Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella

Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella

by Anna Campbell
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Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella by Anna Campbell

No good deed goes unpunished…

To save her hen-witted sister from scandal, Philippa Sanders ventures into a rake’s bedroom – and into his power. Now her reputation hangs by a thread and only a hurried marriage can rescue her. Is the Earl of Erskine the heartless libertine the world believes? Or will Philippa discover unexpected honor in a man notorious for his wild ways?

Blair Hume, the dissolute Earl of Erskine, has had his eye on the intriguing Miss Sanders since he arrived at this deadly dull house party. Now a reckless act delivers this beguiling woman into his hands as a delightful Christmas gift. Is fate offering him a fleeting Yuletide diversion? Or will this Christmas Eve encounter spark a passion that lasts a lifetime?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046361933
Publisher: Anna Campbell
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 68,104
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Anna Campbell, always a voracious reader, decided as a child that she wanted to be a writer. Anna has three times been voted Favorite Australian romance writer by the Australian Romance Readers Association (2009, 2010, 2011). Her first historical romance for Avon was the multi-award winning CLAIMING THE COURTESAN. CLAIMING THE COURTESAN was followed by more multi-award winning books set in the Regency: UNTOUCHED; TEMPT THE DEVIL; CAPTIVE OF SIN; MY RECKLESS SURRENDER; and MIDNIGHT'S WILD PASSION. In 2012, Anna started an exciting new publishing partnership with Grand Central Publishing. SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED, the first book in her "Sons of Sin" series, is a gothic Beauty and the Beast story. Book 2 in the series, A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS, comes out in September 2013. Anna's e-novella THE WINTER WIFE: A CHRISTMAS NOVELLA will be available in late 2012. Anna blogs with the Romance Bandits - www.romancebandits.com You can find out more about Anna and her books at her website: www.annacampbell.info

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Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
Another delightful Christmas novella by the esteemed Ms. Campbell! Philippa, a woman thought to be plain and “on the shelf,” and Blair, a roguish earl who’s been known for his “playing the field” (of females), find themselves in a predicament at this Christmas house party when Philippa is caught in the earl’s rooms attempting to find a letter that her silly sister wrote to the earl earlier, and the earl returns to his rooms and catches her in the clandestine act. A lively courtship between them ensues, the earl finding himself entranced with Philippa and Philippa trying to convince the earl she is not “his kind.” Of course, there is love and of course there is a happy ever after!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*A delightful tale of a rake caught...
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AustenStudent More than 1 year ago
Australian writer Anna Campbell has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and I can always count on her to tell a truly beautiful love story. Her sexy yet sweet plots, her lush writing style, and her exquisite ability to create breathless romance make for a lovely story. Philippa Sanders has always been the good, quiet, and serious sister, compared to her hoydenish and beautiful sibling, Amelia. Which is why Philippa is caught in Lord Erskine’s bed chamber on Christmas Eve. She is trying to retrieve an ill-advised letter that Amelia wrote to Erskine just before Amelia’s engagement was announced. Philippa has only bad impressions of Blair Hume, Lord Erskine. She believes she’s immune to his roguish charms, something that rankles Erskine’s pride and ego. He has noticed her and how she all but rebuffs him. But when they’re trapped together in a closet, she discovers he might not be such a terrible person after all. “‘It’s Christmas Eve. I’m taking a rest from wickedness.’” Philippa’s calm demeanor when they are locked in the closet surprises Blair, as most women would be screaming bloody murder at being trapped with a renowned rake. Of course, appropriate to the 1823 time period, if they’re caught together, even if nothing happens, they will have to marry. But his kindness to her in their dilemma makes her brave enough to ask for one kiss, a kiss that quickly turns incendiary. “He laughed, wondering why her bossiness charmed him. He didn’t in general like managing females, but something about this small, confident woman touched the heart he’d imagined immune to tenderness.” and “He found her scoldings more appealing than another woman’s praise.” Before they’re forced to marry, Philippa had plans to return to the countryside and live out a quiet life on her mother’s estate. The prospect of marrying out of obligation horrifies her as much as she is attracted to Blair and his honor. There is a brilliant and critical scene that Campbell could have taken another way but to her great credit, she doesn’t. It reveals a strength of character in both Blair and Philippa, creates great trust, and also nicely advances their slowly growing love story. Blair’s honor is almost too good to be true but, at age twenty-eight, he has tired of his debauched lifestyle. He also finds he really cares about the serious and sensible Philippa, especially that her family treats her so shabbily. “…she’d been shockingly undervalued by the people who should love her the most. At this moment, he made the silent vow that he’d never let her down.” Their love story develops at a surprisingly leisurely pace for a novella, but it seems just right, with intense sexual attraction blended with consideration, honor, and protectiveness. Both Philippa and Blair realize their marriage has been forced, yet they agree to make the best of it, discovering many wonderful traits in each other: Blair’s sincerity, determination to do the right thing, and kindness to her, and Philippa’s kindness to her undeserving sister and family, her intelligence, wit, and gentleness of spirit. All of which combine to make their love scenes both naughty and very, very, nice. A wonderfully enjoyable and romantic bon bon, perfect for a quick read during your busy holiday season. This review first appeared on Romantic Historical Reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A woman unappreciated by her family finds herself compromised while attempting to save her sister's reputation, but a rake knows a real treasure when he finds one. A delight if a holiday tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was short .like 80 or so pages..a few parts dragged. Like the kissing scene when they were locked in the closet. But not bad for a quick read.
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