Yankee Earl [NOOK Book]

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A YANKEE PRIVATEER

In Regency England anything is possible if one has the money and influence. The devious Marquess of Cargrave does, and he blackmails his American grandson into becoming his heir. Jason Beaumont, former Yankee privateer, finds himself the new Earl of Falconridge and on the verge of being ...
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Yankee Earl

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Overview

A YANKEE PRIVATEER

In Regency England anything is possible if one has the money and influence. The devious Marquess of Cargrave does, and he blackmails his American grandson into becoming his heir. Jason Beaumont, former Yankee privateer, finds himself the new Earl of Falconridge and on the verge of being leg shackled. He is not happy.

AN ENGLISH HEIRESS

The Honorable Rachael Fairchild, daughter to Cargrave's oldest friend, Viscount Harleigh, is threatened by her father with even more odious marriage choices if she does not wed the man the Ton has labeled "the Yankee earl." But Jason is a toad stool, nothing more than a jumped up pirate. She is not happy.

A DEVIL'S BARGAIN

The two first collide, quite literally, while somebody is shooting at Jason. In spite of the danger, he and Rachel strike sparks from each other in a battle of wits. Rachel devises a plan that will enable Jason is to escape England, thus freeing them both from a fate worse than death--marriage...to each other! If only the Yankee clodpole weren't so damnably witty and handsome. Jason quickly sees that his sharp-tongued "Countess" is right. They must work together to avoid leg-shackling...if only she weren't so damnably bright and beautiful. As the squabbling pair matches wits with the manipulative old marquess, mysterious assassins and kidnappers menace them. Rachel begins to wonder if marrying the wild Yankee would be so terrible after all. Jason slowly realizes that only a fool would not claim the willful "Countess" as his own, and the Yankee earl is nobody's fool.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Harriet Klausner
“This battle of the sexes is fun to observe as this is one time when a tie is a win for both protagonists and the reader.”
Booklist - John Charles
“For readers with a taste for unconventional heroines, bold heroes, passion and danger, this is a lushly sensual Regency.”
Romantic Times Magazine - Kathe Robin
“The lively dialogue, biting repartee and sizzling sensuality crackle through the pages of this delicious and fast-paced read.”
historicalromancewriters.com - Marilyn Rondeau
“Sparkling dialogue and double entendres made this story speed along…hard to put down.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015094596
  • Publisher: Shirl Henke
  • Publication date: 8/30/2012
  • Series: American Lords , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 411,688
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is “lion tamer” for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times.
“I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen—it’s hard to get good quills these days,” she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those “devil machines.” Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at www.shirlhenke.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended - A great romantic romp!

    This is a funny, funny book. Rachel, the heroine, is a viscount's eldest of three daughters. She has been running her father's estates since she was a young girl and that's all she has ever wanted to do. She had thought that now she was in her twenties she was safely on the shelf. But when the Marquis of Cargrave blackmails his American grandson into staying in England to be his heir everything changes for both Jason and Rachel. They are being pushed into a marriage that neither wants. Despite their antipathy toward each other (a feeling that gradually morphs into something quite different) they decide to work together to outwit the old men who are pressuring them. And the struggle becomes an epic game of "chess."

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2003

    Excellent storytelling

    The Honorable Miss Rachel Fairchild is horrified to learn that a colonial nobody is the new Earl of Falconridge. She wonders how this Jason Beaumont from America will know the proper deportment of an English aristocrat when he was living in some barbaric land. To make matters worse for the athletic Rachel, her father expects her to marry this ¿American nobody¿.<P> From the moment they meet with Rachel lying in mud staring up at Jason, sparks fly, not all positive. In fact more are negative as Rachel makes it clear how she classifies this intruder. Jason sees Rachel as a hellcat probably not worth the trouble, but taming this shrew sounds so sweet. As they fall in love encouraged by their families, neither he nor Rachel ever expected that she would tame him.<P> YANKEE EARL is an exciting historical romance that the audience will enjoy due to the intelligent acerbic exchanges (perhaps barbs might be more accurate) between the two lead protagonists. Though similar tales have been told, Shirl Henke¿s entry stands out due to the strong cast from the lead dueling duo to the meddling matchmakers from each respective family to the shocked Ton not sure how to react to the behavior of Jason and Rachel. This battle of the sexes is fun to observes as this is one time a tie is a win for both participants and the reader.<P> Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    Loved The Book could not put it down !!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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