Has a happy ending ever been more unlikely?
Plain Esmerelda Fortune must make her own way in the world, which is difficult for a lady when the men of her class seem to want beauties with no brains. She plans to take employment with the Earl of Ashforth for as long as it takes to gain access to the Life of Corinna-a rare manuscript rumored to belong to the earl and the key to her paper for a scholarship prize. That prize will allow her to open a school for young ladies who want more from education than painting and embroidery skills.
Julian, Earl of Ashforth, needs an heiress or the Ashforth name and estates are forfeit. Julian is no stranger to sacrifice and duty in the name of maintaining the Ashforth façade of perfection. He's resigned to marry for money, but first he must tame his unruly children. Miss Fortune seems the perfect candidate for the job-that is until the gray-eyed governess arrives at Ashforth Abbey and proceeds to turn his life head over ears.
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Entertaining book. Mild reading. Free from violence - a rarity in romance novels nowadays! In early 1800's England, a woman wishes to start an academy to educate young women but hasn't enough funds, so she becomes a governess. An earl with 5 children falls in love with the governess, and finds that he can express his feelings for his children too. Both governess and earl have hidden agenda, are made known to the readers early on and help explain responses to situations presented. I enjoyed 'Her Perfect Earl'!
I wish I could give this one 3 1/2 stars. I don’t know that I would consider this to be the best example of a historical romance, so I probably wouldn’t recommend it to someone that has not tried the genre before. However, if you are already a fan, you’ll find Her Perfect Earl to be sweet and funny, and I dare you to not be in love with the Ashforth children by the time you are done. Full review available at Romantic Reads and Such on wordpress.