The Dark Earl

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A sensual new Victorian romance from the New York Times bestselling author of The Irish Duke.

When Lady Harriet Hamilton and Viscount Thomas meet, Thomas finds her outspoken, and yet, quite a beauty. But Thomas is committed to restoring the family holdings, not chasing a wife. If only Harry wasn't making herself right at home...

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Overview

A sensual new Victorian romance from the New York Times bestselling author of The Irish Duke.

When Lady Harriet Hamilton and Viscount Thomas meet, Thomas finds her outspoken, and yet, quite a beauty. But Thomas is committed to restoring the family holdings, not chasing a wife. If only Harry wasn't making herself right at home...

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Harriet, called Harry, is the audacious and daring eldest of the Hamilton daughters. Harry and her family set fashion rather than following it, merrily ignoring (and often mocking) the strictures of Victorian society as they talk about sex, read titillating novels, and have intimate encounters. Harry is fascinated by old houses, and she claims unwillingness to marry any suitor whose home doesn't meet her standards. Hidden beneath this cool facade is her love and desire for Thomas Anson, the future earl of Lichfield and her childhood acquaintance. She's desperately worried that he doesn't love her, but as she tests him, he proves his devotion in a variety of entertaining ways. The characters are refreshingly fun and the story is a delightful romp from beginning to end, with the perfect balance of impudence and romance. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451234643
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 440,033
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Henley is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award. Her novels have been translated into fourteen languages. A grandmother of three, she lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her husband.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

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    Virginia Henley is perhaps the best author over the passed decade when it comes to bringing alive the Historical aspects in a historical romance.

    In 1842 Staffordshire, England, the Lichfield family is selling the contents of Shugborough Hall at auction to pay off the gambling debts run up by the patriarch Earl. Nine year old Harriet "Harry" Hamilton accompanies her mom the Duchess of Abercorn to the estate. She loves houses but especially when she sees this one as she tells herself: "I wish you were mine." She and the owner's son Thomas Anson meet and argue. However, he has bigger concerns as his odious father burns down his insured other estate Ranton; Thomas vows to restore his beloved Shugborough Hall to its glory when he inherits.

    In 1854, Harry and Thomas know each other socially but each conceals a deep attraction to the other. Harry has suitors who fall in love and marry her sisters with her blessing. Thomas must marry an heiress or lose his rights to Shugborough Hall. He proposes to Harry who accepts. The couple is happy together until she learns his reason for a hasty marriage; though true he asked her because he loved her before they married and plans to prove he still does.

    Virginia Henley is perhaps the best author over the passed decade when it comes to bringing alive the Historical aspects in a historical romance. Her latest is made fresh by the matchmaking House that the lead couple cherishes. Bringing alive the early Victorian era, Ms. Henley provides another strong tale that her grateful fans will appreciate.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    wtf the nook book is more expensive

    I am so glad i read it for free at the library. not worth even a dollar!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Snoooooooze

    How did this book get 4 stars? I kept plodding through hoping it would get better, but just couldn't get interested. I gave up with only 100 pages left, but I just don't care how it ends. This is going to my "Yuck" shelf.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Snooze fest

    This book is seriously lacking in storyline and details. I felt bored reading this and didnt feel any connection of spice or romance between harry and thomas. I have read all of this authors books and find the last few releases disapointing. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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