The Reclusive Earl

The Reclusive Earl

by Ruth Ann Nordin

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The Reclusive Earl by Ruth Ann Nordin

Titled gentlemen are supposed to be perfect. Whether it be good looks, charm, or eloquent speech, everyone expects an earl to be refined in every way. And if the earl isn’t, he risks being shamed by the Ton. No one knows this better than Landon Tait, the Earl of Farewell, who’s been on the receiving end of the Ton’s gossip since he first made his appearance in London.

After the last Season, he vowed to stay as far from London as possible. But when his brother lands into serious trouble, he has no choice but to come to his aid. He tells himself he’ll make it quick. Just one evening and his brother will be free from trouble. Then he can return to his country estate to enjoy his life of solitude.

Miss Opal Beaufort is attending a ball when she overhears the snickers about a certain gentleman who was born with a lisp. Several ladies sneak to a private room to listen to him, and something in Opal snaps. She can’t stand the idea of someone being made the laughingstock of the Ton. But as soon as she intervenes on his behalf, a scandal ensues, and she finds herself unwittingly betrothed to him.

Now, Landon isn’t only forced to stay in London to face the ridicule of the Ton, but he also must deal with a beautiful wife who might find him as imperfect as he fears.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153109879
Publisher: Ruth Ann Nordin
Publication date: 05/07/2017
Series: Marriage by Fate
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,067
File size: 552 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ruth Ann Nordin has written seventy romances, ranging from Regencies to historical westerns to contemporaries. She plays with other genres from time to time, but her first love is romance. She has been happily married for eighteen years to a sweet and funny guy, and they have four sons, who are all taller than Ruth now that they're 12, 13, 14, and 16. The good thing is she doesn't need a ladder, and there's always someone to take care of a mouse that squeezes its way into her Montana home. She considers herself very lucky to have led such a charmed life. Being able to play with characters and create stories is just icing on the cake. Hopefully, she'll get to keep doing this many years to come.

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The Reclusive Earl 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Excellent storyline of Landon and Opal. I found Landon's character to be very likeable and to have a hero with a lisp, was an added bonus because not all hero's have to picture perfect. Opals character was also likeable. It was great to have previous characters Warren and Iris from another story be the supporting characters with a lot of involvement with the H/H. Excellent storyline and HEA. Enjoy! Happy Reading! *****vrnb****
Anonymous 4 months ago
It was good to read that the aristocracy had its imperfections. Then the story gets convoluted and had to come to a quick end. All in all; it was nice.
DebDiem 8 months ago
The Reclusive Earl by Ruth Ann Nordin is a fantastic historical romance. Ms. Nordin has delivered a well-written book. I adore the characters in this story. Opal is disgusted when she hears young ladies making fun of a man's lisp and follows them as they are spying on the gentleman. Landon must pay off his brother's gambling debt, even though he hates being at gatherings because of his lisp. When Opal delays him to warn him of the ladies making fun of him, they are caught alone and forced into marriage. Opal and Landon's story is loaded with drama, humor and sizzle. I enjoyed reading The Reclusive Earl and look forward to reading more from Ruth Ann Nordin in the future. The Reclusive Earl is book 1 of the Marriage By Fate Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfectly sweet.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wad good. It wasnt as great as her other books. But still good. love reading her books. I guess I am more of a fan of the western series. It was wonderful that Opal found a happy ending. I was super curious about what would happen to her after her terrible past. The finding of the criminals was a little anticlimactic. I usually get a little more action in Ruth's books.
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars. I really liked getting to know Opal more. She's so accepting of Landon and the quick marriage they're forced into. She has such a sunny disposition and faces everything with a positive attitude. I loved how Landon opened up to Opal and realized that that she saw him perfect just as he was. There is a bit of mystery that had me turning pages. I liked that it was Landon that took the reigns in dealing with the situation. His unrelenting support and belief in Opal made him a real hero in my book. Adult read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly developed characters. Boring. Couldn't bring myself to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet story. I enjoy these characters in all of the books.