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The Earl of Fennington has a secret identity – he doubles as Mr. Pepperidge, editor of London's premiere gossip rag, The Tattler.
While attending a garden party as the Earl, he meets and falls in love with Lady Emelia. The attraction is instant and mutual, and a stolen kiss won't cause any harm. Will it?
But when Fennington asks permission to marry Emelia, her father denies him, requiring him instead to court Emelia for eight weeks. Only allowed to see her once each week, Fennington devises a scheme to see more of her by posing as Mr. Pepperidge.
Each week they meet in the park where Emelia provides him with the gossip she hears whilst paying calls in Mayfair parlors. It's that, or he'll print the scandalous news of her kiss with Fennington in The Tattler!
Meanwhile, Andrew Burroughs, the long lost love of Jane Vandermeer, Dowager Countess of Stoneleigh, returns to her life with a promise that he'll spend the rest of his life with her in London. The future suddenly looks bright, until The Tattler prints a report of Andrew kissing another woman. Now hurt and angered, Jane sets out to discover the truth while Emelia is about to discover one of her own--all while a new Gossip Goddess shares news of philandering fake aristocrats.
With mistaken identities ruling the reports in The Tattler, is it any wonder the members of the ton love to hate gossip? Or do they really love "The Gossip of an Earl?" The Tattler knows!
About the Author
A fan of action-adventure movies, she can frequently be found at the local cinema. Although she no longer has any fish, she does follow the San Jose Sharks. She makes her home in Cody, Wyoming. See more information about her books on her website: www.lindaraesande.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There are really two love stories within this book. The main one involves Emelia and Felix, and I enjoyed their courtship. The things left unsaid almost tear them apart, but Max works at keeping them together. The secondary story is an older couple, Jane and Max, who get a second chance at love, and the whirlwind of their relationship was fun to watch. There is a bit of bouncing between story lines, but once I got used to it, the stories flowed. This story is a selection from Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.
The Gossip of an Earl (The Widows of Aristocracy) by Linda Rae Sande Reviewed for Candid Book Reviews Really did not expect to enjoy The Gossip of An Earl as much I did. Ms. Sande is known for her humorous and saucy stories, but she flipped the switch with Emelia and Fennington. Making the hero, the gossiping mischief maker was a genius move that paid off. There was an endearing quality to Fennington and his comedy of errors. Ms. Sande should create more lighthearted romps more often because she won me over with this one.