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FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE EARL
on 13 October 2011
Margaret de Lacey had never been beautiful, when she was small her Mother told her to eat her porridge and she would grow up beautiful, but it wasn't true, she had two seasons in London which came to nothing as she had neither looks or dowry to recommend her. With both parents dead Margaret lives in town with her brother Francis. Margaret and Francis were estranged from the other members of their family, namely the Duke of Durham, they had no idea of the reason for this as it happened long ago. Now the duke and his heir are dead and Francis is the new Duke of Durham, he settles forty thousand pounds on Margaret,which she strongly objects to, as she knows fortune hunters will be after her hand in marriage for such a large sum.
One of these is Rhys Corwen Earl of Dowling, who is destitute. He first meets Margaret at a ball where she is really rude to him to make him go away. Unfortunately it has the opposite effect, he is attracted to her and decides she is the woman for him.
This is a short story, written in the most charming way. I liked the characters very much, the two leads in particular, but all of the characters in this story are very well developed and have real depth. I have read books by this author in the past and have enjoyed them, and she has not disappointed here this is an excellent read. Highly recommend