The Mad Earl's Bride



➝ [Epub] ❦ The Mad Earl's Bride By Loretta Chase ➧ – E17streets4all.co.uk Originally appeared in the print anthology Three Weddings and a Kiss Gwendolyn Adams is about to propose to an earl On his deathbedGwendolyn Adams isn t shocked at being asked to save a handsome earl originally appeared in the print anthology Three Weddings and a Kiss Gwendolyn Adams is about to propose to an earl On his deathbedGwendolyn Adams isn t shocked at being asked to save a handsome earl s dying line, even when she learns the prospective bridegroom is seriously ill and possibly insane She s quite a good nurse, after The Mad PDF \ all, and her family is famous for producing healthy male children Those stories about his riding the moors half naked on a pale white horse Extremely intriguing especially after she gets her first look at the gorgeous lunaticThe Earl of Rawnsley wants only to lose what s left of his mind in peace and privacy But his busybody relatives have saddled him with a surprise bride and orders to sire an heir forthwith And they say he s mad But with Gwendolyn, his health is returning, and his resistance crumbling Is it possible that love is the finest madness of all.The Mad Earl's Bride

Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in , of Albanian ancestry For her, the trouble started when she learned to write in first grade Before then, she had been making up her own stories but now she knew how to write them down to share In her teenage years, she continue to write letters, keep a journal, write poetry The Mad PDF \ and even attempt the Great American Novel still unfinished She attended New England public schools, before she went off to college and earned an English degree from Clark UniversityAfter graduation, she worked a variety of jobs at Clark including a part time teaching post She was also moonlighting as a video scriptwriter It was there that she met a video producer who inspired her to write novels and marry him Under her married name, Loretta Chase, has been publishing historical romance novels since Her books have won many awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA.

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10 thoughts on “The Mad Earl's Bride

  1. says:

    The Mad Earl s Bride is such a treat Funny, heartbreaking, sexy, inspiring this novella delivers it all, and is an absolute delight to read The Story Dorian, the Earl of Rawnsley, knows he s dying, and he also knows he s going insane His own mother suffered from the same headaches that have begun plaguing him, and she had to be institutionalized just before dying a tragic, painful death Dorian hasn t yet begun experiencing the hallucinations that his mother had, but he knows it s only a mat The Mad Earl s Bride is such a treat Funny, heartbreaking, sexy, inspiring this novella delivers it all, and is an absolute delight to read The Story Dorian, the Earl of Rawnsley, knows he s dying, and he also knows he s going insane His own mother suffered from the same headaches that have begun plaguing him, and she had to be institutionalized just before dying a tragic, painful death Dorian hasn t yet begun experiencing the hallucinations that his mother had, but he knows it s only a matter of time, and he wants to meet his end peacefully and privately Much to his consternation, however, his relatives have other ideas.Gwendolyn Adams is a nurse, and good one at that And with her family s reputation for producing hearty, healthy male children, she s not surprised when the dying Earl of Rawnsley s relatives ask her to marry the poor man in order to provide him with an heir She knows life with a lunatic won t be easy, but that doesn t scare her off Gwen s a woman with a mission and will let nothing stand in the way of seeing her dream come true.My Thoughts Loretta Chase is such a gifted author There s just something in the way she tells a story that draws readers in and keeps us coming back forShe knows how to get right to the heart and soul of her characters and make themthan just words on the page They are people we connect with, people we feel for, and people we love.This story was originally published in the Three Weddings and a Kiss anthology in 1995, and while it might be short on pages, it s not short on feeling Do I wish we had been able to spendtime with Dorian and Gwen, and even cousin Bertie Absolutely But for me, this story lacked nothing.The Bottom Line Whatcan I say than The Mad Earl s Bride is such a beautiful love story And the icing on this already delectable little cake Spending a few minutes with Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain from Lord of Scoundrels. My thanks to Avon Books for providing me with a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.

  2. says:

