The Indebted Earl ~ Review with Giveaway

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The Indebted Earl by Erica Vetsch, 

The Indebted Earl
The Indebted Earl
Serendipity and Secrets #3
By Erica Vetsch

For three years Lady Sophia Haverly has waited for Rich's return. The war has ended but Rich was a casualty right at the conclusion, but not before he extracted a promise from his friend and commanding officer to visit Sophie with his last words. 

Having pledged herself to Rich, Sophie finds herself at a loss as she is not his widow just the fiance he never returned home to. But when time marches on not giving her time to grieve what was not to be she must recreate her life. When Captain Charles Wyvern arrives with Rich's possessions and his final words he also offers his assistance to Sophie and to Mamie, Rich's mother.

An offer of assistance to assuage his guilt was the least he could offer to the woman he got to know through his friend's letters. But when his own circumstances drastically change he finds that needs Sophie's help to navigate a world of which he has no understanding.

Charles Wyvern is a navy man through and through, from the age of 12 he has known no other life and he is in no way prepared to take on the management of an estate, three young wards, and the loathed title of Earl of Rothwell. He admits it, he needs help, and the only help available the houseful of women he has just found to be in his charge. The only solution he can see is Sophie and she agrees to his offer of a marriage of convenience. 

But soon the estate and instant family he has just inherited are the least of his worries when he is accused of smuggling. Can a man whose only goal was to live a life of duty to his country and king fall to the machinations of traitors? Not if his new wife has anything to say about it. But the daughter of a duke and wife to an accused earl just might not have the voice those in power will listen to.

This is an excellent addition to the Serendipity and Secrets series. That being said one can read this book without having read the previous two books in the series and easily follow the story with no difficulties. It is interesting seeing Sophia and Charles work through their grief, guilt, and anger to get to the conclusion which was most satisfactory. This book will keep you turning the pages into the early hours of the morning (or until 7:00 am, in my case) but it is so worth it. I highly recommend this to those who are looking for clean reading Regency Romance.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

About the Book:
Title: The Indebted Earl 
Series: Serendipity & Secrets #3 
Author: Erica Vetsch 
Publisher: Kregel Publications 
Release Date: March 23, 2021 
Genre: Christian Regency Romance 

Can Captain Wyvern keep his new marriage of convenience all business--or will it turn into something more? 

Captain Charles Wyvern owes a great debt to the man who saved his life--especially since Major Richardson lost his own life in the process. The best way to honor that hero's dying wish is for Wyvern to escort the man's grieving fiance and mother safely to a new cottage home by the sea. But along the way, he learns of another obligation that has fallen on his shoulders: his uncle has died and the captain is now the Earl of Rothwell. 

When he and the ladies arrive at his new manor house in Devon, they discover an estate in need of a leader and a gaggle of girls, all wards of the former earl. War the new earl knows; young ladies and properties he does not. Still wishing to provide for the bereaved Lady Sophia Haverly, Charles proposes a marriage of convenience. 

Sophie is surprised to find she isn't opposed to the idea. It will help her care for her betrothed's elderly mother, and she's already fallen in love with the wayward girls on the Rothwell estate. This alliance is a chance to repay the captain who has done so much for her care, as well as divert her attention from her grief. When Wyvern returns to his sea commission, she'll stay behind to oversee his property and wards. 

It sounds so simple. Until the stalwart captain is arrested on suspicion of smuggling, and Sophie realizes how much he's come to mean to her. Now she'll have to learn to fight, not only for his freedom but also for his love. 

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Erica Vetsch

Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. 

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Lost Lieutenant, The Gentleman Spy, & The Indebted Earl and a $10 Amazon gift card!

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  1. I normally don't like marriage of convenience..but this sounds so good!

  2. Thank you for sharing your review! So glad to hear you enjoyed it! - JustRead Tours

  3. The first 2 books in this series are great. I am looking forward to reading this third one.

  4. Excellent review! Erica's stories are amazing!

  5. Love the cover Thanks for sharing!

  6. I really like historical fiction and these sound like great reads!


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