Redeeming the Reclusive Earl by Virginia Heath
Redeeming The Reclusive Earl is an historical romance.
The Earl of Rivenhall just wants to hide away from the world with his battle scars, so when he discovers someone is trespassing on his land and digging holes, he’s angry.
Effie is a self-taught archaeologist and has been discovering artefacts in the abbey ruins on Rivenhall’s estate for years. She believes she is on the cusp of discovering some very important new findings, and she’s not about to let an angry earl stop her excavations.
I really enjoyed how bold Effie was when dealing with the Earl; she understood his blustering ways and challenged him when others feared his wrath. The archaeology theme was a bonus for me too as I’ve always had an interest in discovering old artefacts.
With just a handful of characters and an unusual setting this was a refreshing change from similar books in this genre which are so often set in London. I’m a fan of Heath’s stories and this is another winner for me.
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His heart is a fortress. And she’s trespassing!
After losing all he holds dear in a horrific fire, Max Aldersley, Earl of Rivenhall, shuns the world — until he catches Effie Nithercott digging holes on his estate! He banishes the intrepid archaeologist and the unsettled feelings she rouses within him. But she returns even more determined and infuriatingly desirable than before! He wonders just how deep she’s prepared to dig — so far she’ll reach the man beneath his scars?