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Mad About the Earl

The Ministry of Marriage

Christina Brooke

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Designed to arrange matches of rank and affluence, the powerful Ministry of Marriage has no interest in love. But when does the heart ever play by the rules?

Lady Rosamund Westruther has no objection to the match arranged for her by the Ministry—until she meets her intended. Gruff, stubborn Griffin, Earl of Tregarth, is hardly the charming nobleman the classic beauty has dreamed of for so long. While a proper lady can’t cry off, she can demand a proper courtship …

Griffin is aware of his duty to wed—and more convinced than ever that the lovely Rosamund has no place with a man like him. Built for fields and stables rather than drawing rooms, Griffin doubts he can win her in the polite manner society requires. But with every passing day, the attraction between them flares higher and hotter. Maybe there is more to love than meets the eye…

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CHAPTER ONE
 

CORNWALL, ENGLAND, SUMMER 1812
THREE YEARS EARLIER …

Lady Rosamund Westruther caught her first glimpse of Pendon Place from the carriage window and fell deeper in love with her destiny.
From this distance, the grand Elizabethan manor house loomed over the landscape, a massive expanse of gray stone with Gothic arched windows and crenellated turrets. Only the tendrils of deep green ivy climbing its walls softened the austerity of its aspect.
The house was gloomy, brooding, and utterly romantic.
A thrill of anticipation ran down Rosamund’s
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Praise for Mad About the Earl

"MAD ABOUT THE EARL is a true historical gem." Romance Junkies

Praise for HEIRESS IN LOVE:

“Each scene is more sensual and passionate than the last.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review!)

“Riveting tale of life, loss, convenience, and heart wrenching love! Superbly written!” –Fresh Fiction

"With this delightful debut Brooke demonstrates her ability for creating a charming cast of characters who are the perfect players in the first of the Ministry of Marriage series. Marriage-of-convenience fans will rejoice and take pleasure in this enchanting read."--RT Book Reviews

“Clever, lush and lovely---an amazing debut!”—Suzanne Enoch, New York Times bestselling author

“A delightful confection of secrets and seduction, HEIRESS IN LOVE will have readers craving more!”--Tracy Anne Warren

“One of the most compelling heroes I’ve read in years.”--Anna Campbell

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Christina Brooke

  • Christina Brooke is a former lawyer who staged a brilliant escape from the corporate world and landed squarely in Regency England. She lives on the east coast of Australia with her husband, two noisy sons, and one enormous dog.

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