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RELEASE DAY, JULY 26, 2016!

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THE THIEF STEALS HER EARL

{CRAVEN HOUSE, BOOK 1}

 

Following the passing of his father and an unforgivable act by a family member ending in near ruin for his family, Simon Montgomery, the new Earl of Cartwright, is forced to return home without finishing his education. However, that doesn’t stop Cart from absorbing every morsel of knowledge he can.

Unfortunately, doing so and applying his every moment to restoring his family’s lost heirlooms while seeing to his sister’s upbringing and attempting to wrangle his mother’s frivolous spending habits has made him somewhat of a recluse, a man unsure of how to live life unless it’s focused around academia, order, and routine. But what happens when Cart is faced with a woman as intelligent as he but far more cunning?

Miss Judith Pengarden has lived her entire life under her eldest sister’s firm yet loving guidance. When she discovers her family is in jeopardy of losing their home, Jude decides to use her skills to help them pay off their unsettled debts. However, when Jude attempts to steal from the wrong house, she finds herself alone, locked in a dank room at the night watchman’s residence, and she vows to stop thinking so spontaneously and risking her family’s name to scandal. Unfortunately, there are some loose ends that need to be tied up before she can. Luckily for her, however, she may have just met the man who can help her family and also steal a piece of her heart.

When Jude meets Lord Cartwright at a London garden party, he seems the perfect man to solve all her problems—a recluse unfamiliar with London Society and studied in antiquities. A lord like none she has met, Jude soon realizes that Cart is more valuable to her than any painting, sculpture, or vase.  But when she’s caught in possession of Cart’s long-lost family heirloom, completely unaware of what it really means, can she convince him that things are far from what they seem? That despite the deceit and subterfuge, her heart is in the right place. With her family…and with him.

  • Series: Craven House Series
  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing (July 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1945089040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1945089046

 

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Meet the author…

Christina McKnightChristina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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MY THOUGHTS:

The Thief Steals Her Earl (Craven House Series Book 1) by The_Thief_Steals_Her_Earl_600x900Christina McKnight is a magnificent start to want is sure to be an intriguing series.

Can a thief/Lady and a gentleman/Earl, whose an antiquities dealer, overcome secrets, deception and lies to find true love and their HEA?

Simon Montgomery, the new Earl of Cartwright, aka, Cart, whose birthright has been impoverished by his deceitful uncle. Has to stop us education to replenish his family’s coffers, so he becomes an antiquities dealer. Something he enjoys and is making money doing. He avoids scandal at all cost, until….

Miss Judith Pengarden, of Craven House, aka Jude, learns her home is in jeopardy of being lost to debtors. Jude and her twin, Samantha, decides to use ther skills to help pay their families unsettled debts, by stealing antiques. Samantha gets the information from unsuspecting gentlemen. However, their first attempt almost causes a disastrous event. Due to mistaken information from Samantha, Jude breaks into the wrong house. Therefore, nearly being caught by the young lady of the house. Thus causing an unforeseen chain of events.

Steady paced, well written with captivating and somewhat intriguing characters, who are indeed engaging, the reader can’t help but be intrigued and fall in love with the wide cast of characters. An unexpected, unique, and intriguing storyline, makes for a fascinating, magnificently written Regency Romance.

With danger of being caught and having to face the consequences, can Cart and Jude, continue their blossoming romance or will Jude loss all due to her lies and deceit? Can Cart, an uptight, straight laced Lord forgive the intelligent, well meaning, albeit misguided, Jude? Or is Cart willing to lose his one true love due to her deception and the scandal to follow?

There is so more much to this brilliantly written story, than just thievery, healing, forgiveness, and romance. The reader will be entranced, enthralled and downright amazed, with this intricately woven romance. A fantastic read from beginning to end.
I can’t wait to read the next installment of “Craven House” series. What a fantastic, series thus far!

“The Thief Steals Her Earl” is a Regency Romance lover’s delight, with it’s intricately woven characters, a bit of mystery, add in a touch of suspense, a romantic interest, and you have an awesome Historical Romance. A must read from Ms. McKnight! She certainly draws the reader in and holds them in awe. Fantastic read!
Received for an honest review.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet to very Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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