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Monday, April 19, 2010
Historical Romance Review: An Earl to Enchant, by Amelia Grey
About the Book…
HE’S DETERMINED NOT TO BE A HERO . . .
Lord Morgandale is as notorious as he is dashing, and he’s determined no woman will tie him down. But from the moment Arianna Sweet appears on his doorstep, exhausted after a grueling journey, he cannot resist the lure of the fascinating beauty, her exotic wardrobe, or tempting green eyes . . .
SHE HAS A DEADLY SECRET . . .
Arianna Sweet never imagined the significance of her father’s research until after his untimely death. Now she is in possession of his groundbreaking discovery, a discovery that someone would kill for. She can’t tell Lord Morgandale her secret, but she knows she needs his help, desperately.
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An Earl to Enchant is a quick and enjoyable read. The characters are witty and entertaining. The only thing I would suggest is that you read the books in order. Reading the 3rd book in the series first left me a little confused when they mentioned happenings from the previous stories that I was not privy to.
Ms. Grey is a veritable talent in creating memorable characters, whose personalities leap off the pages.
Arianna is a feisty heroine. She’s smart, quick witted, funny and daring. Growing up in India, she’s embraced the Indian culture, including their zest for color, scents, and especially their dress and dancing. But beyond the talents she’s honed, which entice the Earl further, she’s trying to solve a mystery--and remain safe from the skeletons that haunted her in India and threaten to end her life in England.
Lord Morgandale, known as Morgan, is a rake of the first order! His plans for a week of secret debauchery are foiled when sweet Arianna, whom he likes to refer to as Arianna Tart, shows up on his doorstep. He doesn’t know why, but there is something about her…
The chemistry in An Earl to Enchant sizzles. (Keep a fan nearby!) Morgan and Arianna are perfect for each other, no matter how much they fight it with their own internal conflicts, and with outside forces who try to tear them apart. A true love story with a bit of mystery thrown in.
There was a rich blend of English and Indian culture, which I found unique. I haven’t read a lot of authors who broach Eastern cultures, and I enjoyed reading about it, and feel I may have learned a few things too. Ms. Grey has a knack for using the senses. I could almost smell Arianna’s unique perfume, and feel the silkiness of her sari as if it were on my own skin. (Let’s face it, what woman want to be the heroine for Lord Morgandale?)
I look forward to reading more of Ms. Grey’s work, and in fact plan to go and read the first two books in the series, as Blake and Race have captured my interest.
About the Author…
Amelia Grey (aka Gloria Dale Skinner) grew up in a small town in the Florida Panhandle. She has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over twenty-five years. She has lived in Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire and now lives in Florida.
Amelia has won the coveted Romantic Times award for Love and Laughter, the prestigious Maggie award for best historical and Affaire de Coeur's best American historical award. She has been a finalist for the Golden Heart and the Holt Medallion awards which are given by Romance Writers of America and numerous other awards. Her books have been sold to many countries in Europe, Russia and China.
Amelia likes flowers, candlelight, sweet smiles, gentle laughter and sunshine.
Visit Amelia at www.ameliagrey.com
Don’t forget! Ms. Grey will be guest blogging here on History Undressed this Wednesday, April 21st! Make sure to stop by for your chance to win a copy of the novel, two winners will be chosen! (US and Canada only).