The Mad Earl's Bride: (Originally published in the print anthology THREE WEDDINGS AND A KISS) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Originally appeared in the print anthology Three Weddings and a Kiss.

Gwendolyn Adams is about to propose to an earl. On his deathbed.

Gwendolyn Adams isn't shocked at being asked to save a handsome earl's dying line, even when she learns the prospective bridegroom is seriously ill and possibly insane. She's quite a good nurse, after all, and her family is famous for producing healthy male children. Those stories about his riding the moors ...

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The Mad Earl's Bride: (Originally published in the print anthology THREE WEDDINGS AND A KISS)

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Overview

Originally appeared in the print anthology Three Weddings and a Kiss.

Gwendolyn Adams is about to propose to an earl. On his deathbed.

Gwendolyn Adams isn't shocked at being asked to save a handsome earl's dying line, even when she learns the prospective bridegroom is seriously ill and possibly insane. She's quite a good nurse, after all, and her family is famous for producing healthy male children. Those stories about his riding the moors half-naked on a pale white horse? Extremely intriguing—especially after she gets her first look at the gorgeous lunatic.

The Earl of Rawnsley wants only to lose what's left of his mind in peace and privacy. But his busybody relatives have saddled him with a surprise bride and orders to sire an heir forthwith. (And they say he's mad?) But with Gwendolyn, his health is returning, and his resistance ... crumbling. Is it possible that love is the finest madness of all?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062276995
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 17,459
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Loretta Chase has worked in academe, retail, and the visual arts, as well as on the streets—as a meter maid— and in video, as a scriptwriter. She might have developed an excitingly checkered career had her spouse not nagged her into writing fiction. Her bestselling historical romances, set in the Regency and Romantic eras of the early nineteenth century, have won a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s RITA®.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

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    Carrying a tone that is redolent of the feel of Jane Eyre or Tes

    Carrying a tone that is redolent of the feel of Jane Eyre or Tess of the D’Urbervilles, the onerous aura of the moors have provided an undercurrent of darkness and danger that can mask or unmask madness.  While Dorian “Cat” Camoy has lived a difficult existence, favoring his mother’s looks and having her unique yellow cat eyes, he also believes that he has inherited her lack of moral compass and will end his life institutionalized in an asylum, suffering a painful death. 




    Enter Gwen Adams, brought forward to wed the young earl before his sanity retreats and his health declines, signifying the end of the Camoy line.  Gwen is intelligent, learned and determined to be a doctor and build a hospital despite the unending list of societal constraints and prejudices that she must face. 




    With her calm and steady countenance, even in the formidable presence of one angry yet gorgeous man and his arresting eyes, Gwen slowly starts to inveigle her way into Dorian’s life and heart: nursing him when he is sick and spending countless hours looking for solutions or alternatives to the dreadful end that Dorian feels is coming. 




    Full of heart and passion, clever dialogue and not inconsiderable determination from both characters, this little story was hard to put down and engaging from beginning to end.  The turmoil and anger within Dorian combined with the steady logic and patience Gwen displays to defeat and ultimately turn his bad moods around is cleverly told and detailed, making their connection seem even more solid and real.  Both Dorian and Gwen are unconventional people for their time, and unwilling to bend to societal convention, but willing to use the benefits derived from money and title to do as they please, and this makes them both far more enjoyable to read about and follow.  I truly enjoyed this story, and will look to read more of Loretta Chase’s books in this series. 




    I received an eProof from the publisher for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2014

    Short and sweet. Would have loved to have read more about Dorian

    Short and sweet. Would have loved to have read more about Dorian and Gwen but loved what I read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Cute

    Thus book is a quick read I enjoyed it

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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    Loved it!!!!

    This novella is a sidebar to the scoundrels series that Ms. Chase has written. Her characters always have hidden depths, especially the women. I am a nurse, so the medical hisory of procedures, beliefs, and "women's place" was especially intriguing.

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

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    THE MAD EARL'S BRIDE by Loretta Chase is an exciting Regency His

    THE MAD EARL'S BRIDE by Loretta Chase is an exciting Regency Historical Romance set in 1828 London. A novella. #3.5 in the "Scoundrels" series, but can be read as a stand alone. Please be aware it originally appeared in the print anthology Three Weddings and a Kiss. A glimpse into the issues of the 1800's,with mental illness, misdiagnosis,finding balance,finding a cure for mental illness and finding true love and your soul mate. This is the Earl of Rawnsley and Gwendolyn Adams' story. Gwendolyn is a wonderful nurse and with her Dorian's health is returning. Some say Dorian is mad, but is he really? For you see, all Dorian wants to to be left in peace and await his death, just as his mother did. But did she really have a mental illness or was some other nefarious act in play. To learn more on Dorian and Gwendolyn, you must read "The Mad Earl's Bride" you will not regret it, I didn't. Banishing misconceptions and ideas of mental illness,for you will see the power of knowledge. I love the way this author incorporated mental illness into her storyline T he village and others was misinformed on a diagnosis given that was totally wrong,and the Earl himself as well as his mother suffered. It shows how so many people are misdiagnosed and what happens to their lives and to their loved ones as well. Well done indeed! 158 pages packed full of passion, knowledge,and the power of love. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Edelweiss.

    RATING: 4

    HEAT RATING: MILD

    REVIEWED BY: Aprilr, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

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    Interesting and enjoyable.

    The original plot and interesting characters kept me turning the pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    I love anything Loretta Chase writes.  She injects enough humor

    I love anything Loretta Chase writes.  She injects enough humor to keep it interesting and her heroes are always flawed in some way and the heroine loves them anyway.   You can't go wrong with this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Enjoyed

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    Great read, even better price!

    I really get tired of paying so much for nook books, so when I saw this was only 1.99 I thought I'd take a chance. I had not read this author before and wasn't sure what to expect. This was quite good. A few spots you sort of have to fill in the blanks because the author expects you to read between the lines. But over all very good. I love the way it ends with the dying earl only suffering from migraines (oops, spilled the beans) - I get them myself so I had kinda figured it out and wondered if the author was trying to make it something like brain cancer. LOL

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Very good read

    I like the whole story line. Love an romance at its best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Short story but good

    It was a short story but a good read. I enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Angela Shikany

    You can't go wrong with Loretta Chase.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Excellant

    So good I wished it was longer!

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