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ABOUT THE BOOKTitle: 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. PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub
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The Indebted Earl by Erica Vetsch is the third book in her Serendipity and Secrets series. Lady Sophia Haverly, sister of the Duke of Haverly who we first meet in The Lost Lieutenant, receives devastating news, which turns her world upside.
Captain Charles Wyvern simply wants to be at sea, but the end of the war, his family’s ignoble past, and the death of his uncle conspire against that plan. What he can do, however, is fulfill the wish of a dying soldier. The man who saved his life.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, especially The Gentleman Spy (review coming soon). The Indebted Earl had less danger and adventure to it than the past two books, at least until the two-thirds mark when the intrigue picks up and I didn’t want to put the book down.
I think fans of more typical Regency Romance will especially enjoy this story since it follows those lines more than the rest of the series. It also means you don’t have to read the first two books in order to enjoy The Indebted Earl. Although, the third book does contain major spoilers for the first two books, especially The Lost Lieutenant.
Sophia is a wonderful character and I wish we could have seen more of her brother (he’s my favorite character in the series). Charles was more challenging to get to know, but likable nonetheless. And the supporting cast is a fun collection of unique individuals.
If you love Regency Romance, definitely give this one a read!
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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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