The Earl's Betrothal ★★★½ by Karen Tuft
Amelia Clarke has taken a position as a companion to Lady Ashworth after the death of her vicar father. She has been consoling the Ashworths while they mourn the deaths of their two sons, one from a riding accident, the other lost in the Peninsula wars. When suddenly Anthony Hargreaves appears at his ancestral home to the surprise and delight of his parents explaining that he was injured in battle and was unable to regain his regiment thereby being declared dead.
Lord Ashworth is elated that his line will continue but insists that Anthony marry immediately. Still suffering from the horrors of war (probable PTSD) Anthony is reluctant to engage with any suitable ladies of the Ton but finds himself comfortable with Amelia. Circumstances get a bit out of hand and the two are compromised so that Amelia is thrust into the position of a betrothal that she is unsure about.
A typical romance of class clashes but entertaining and well-written.
DATE READ: July 4 - July 6
NO. OF PAGES: 280
Type of Book e-book