Thursday, November 16, 2017

#Review: TWELFTH NIGHT WITH THE EARL by Anna Bradley

  4 of 5 stars

I've very much enjoy Ms. Bradley's stories and this one is no different.  Ethan Fortescue, Earl of Devon, is a man haunted by his past. Cleves Court, the family home in Cornwall, is nothing to him now. Tragedy there has erased every fond memory he'd ever had of the place and he's determined to close it down and never set foot in it again. That's it until he arrives to find Theodosia Sheridan, his childhood friend Thea, is now housekeeper of the grand home and she's determined to keep the place open while helping Ethan to remember the good times they had here.

Ms. Bradley has a way of letting the reader into the painful memories of his brother's Andrew death and his mother's passing of a broken heart. Ethan suffers from nightmares and they only intensify the longer he's at Cleves Court. Thea is a wonderful character, although I would have liked to see her get angry at Ethan's horrendous behavior once in a while. They both witnessed the horrific deaths, but Thea worked through her grief and Ethan has not. Even though this wasn't a very long book, Ms. Bradley skillfully weaves a intense and wonderful story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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