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The Reclusive Earl

(The first book in the Marriage by Fate series)
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Titled gentlemen are supposed to be perfect. Whether it be good looks, charm, or eloquent speech, everyone expects an earl to be refined in every way. And if the earl isn't, he risks being shamed by the Ton. No one knows this better than Landon Tait, the Earl of Farewell, who's been on the receiving end of the Ton's gossip since he first made his appearance in London.

After the last Season, he vowed to stay as far from London as possible. But when his brother lands into serious trouble, he has no choice but to come to his aid. He tells himself he'll make it quick. Just one evening, and his brother will be free from trouble. Then he can return to his country estate to enjoy his life of solitude.

Miss Opal Beaufort is attending a ball when she overhears the snickers about a certain gentleman who was born with a lisp. Several ladies sneak to a private room to listen to him, and something in Opal snaps. She can't stand the idea of someone being made the laughingstock of the Ton. But as soon as she intervenes on his behalf, a scandal ensues, and she finds herself unwittingly betrothed to him.

Now, Landon isn't only forced to stay in London to face the ridicule of the Ton, but he also must deal with a beautiful wife who might find him as imperfect as he fears.

Don't miss the books in this series!
Book 1: The Reclusive Earl
Book 2: Married In Haste
Book 3: Make Believe Bride
Book 4: The Perfect Duke

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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: The Reclusive Earl (Marriage by Fate) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Ruth Ann Nordin
ISBN: 1-976303-31-1 / 978-1-976303-31-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2017 : Paperback

Title: The Reclusive Earl (Marriage by Fate)
Author(s): Ruth Ann Nordin
ISBN: 1-5215-2021-6 / 978-1-5215-2021-5
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Reclusive Earl (Marriage by Fate Book 1)
Author(s): Ruth Ann Nordin
Publisher: Wedded Bliss Romances, LLC
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