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An Earl for the Archeress by E. Elizabeth Watson
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Lady Mariel Crawford enters an archery contest as her brother Elmer but despite her unmatched skill she loses in a tie to the intriguing, frustrating, and very handsome Earl of Huntington. Robert of Huntington seems like any other young philanderer and Mariel, fleeing her cruel father ‘The Beast of Ayr’, trusts no man. Yet Robert proves to have a softer side that threatens her resolve to remain alone and unattached. When Robert bests a young woman at a tourney, his curiosity deepens when he realizes she is the young woman who was to have married his cruel father. when he learns that Mariel’s father conspires with the Sheriff of Nottingham Robert is compelled to protect her & the only way he can save her is by marrying her. He’s willing to lose everything to guard the Scottish wildling who has pierced his heart.
A well written novel that had a well placed plot, very good characters, romance, threats & plenty of humour. Mariel’s eye rolling had me laughing. Set in the reign of Richard the Lionheart, the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham had taken lands from nobility who wouldn’t bend to his will including the lands of the Earl of Lincoln, a strapping man who Mariel calls Little John, then there’s the relative of Robert, Will Scarlet & there are thieves living in the forests. A very good take on one of England’s best loved folklore heroes. Robert & Mariel were attracted to each other from first meeting when she entered Elmer for the archery tourney. However with Mariel’s past it was only natural that she thought the worst of Robert, he was patient & gradually broke down her defences. I thoroughly enjoyed the book & finished it in a day, I look forward to reading more from the author

My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read
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July 3, 2017 – Shelved
July 3, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
July 16, 2017 – Started Reading
July 17, 2017 – Finished Reading

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