The Earl’s Lady Geologist is a new Regency romance releasing today, written by my author friend, Alissa Baxter.
I haven’t read many Regency romances aside from classics such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility.
So I eagerly dug into this new story and found it quite engaging.
Here is the back cover copy for The Earl’s Lady Geologist:
Cassandra Linfield is a lady fossil collector who declares she will never marry as no man will ever take her studies seriously. When circumstances force her to travel to Town for the Season, Cassy infiltrates the hallowed portals of the Geological Society from which she has been banned. She is horrified when she comes face to face with her nemesis, the infuriating Earl of Rothbury.
Lord Rothbury is a gentleman-geologist with a turbulent romantic past. After a youthful disappointment he vows never to fall in love again, and makes the decision, instead, to seek out a convenient wife when he returns to England from his geological
Brought together by their close family ties, Cassy and Rothbury collaborate on a geological paper and discover a powerful attraction. Marriage, however, is the one subject they cannot agree upon. But when Cassy’s life is threatened, the two realise that love matters more than their objections.
The prose of The Earl’s Lady Geologist is charming and the characters well drawn.
Cassy’s fear of marriage is founded on an all-too-true predicament for women in that time period. I loved the insertion of Cassy’s mother’s letters into the plot, and the fact that Cassy collected fossils, just like I did as a child, when I was becoming interested in archaeology.
Mary Anning, a famous fossil hunter, is also a character in the book.
Need a sweet escape? The Earl’s Lady Geologist is a great read! Take a virtual trip to the historic seaside town of Lyme Regis, situated in beautiful southwest England and enter the world of Regency romance.
Here is the amazon link.