The Earl's Christmas Pearl: A Duke's Daughters Novella

The Earl's Christmas Pearl: A Duke's Daughters Novella

by Megan Frampton

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A duke's daughter. An irrestible earl. And an energetic Corgi named Mr. Shorty. What more could you want in a Christmas novella by Megan Frampton?

It's Christmastime in London, and Lady Pearl Howlett is eagerly ready for the festivities—until her family goes off to their country estate...accidentally leaving her home alone! But she's not dismayed. Rather, she's thrilled to do exactly what she wants. Unfortunately, this daughter of a duke doesn't know how to do anything.

The Earl of Llanover has come to London to take refuge in his godmother's townhouse, free to be as awkward and grumpy as he wants. With his pet Corgi, Mr. Shorty, for company, Owen Dwyfor is ready for a quiet holiday away from his mother and sisters who would have him married off. That is, until his godmother's neighbor, Lady Pearl Howlett comes barging in to his solitude.

After some reluctance, the two come together for a joyous—and steamy—Christmas they won't forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062931856
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Series: Duke's Daughters Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 67,903
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Megan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women’s fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and kid.

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The Earl's Christmas Pearl: A Duke's Daughters Novella 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
gaele 5 months ago
Lady Pearl is not like her sisters, her mother or even one to bring notice to herself. That explains her being left behind when the family heads out to the country for the holidays. While she thought perhaps she’d like to be a part of the festivities – she’s decided that time alone, gloriously alone to make her own decisions and choices with no one directing her sounded like heaven. She just never realized that the house, cleared for closing, would mean she would have to fend for herself – and having zero practical skills as a Duke’s daughter, that could make the whole experience rather more difficult. Owen Dwyfor, Earl of Llanover, has packed up his beloved pet Mr. Shorty the corgi and headed off to his London townhouse to heal and remove himself from the annoyance of people hovering and suggesting things for him. Wanting nothing more than solitude and quiet – no one is more surprised to run into Lady Pearl, unchaperoned and alone during the season. This was adorable, quick reading and full of banter and puns. Mr. Shorty is just a rascal (as most corgis are) and once Pearl and Owen discover that the constraints of society and ‘meddling ton’ are removed, they are able to be themselves with one another, and it leads to some wonderful discoveries for them both. It was sweet to see the trappings of society and expectations fall from their shoulders and, with expecting nothing of the other, finding great joy in sharing the time together. A lovely installment that fleshed out the two characters and their relationship nicely with plenty of conversation, self-discovery and amusement. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
georgia1 5 months ago
"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.. An earl who was very grumpy." Now how could I resist when this started chapter one! Pearl was estatic to be left alone in her parents' London town house, although it was not unexpected due to her mother being scattered mind. What was so humorous from the first page, was Pearl's long list of things she might do since she was alone.. I found myself smiling so much and waiting to see what she would do. Deciding to go out walking and of course, she runs into a man, oh, an intriguing man with a little dog he'd called Mr Shorty, but he hardly said a word as she watched him go up the steps to he neighbor's house. Owen only wanted to be alone. He needed to recover from his injury, away from his scheming mother and sisters who wanted to marry him off and also contemplate his business. But when Pearl determined she had no food and was very hungry she decided to knock on the neighbor's door. A delightful story that had me laughing, sighing and just enjoying every word! She deemed him the Grumpy earl. A Welsh earl with a Welsh corgi!! I love books with humor and romance and this fit that to perfection! Trust me you do not want to miss this one! Lori D
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Lady Pearl Howlett, daughter of the Duchess of Marymount, has just realized that her mother has left for London to celebrate Christmas with family members and left her behind. How could her mother not miss her? Oh, but she is totally delighted. The staff has been allowed to go home for Christmas and she is entirely alone. She cannot believe her luck and her freedom. The first thing she wants to do is go have a beverage somewhere all by herself. As she hurries out the front door, she nearly slips on the steps and a gentleman grabs her arm to steady her. She does not act grateful to him and he leaves with his dog, Mr. Shorty. She watches as he goes into the house next door that belongs to Lady Robinson. She figures he is a relative. Off she goes and stops for a hot chocolate, but it is not to her taste which is disappointing. With snow starting, she heads back home to soon realize that there is not one thing in the house for her to eat. Owen Dwyfor, the Earl of Llanover, is staying at the home of his godmother, Lady Robinson, while he receives treatment for a leg and shoulder injury he received while working on his estate. He is relishing the thought of a quiet Christmas without all of his family around. In addition, he is weary of his mother constantly reminding him that he needs to find a wife. Pearl knocks on his door and asks if Owen might have some food. He does and invites her to join him for some bread and cheese. They enjoy chatting and share some humorous conversation. The days pass as it gets closer to Christmas and their togetherness has quickly sparked an attraction. But can it turn into something more? Once again, Megan Frampton has written a sweet, humorous, and romantic story. I have read so many of her books and love them all. Don’t miss this Christmas gem! Copy provided by Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Noire 9 months ago
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. The Earl’s Christmas Pearl is a Duke’s Daughters series Christmas Novella by Megan Frampton. Lady Pearl Howlett was accidentally left behind when her mother left London to spend Christmas at the family seat in the country. Alone for the first time in her life Pearl is delighting in the freedom this brings until she realises that being alone also means there is no food in the house. Owen Dwyfor, Earl of Llanover has come to London from Wales to seek treatment for an injured leg and is spending Christmas next door to Pearl at his godmothers home. He too is delighted to be alone and enjoying the peace and solitude when Pearl comes knocking on his door seeking sustenance. They share a lovely Christmas adventure complete with the joy of knowing someone who understands you and quite a few witty puns. I enjoyed this story very much and recommend it as a pleasurable escape from the bustle of the Christmas season. Medium Steam. Publishing Date October 29, 2019 #Edelweiss+ #TheEarlsChristmasPearl #MeganFrampton #HistoricalRomance #AvonRomance #HarperCollinsCanada #HarperCollinsPublishers #ChristmasNovella #Bookstagram
book_junkee 9 months ago
I’ve enjoyed the books in series, so there was no way I was going to skip a Christmas novella. I loved Pearl and Owen. She feels a little invisible and wants an adventure. He feels a little used and want to be left alone. Together they’ve been somewhat thrown together and have a great time learning about each other. Plot wise, it was sweet. There’s loads of conversation and puns and each one provided something the other needed. I really enjoyed seeing them talk and even though it was a quick story, their relationship felt fleshed out. Overall, it was a fun read and easily a couple I hope to see more of. **Huge thanks to Avon Impulse for providing the arc free of charge**