenes are within context of characters/story
5) Satisfactory resolution

How does The Earl and the Enchantress, the debut novel from Paullett Golden measure up?
Lizbeth and Sebastian are characters that immediately get your attention and draw you in to their stories. Why does Lizbeth esche
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Tracy
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Earl and the Enchantress is Book One in The Enchantresses series by Paullett Golden. It's a historical romance set in England in 1790. Lizbeth Trethow's aunt wants to see her nieces wed, but Liz has other ideas. She's determined to remain unmarried, to keep her independence and not become some man's property to do with as he pleases. She's too outspoken and opinionated to appeal to most of the gentlemen suitors among London's elite, in any case, and she plans to become a lady's companion and ...more
Jasmine Warren
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I have a new found love for reading historical romances. I really enjoyed this book. I have been told that there were a few historical inaccuracies and the use of modern words in the novel that could pull the reader out of the story in several places.

This book is a Georgian Romance set in 1790, a time period that few romance authors seem to write about. Most romance authors seem to set their stories in the Regency era or the Victorian era. I liked the descriptions of places, from Cornwal
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Roberta Franklin
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
London, 1790: Lizbeth isn’t like all the other middle-class girls her age, she doesn’t want to get married just to ensure her future and then depend on a man; so, during a ball where her aunt hopes to find a suitable young man for her, she escapes and goes to the library instead – where she meets a man who impresses her with his knowledge on philosophy and literature! She still insists that she doesn’t intend to get married; though, which amuses the handsome young man who calls himself ‘Roddam’. ...more
Marie77
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
During the first half of this book, I felt like I was reading “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott. I enjoyed how the first 7 or 8 chapters really left you “hanging,” in a sense, and wanting to read the next chapter. The overall plot was fantastic, while the character’s description and language fit matched the time period. Regarding the characters, I appreciated how some of them were given a certain "negative" description in the beginning of the book but later turned out to have a deeper backgro ...more
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