The Persistent Earl

(Berkley/Penguin Intermix, December 2012)

Originally published March 1995, Signet Regency


Nursing a wounded war hero back to health is no task for a wary and reclusive young widow, especially when the man is the Earl of Devenham, a notorious rake. Lady Phoebe Brodfield already helps to care for her nieces and nephews, but finds herself in no position to refuse. He has never known true love, and betrayed in marriage, she never wants to know it again. Can these two damaged souls heal each other? Unsuspected and escalating danger puts both their lives at risk, and they must solve a riddle from Phoebe’s past before they can discover a future bright with love.

Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee (1995) –Romantic Times

“ROMY” Award finalist –A Little Romance

“Pure magic….A wonderful love story to savor over and over again.” (4+)– Romantic Times Magazine

“A fast-paced plot and well-drawn characterizations combine into a wonderfully delightful read with a most surprising conclusion. Don’t miss it!” –Affaire de Coeur

“…a delightful take with all the right ingredients for a satisfying read….an excellent example of this genre.”
–The Time Machine

“…a fascinatingly different plot…spun along so smoothly and entertainingly that the reader won’t be able to stop until all is revealed. …definitely superior.” –Rendezvous

“The characters are sure to capture a lasting place in your heart. …an unforgettable reading experience. Beautifully penned… touches the soul with genuine elegance.” –The Literary Times

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