Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Earl's Christmas Colt by Rebecca Thomas

Title:  The Earl's Christmas Colt
Author:  Rebecca Thomas
Published:  December 30th 2013 by Entangled: Flirt
Length:  70pgs
Format:  ebook
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Lady Arabella Sutton is stunned to learn her brother has betrothed her to a stranger despite his promises for a season in London. Although she is the first to admit no man would suit, since she’s more interested in horses than marriage, the last thing she wants is to become a brood mare to a stuffy old earl. Facing a future she cannot abide, she takes an impetuous ride to clear her head and ends up tending her injured mare instead.

Oliver Westwyck, the Earl of Marsdale, can’t believe his luck when he stops at an inn the night before he’s to meet his fiancée. In the stable, while tending the colt he intends to give to his future wife, he happens upon her—rain-drenched but beautiful. She assumes he’s a stable hand, a fine joke he means to end...until Lady Arabella declares all noblemen are egotistical, conceited, and arrogant. How can he reveal his true identity before he’s managed to change her mind and win her heart?

My Review:

Thomas recreates her world perfectly. Her vivid descriptions combine with her captivating storytelling to create a tale that you won’t be able to put down. She tells a complete story that I fell in love with, even within her short page count. I really appreciate the effort that Thomas puts into her story. They are historically accurate. Her accuracy also transfers over into the equine world.

Thomas has produced a very well developed cast, especially considering the brevity of the story. I feel like I’ve come to know the heroine quite well. I could identify with her and really felt for her. The male lead was also a very unique character. He stood out amongst the rest of the cast.

As a whole this was a brilliant, heart-warming tale that was a quick read and easy to immerse myself in. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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  1. Great review. It sounds like a really good book!

  2. Thank you so much Jonel! So glad you enjoyed the story. And thank you, Jodie!

    1. My pleasure. This was brilliant! Can't wait for more from you. :)