    4.5 stars, rounded up.I ve said before that it takes a truly gifted author to turn out a novella which gives the reader the same degree of satisfaction upon finishing as can be found on the completion of a full length novel, and I suppose the fact that this one is by Loretta Chase should be recommendation enough.At the age of twenty seven, Dorian Camoys, the Earl of Rawnsley is dying, plagued by the same illness that killed his mother She died alone, in an asylum for the insane, and Dorian expe 4.5 stars, rounded up.I ve said before that it takes a truly gifted author to turn out a novella which gives the reader the same degree of satisfaction upon finishing as can be found on the completion of a full length novel, and I suppose the fact that this one is by Loretta Chase should be recommendation enough.At the age of twenty seven, Dorian Camoys, the Earl of Rawnsley is dying, plagued by the same illness that killed his mother She died alone, in an asylum for the insane, and Dorian expects that before long, he will begin to exhibit the symptoms of madness He already suffers from the blinding headaches and visual flashes that she endured, and knows he doesn t have long left His remaining relatives, however, are concerned for the title and have decided that Dorien should marry and beget an heir while he is still able to The duc d Abbonville, the head of the French branch of the Camoys family and who is also the fianc of the redoubtable Genevieve, Jessica Trent s grandmother believes he can persuade Dorian to do his duty by the title, and has already selected him a bride, Miss Gwendolyn Adams, who is another of Genevieve s granddaughters.Like both her grandmother and her cousin Jessica, Gwendolyn is a very formidable young woman She is passionately interested in the medical sciences but as this is a time when formal training was not possible for a woman, she has to content herself with studying on her own Marrying the Earl of Rawnsley will give her the funds and influence to enable her to build and run a new hospital, and it s that which is her primary motivation for agreeing to the duc s proposal well, that, and the opportunity to perhaps help Dorian and gain some insight into his illness.Despite his initial reluctance, Dorian agrees to the marriage, and even though he is determined to maintain a distance from his bride, Gwen won t let him, encouraging him to talk about his illness and conducting her own researches into the nature of it To his surprise, she treats him as a normal, sane and intelligent individual, and one, over, who makes her melt into a puddle of lustI wish you could see the way you look at me Like a lovesick schoolgirl, you mean she asked Yes Well, what do you expect You are shockingly handsome He leaned forward, his eyes narrowed I have a brain disease My mind is crumbling to pieces And in a few months I shall be a rotting corpse After which, she basically pats him on the cheek, says there, there, dear, never mind and changes the subject.I suspect that most readers will be able to work out what is actually wrong with Dorian before Gwen does, but she is working without the benefit of current medical knowledge, and one of the things that keeps the reader hooked is wondering when Dorian will realise that he doesn t have one foot in the grave after all.Both Dorian and Gwendolyn are likeable, well drawn characters, their relationship is beautifully developed and their interactions are by turns funny, tender, sexy and heart rending Dorian s desire not to be pitied and to have control over his life for as long as he can is poignant and quite understandable, and I loved the way he encourages Gwen in her studies The Mad Earl s Bride is a fabulous read and one I heartily recommend if you re looking for a quick romance fix

  3. says:

    A super instalove story The h H are nice and lovable and all but the cutish instalove was taking too much for granted on the H s part Given the circumstances, it d have beennatural if the H hadn t quite conceitedly, I d say assumed that she d developed feelings for him which she had btw all within a day or two Circumstances being that she d quite sanguinely agreed to marry sight unseen a dying man so that she could become a countess with enough power and position to build a h A super instalove story The h H are nice and lovable and all but the cutish instalove was taking too much for granted on the H s part Given the circumstances, it d have beennatural if the H hadn t quite conceitedly, I d say assumed that she d developed feelings for him which she had btw all within a day or two Circumstances being that she d quite sanguinely agreed to marry sight unseen a dying man so that she could become a countess with enough power and position to build a hospital.The H s dead mother and her medical history is overplayed and hangs over the whole story in a bad karma way But things were kept too vague view spoiler I wonder why the H never worried about his offspring inheriting the madness he d apparently inherited from his mother Or did the H believe it to be a result of moral dissipation as in neurosyphilis Things were hinted at but not stated clearly hide spoiler For all Dain lovers, we get a peek Mind you, only a peek as he s presented in third person and doesn t get a word in edgeways Gads view spoiler Auras and headaches Anyone could have come up with a diagnosis And I was rooting for the doctor h to come up with it hide spoiler but then she was too distracted being bossy in bed Well, the bedroom scenes were hot and distracting

  4. says:

    The Mad Earl s Bride is the story of Gwendolyn and Dorian.This sweet sweet tale has a hero on the brisk of insanity , and the heroine that weds him out of curiosity and her own benefit He expects to die just as his mother had, she vows to rescue him from the brink of madness He is hopeless, she is hopeful He is afraid, and she is brave They fall for each other make love, make life altering discoveries and the book ends in a hopeful HEA.Two minutes into the story we know the diagnosis yet The Mad Earl s Bride is the story of Gwendolyn and Dorian.This sweet sweet tale has a hero on the brisk of insanity , and the heroine that weds him out of curiosity and her own benefit He expects to die just as his mother had, she vows to rescue him from the brink of madness He is hopeless, she is hopeful He is afraid, and she is brave They fall for each other make love, make life altering discoveries and the book ends in a hopeful HEA.Two minutes into the story we know the diagnosis yet it was SUCH a fun and heartwarming read Safe4 5

  5. says:

    this review was originally published at DearAuthor.com

  6. says:

