The Earl's Dilemma

Emily Gee
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“Utterly delightful friends-to-lovers story. This is by far the funniest that I've read, and the most adorable too.”
~ Buried Under Romance
James Hargrave, Earl of Arden, urgently needs a wife. He’s resigned himself to a marriage of convenience and has even chosen a bride: Kate Honeycourt, his best friend’s sister.
Kate has been on the shelf for years. Why, then, does she so firmly turn him down? Surely she can’t be holding out for a love match?
But Kate has a proposal of her own: she’ll find James a bride he can fall in love with.
Armed with a list of requirements, Kate sets out to find James the perfect wife. But things don’t progress as either of them expect...


A Regency romance featuring an earl who needs to marry in a hurry, the spinster he turns to for help, and a list that grows...and grows...and grows.



(The Earl's Dilemma was originally published under the penname Emily May.)

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Publisher
Emily Gee
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Published on
Oct 31, 2017
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Pages
228
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ISBN
9780994144317
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Author’s Note: Dear readers, please be aware this is an angsty, twisty book written in the style of a gothic romance, and there are some dark moments along the path to a happy ending for our characters. No spoilers here, but if you are a sensitive reader please do consult the reviews before diving in. Yours, Scarlett

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