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The Earl's Christmas Pearl

(Duke's Daughters #4.5)

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A duke's daughter. An irrestible earl. And an energetic Corgi named Mr. Shorty. What more could you want in a Christmas novella by Megan Frampton?

It's Christmastime in London, and Lady Pearl Howlett is eagerly ready for the festivities—until her family goes off to their country estate...accidentally leaving her home alone! But she's not dismayed. Rather, she's thrilled to
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ebook, 160 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Avon Impulse
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Mara
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-owned
So upfront - if "historical accuracy" (which if you follow me, you know my feelings about :D) is one of the most important things to you in a historical romance, you're not going to like this. This is all possible, but not probable. That said. I could not care less, because this was so much fun. I mean, it's based on a "Home Alone" set up and has an adorable Corgi named Mr. Shorty. And a snowed-in, forced proximity element. Hello-- this is all my catnip. I had a great time with this one & ...more
Stacee
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve enjoyed the books in series, so there was no way I was going to skip a Christmas novella.

I loved Pearl and Owen. She feels a little invisible and wants an adventure. He feels a little used and want to be left alone. Together they’ve been somewhat thrown together and have a great time learning about each other.

Plot wise, it was sweet. There’s loads of conversation and puns and each one provided something the other needed. I really enjoyed seeing them talk and even though it was a quick
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Kayla Brunson
Adorable! This was such a cute and quick holiday treat. I easily loved Pearl and Owen AND Mr. Shorty the corgi.

To keep this short, these two were meant for each other and reading about them figuring that out had a constant smile on my face. This is filled with terribly funny puns, steamy scenes, and just plain holiday goodness.

If you are looking for a historical holiday novella then pick this one up!

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Elodie
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Earl’s Christmas Pearl
A Duke's Daughters Novella
Megan Frampton
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Release date 10/29/2019
Publisher Avon

Blurb :

It's Christmastime in London, and Lady Pearl Howlett is eagerly ready for the festivities—until her family goes off to their country estate...accidentally leaving her home alone! But she's not dismayed. Rather, she's thrilled to do exactly what she wants. Unfortunately, this daughter of a duke doesn't know how to do anything.
The Earl of Llanover
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romancejunkie
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-reviews
Lady Pearl Howlett is acidentally left home alone on christmas time, but she is thrilled to finally have the oportunity to be who she was without the restrictions of her family. When she discovers that she is without supplements, she goes to her neighbour's house to ask for help and there she meets Owen Dwyfor, The Earl of Llanover. The two start living together for the time their parents are away, and begin to fall in love.
Cute and enjoyable read.
I received an free arc copy of this book
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Earl's Christmas Pearl by Megan Frampton is book 4.5 in the A Duke's Daughters Series. This is the story of Pearl Howlett and Owen Dwyfor, The Earl of Llanover. I have read the previous books but fee you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Pearl finds herself home alone when her family heads out leaving her accidentally behind. But Pearl wants to make the most of this freedom but finds she has limits by herself. Owen just wants to have a Christmas alone with his faithful ...more
AnnMarie
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Earl's Christmas Pearl is book 4.5 in the Duke's Daughters series by Megan Frampton. I haven't read any of the other books so can happily say that this book can be read as a standalone one.

Lady Pearl Howlett feels constricted by society and its rules for women. When she finds herself in London, home alone after her parents leave for the country without her (think of Kevin in the Home Alone movies) she is absolutely thrilled. She isn't sure how long she will have until she is missed, but
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Barbara Rogers
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: Duke’s Daughters #4.5
Publication Date: 10/29/19
Number of Pages: 144

This is a really quick, lovely, fun Victorian Christmas story. It is well written and the characters are relatable and very sweet. You can’t go wrong with this book if you want a romantic Christmas read.

Lady Pearl Howlett is the ‘NOT’ sister. Nobody particularly notices her other than she is NOT the intelligent sister, and she is NOT the scandalous sister, etc. Even her mother doesn’t really notice her – that is how she
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Niki
When she is accidentally left behind at her family's London townhouse during Christmas, Lady Pearl Howlett is thrilled to have some time alone. However, as a privileged duke's daughter she doesn't know how to cope with practical matters such as feeding herself, not that there's any food to be found in the closed up house anyway.

Owen Dwyfor, the Earl of Llanover, is spending the holiday nursing an injured leg in his godmother's London townhouse. He's looking forward to being away from his
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Janet
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's Christmastime in London, and Lady Pearl Howlett is eagerly ready for the festivities until her family goes off to their country estate accidentally leaving her behind. She's thrilled to do exactly what she wants until she realises she doesn't know how to do anything.
Owen Dwyfor, the Earl of Llanover has come to London to take refuge in his godmother's townhouse, free to be as awkward and grumpy as he wants, with only his pet Corgi, Mr. Shorty, for company, he’s ready for a quiet holiday
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Nen & Jen
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but I was pleasantly surprised! It was quirky, had an adorable meet-cute and the perfect amount of scandal for a historical romance novella. I requested this ARC mainly because of the historical setting and Christmas element… It’s my favourite holiday of the year and I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on more romances like this. They add a certain extra cheer to the build up of my fav festive season! Yes… I’m the
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Norah Gibbons
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. The Earl’s Christmas Pearl is a Duke’s Daughters series Christmas Novella by Megan Frampton.
Lady Pearl Howlett was accidentally left behind when her mother left London to spend Christmas at the family seat in the country. Alone for the first time in her life Pearl is delighting in the freedom this brings until she realises that being alone also means there is no food in the house. Owen Dwyfor, Earl of
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aarya
B lightning review: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2...

Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Connie Fischer
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lady Pearl Howlett, daughter of the Duchess of Marymount, has just realized that her mother has left for London to celebrate Christmas with family members and left her behind. How could her mother not miss her? Oh, but she is totally delighted. The staff has been allowed to go home for Christmas and she is entirely alone. She cannot believe her luck and her freedom.

The first thing she wants to do is go have a beverage somewhere all by herself. As she hurries out the front door, she nearly slips
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MrsMascara
Nov 13, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a lovely premise for a story, the overlooked Pearl Hewlett, the sole unmarried daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Marymount, has been forgotten in town, just before Christmas, by her mother. She decides to enjoy some freedom and autonomy by camping out in their town house until she is remembered.

Owen, Earl of Llanover Is fed up with the demands of his family since he inherited his title, his three sisters and his mother are constantly demanding, and he has come to London to recuperate
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Jessi
The last Howlett sister gets her HEA in this short story after Pearl, who feels that she is the "not" sister (not the loudest, not the prettiest, etc.), manages to be left home alone. She rightly determines that if she just lingers long enough during Christmas shopping, her mother won't notice that she's not in the carriage. While she's initially jubilant, she soon realizes that she might not have thought of some problems in her quest to be alone. No servants means she doesn't know where things, ...more
b.andherbooks
Lady Pearl is the daughter and sister no one ever notices, which means she gets left behind in her family's London home after a large shopping trip. With no servants and no food in the house, she appeals to her grumpy neighbor, the Earl of Llanover for assistance. He's alone in London with only his Corgi Mr. Shorty for company, in order to recover from a leg injury he sustained on his Welsh sheep farm. While trying to maintain propriety, the two share the holiday season and fall in love while ...more
Lynn
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
The Earl's Christmas Pearl is a delicious little nugget of a novella. It's a few days before Christmas and Lady Pearl discovers that she is alone. She's been left behind by her mother and the servants have the holiday off. She's overjoyed - never has she been alone. But she soon finds being alone isn't all it's cracked up to be when there's no food in the house. Luckily, there's a handsome, grumpy, Welsh earl spending the holiday alone in the house next door...

This is a quick read, full of
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Laurie
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
"The Earl's Christmas Pearl" by Megan Frampton was a delightful Christmas romance. I found it to be a witty and charming story featuring endearing, well-developed main characters in Lady Pearl Howlett and Owen, the Earl of Llanover. Pearl, who finally had the opportunity to step out of the shadows cast by her four sisters, turned out to be very sweet and adventurous, with an excellent sense of humor. She did a wonderful job of coaxing Owen out of his grumpiness.

As for Owen, I loved how
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Michelle
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 *
I've enjoyed the previous books in this series so was excited for this novella.
I enjoyed Lady Pearl and Owen (and Mr. Shorty). Their puns were funny and I laughed out loud at most of them.
I think I would have liked a bit more from them in the end. There were a few things left out that seems obvious but I like to read them anyway. Like her dress would be greatly soiled and wrinkled if she had worn it for that many days. Would there not be one of her dresses still in the house? If she didn't
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MaryAnn
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-12-2019
Grade: B | 3.5 stars

A little silly but mostly super cute and surprisingly sexy. Pearl and Owen were really sweet together. I liked how Christmasy this novella was, it’s always irritating to pick up a Christmas romance and find very little Christmas. I didn’t mind that this is a wallpaper historical but at times it just didn’t make sense. The author seems to think Welsh earls are basically wealth sheep farmers. It’s not so much ahistorical as it is nonsensical. Still, this was a fun read and I’d
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Beth SHULAM
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lady Pearl Howlett is left behind in London right before Christmas. She's ecstatic, but then realizes that she has no idea how to take care of herself. She visits her neighbors house to find shelter and finds the Earl of Llanover recuperating in the house and they wade through the cold winter nights together!!

This was a quick sweet Christmas novella. Perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit.
Bree
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Utterly charming little Christmas novella complete with a mildly grumpy injured Earl, and a young lady relishing her unexpected freedom, and its unexpected challenges- like stoking fires and finding cloaks. Add snow, an utterly adorable dog, holly, and fried eggs and you’ve got a sweet story to curl up with that’ll leave a smile on your face.
Stephanie Marie
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, book-battle
This was such a cute Christmas romance! I read this in one sitting and couldn’t put it down. I’ll definitely be checking out more from this author. I loved how much the character’s mutual consent played such a big role in their shenanigans. Highly recommend for fellow romance readers looking for some Christmas spirit.
Carrie
2 stars plus half a star for Mr. Shorty the corgi and a hot Welshman (or the "sheepish" Welsh earl)
See my comment on my review for Gideon to partially understand my obsession with Welshmen.
Michelle
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pub date : Oct 2019
A cute, quick romance that was just what I needed. Ms Frampton has the ability to get you into her characters easily, and when the suddenly free Pearl meets the grumpy Earl Owen, I was all in.
Tarra
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adorable. Wanted to read more!
Heather
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019
Way too short
Patricia West
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A delightful story
tysephine
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, romance
3.5 stars
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Megan Frampton's love affair with books began when her parents moved her to a remote town in New Hampshire where there was only one television station. And then the TV broke. She devoured every book of fiction in her well-read parents' library, finding special joy in Georgette Heyer and the fairy tales collected and translated by Andrew Lang. Megan majored in English literature at Barnard College ...more

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