    What a wonderful reminder of why Loretta Chase is one of my favorite authorsShort, but better conceived and articulated than books many times this novella s length Perhaps because I love to blind, adoring stupidity Lord of Scoundrels, I enjoyed the similar chemistry between rational, unshakeable Gwendolyn, a woman determined to fund a hospital according to her own medical study and beliefs, and Dorian, the doomed earl who has reluctantly agreed to wed to try to procreate before his debility What a wonderful reminder of why Loretta Chase is one of my favorite authorsShort, but better conceived and articulated than books many times this novella s length Perhaps because I love to blind, adoring stupidity Lord of Scoundrels, I enjoyed the similar chemistry between rational, unshakeable Gwendolyn, a woman determined to fund a hospital according to her own medical study and beliefs, and Dorian, the doomed earl who has reluctantly agreed to wed to try to procreate before his debility kills him Gwen reminded me of Jessica Dorian of Lord Dain, T est, D est and H est hero of them all Their meeting and sorting out the tangle was fun.One of the best of many delightful scenes, was Gwen explaining why his horrible decline wouldn t upset her and why marrying him made sense, by way of reassuring him that she was a willing bride without any illusions about their marriage

  7. says:

    This little gem of a novella comes in between of Lord of Scoundrels and The Last Hellion and since both of those are one of my all time LC s favorites, I must say this has just joined those two Everything in this novella worked to perfection I can t tell you how much I loved the heroine She had enough strength without being overbearing, and such compassion and sweetness, I just couldn t help but love her.The hero was just as noble as you d expect him to be, but also someone you felt the c This little gem of a novella comes in between of Lord of Scoundrels and The Last Hellion and since both of those are one of my all time LC s favorites, I must say this has just joined those two Everything in this novella worked to perfection I can t tell you how much I loved the heroine She had enough strength without being overbearing, and such compassion and sweetness, I just couldn t help but love her.The hero was just as noble as you d expect him to be, but also someone you felt the compassion for.The plot was totally unexpected and worked so well within the romance, it touched me deeply because it hit too close to home.If you ve never read LC before, you may as well start with this one Melanie for b2b

  8. says:

    3.5 stars Very cute novella with aserious topic than it seemed from the description I didn t give it a higher rating because no matter the heroine s inclinations, I couldn t believe her family would allow her to marry a guy everybody thought was a lunatic It took me half the novella to get pass my disbelief.Dorian s situation was heartbreaking, specially when you realized his sense of helplessness at realizing he might be at the mercy of others during the end of his life Medical ca 3.5 stars Very cute novella with aserious topic than it seemed from the description I didn t give it a higher rating because no matter the heroine s inclinations, I couldn t believe her family would allow her to marry a guy everybody thought was a lunatic It took me half the novella to get pass my disbelief.Dorian s situation was heartbreaking, specially when you realized his sense of helplessness at realizing he might be at the mercy of others during the end of his life Medical care in the 19th century could be appalling I give thanks everyday that I born in this time I really enjoyed Bertie Trent as a secondary character It took me a few pages to place in and then I was very happy to encounter him again The same with Dain.I was very intrigued by Dr Eversham and see him as hero material This novella was written a while back so for all I know, there s a book with him as the hero already I must check Ms Chase s backlist.Overall, a very touching story Completely recommend it

  9. says:

    The Mad Earl s Bride is a Novella you read after Lord of Scoundrels the third book in the Scoundrels series but can also be read as a stand alone.I love Loretta Chase s writing style and her unique romantic plots with very color ful characters.Dorian Camoy Earl of Rawnsley agrees to marry the intelligent brave Gwendolyn Adams cousin to the heroine in Lord of Scoundrels thinking her as a desirable witch that are sent to him to cure his illness.Their journey in falling in love was beauti The Mad Earl s Bride is a Novella you read after Lord of Scoundrels the third book in the Scoundrels series but can also be read as a stand alone.I love Loretta Chase s writing style and her unique romantic plots with very color ful characters.Dorian Camoy Earl of Rawnsley agrees to marry the intelligent brave Gwendolyn Adams cousin to the heroine in Lord of Scoundrels thinking her as a desirable witch that are sent to him to cure his illness.Their journey in falling in love was beautiful and entertaining at the same time,as they found complete trust in each other,and wanted each other endlessly.There was a fierce rapture in their lovemaking, and the moments of quiet contentment, and the joy of working with together, planning something worthwhile.My favourite moment has to be the bathe scene,it was so sensual and reamarkable in a way that i almost fainted,WHEWW I enjoyed it from the start to their HEA,they both greatly deserved it

  10. says:

    This is a charming early Loretta Chase novella The mad earl marries a woman who coincidentally wants to be a doctor but couldn t be in those days The story is serious and sweet and funny at the same time It was great fun to see Bertie Trent, from Lord of Scoundrels, as the earl s best friend He s just as goofy and surprisingly wise as before.

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