I have received a free e-copy of the book The Earl’s Forsaken Bride by Tammy Andresen to review.
Here is the book blurb.
Lord Callum Blackwood does not want a silly empty headed lass for a wife. He’s seen too much darkness, for such a woman. Nor does he have the patience or softness to woo a blushing bride. He needs a woman that can step into the role of wife and fill his obligation for an heir.
Lady Elizabeth has been ruined by her father’s gambling debts and is now a lowly laundress. But her fate cannot hide her beauty, her strength, or the lady that still lives within. And while she takes pride in her work, her ability to care for herself in a world that forces women to rely on men, she cannot deny that Callum could help her. Especially when her aunt falls gravely ill.
Neither wants love, but nor can they deny the attraction that sparks between them. Will those feelings, forge a bond or break their tentative agreement apart?
This is the sixth book in A Laird To Love series, of which I have previously read all the other titles. I had assumed that the series would have drawn to a natural conclusion with the fifth title, but no Tammy is back with yet another tale. This time with a more tenuous connection to the previous books, but an enjoyable read none the less.
Lady Elizabeth Chase has been taken in by her spinster aunt when her father committed suicide to escape going to the debtors prison. They survive by doing laundry but now Aunt Mary is ill.
She is surprised to return home and find a fine carriage outside their cottage. Lord Callum Blackwood has been brought here by her distant cousin Ewan, to ask her to marry him.
Why? What is his motive? Elizabeth values her independence. But what about Aunt Mary? Callum summons a doctor who diagnoses pleurisy.
Callum seems serious about his proposition. Will Elizabeth agree? He even cooks them all soup in the cottage and mends the roof himself.
The Earl’s Forsaken Bride is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.17 in Kindle format. The sixth title in A Laird To Love series, but works well as a stand-alone read. Another nice romantic predictable light-hearted quick read, so ideal summer reading.
Here are the links to my reviews of the previous titles in A Laird to Love series.
My Enemy, My Earl
Heart of a Highlander
A Scot’s Surrender
My Laird’s Seduction
Christmastide with my Captain
About the author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.
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Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
the cover really puts me off
Yes I’m not a fan of the covers of Tammy’s books. A lot of them are fairly similar but I do like reading her books
It sounds like a good story, but is it wrong to say the cover makes me laugh?! I could never read it in public!
Most of the titles in this series seem to follow a fairly similar cover theme. I’ve been reading them on my phone so hasn’t been an issue for me but yes I’m not a fan of the cover designs
I’m intrigued to know if Callum has an ulterior motive for wanting to marry Lady Elizabeth, it sounds like it from your review!
Aha I couldn’t possibly say
I wouldn’t necessarily purchase this myself but it sounds like a nice easy read, bit of escapism! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme
Yes very easy read