An Earl Like No Other

by Wilma Counts
ISBN: 978-1-60183-314-3
Publish Date: 9/1/2014
Format: ePub
Categories: Romance Historical, E-only, E-Originals , ePub



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When All Seemed Lost…

Katherine Gardiner, a young English widow, has only one dream: to protect her son—a future duke—from her merciless father-in-law. Determined and desperate, she has no option but to take the guise of a housekeeper and escape to Yorkshire where the only hope is the enigmatic Earl of Kenrick…

…Love Saved The Day

In all his years spent roaming the world, Jeremy Chilton never braced himself for the burden of a much-damaged inheritance. Now, the new Earl of Kenrick must save his family legacy and raise his motherless young daughter as a proper English lady. His only salvation is his beautiful housekeeper, Kate. But as her secrets unravel, much that is puzzling about her falls into place. No wonder the Earl has caught himself imagining her more wife than employee. Clearly she belongs at Kenrick—safe in his arms. Now, if only he can convince her to agree…

About Wilma Counts:

Before moving to Nevada in 1994, Wilma Counts taught high school English and social studies in Germany to dependents of American forces stationed there. She loved the kids, but hated meaningless paperwork. She especially enjoyed her work with Advance Placement English, Model United Nations, and student exchanges with a Russian school.

Wilma grew up in Oregon, a product of the Leave It To Beaver era. She holds degrees in education and international relations. Having traveled widely, she is keenly interested in politics and international relations. She freely admits to being a C-SPAN junkie.

A member of the Romance Writers of America, she has written two Regency novels and a novella for Zebra. Willed to Wed is slated for publication in September, '99, and My Lady Governess in February, '00. Her current projects include another Regency and a novel set in the American West. She contributes a regular column on grammar and usage to the local RWA newsletter. Besides her interest in travel and writing, Wilma is an avid reader and she loves to cook, garden, and gamble—not necessarily in that order.

Photo Credit: Doug Deacy


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NOT MY CUPPA TEA (Monday, September 01, 2014)
Reviewer: Patricia McKenna Van Hulle

Young widow Katherine Arthur Gardiner & her young son, Ned, are forced to flee the Duke, aka Grandmeanie, to go to London. The Duke was abusing her son & saying it was to prepare Ned for when he inherited. Her attorney got her a housekeeping job for the new Earl of Kendrick. The Earl is Jeremy Chilton, who just inherited his deceased father & brothers' title. Katherine's attorney is also Jeremy's friend & business partner. Katherine, who now is called Mrs. Arthur, & her son go to live at Jeremy's estate with his precocious daughter, Cassandra. There are mysterious happenings, the local rich Sir Mortimer making trouble,a growing & deep friendship between Ned & Cass, the "I always get what I want" Charlotte, sabotage aplenty, a huge debt over Jeremy's head & a budding love in this romance. Will Jeremy need to marry the spoiled daughter? Can Kat ask Jeremy for help with the evil Duke? When will the deep doodoo hit the fan?

I wanted this book because I loved the book cover & Ms. Counts is a new-to-me author. I loved Kat & her son's story of fleeing & starting over. The begin of this tale, when Jeremy is found in the wilds of America, with his half Native American daughter, was so very descriptive. Ms. Counts spun such a very visual tale, that I could feel the fresh breeze & smell the roasting meat. Jeremy had some serious struggling with Cass & her many changes. This poor little girl's essence was slowly choked out of her by her racist nurse. Ms. Counts wrote many great secondary characters like Aunt Elinor, but she can serious write a great evil & cruel character, like snobby Charlotte & her daddy. This book had many good points like the growing friendship between Ned & Cass, also the bond of Kat & Cass, but my favorite part was the troublemaking daddy & daughter get knock down a few pegs! There were separate stories going on, but to me the stories never blended together. Ms. Counts did have some good points in this tale, but it wasn't romantic read to me. I give this book my score of 2 fingers up & 5 toes.

NetGalley ARC given for my honest review.


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