The Earl Returns

The Earl Returns

Book 1: Lords of Sussex
Someone is trying to kill the Earl of Merton
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“The Earl Returns” is full of gloriously suspenseful twists and turns! It feels like the characters are never safe, which will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Splendid historical detail deftly showcases the social issues in England.
Amanda Hupe


The Earl of Merton is back. Can he stay alive?

After three years as an involuntary seaman in the Royal Navy, the Earl of Merton returns to an England roiled by unrest. The end of the war has brought economic hardship and unemployment. Merton starts a shipyard, bringing employment to his neighbors but embarrassment to his family. They want him to marry suitably and settle down to a normal aristocratic life. He is not interested...until he meets Miranda Rokeby.

Miranda is the daughter of a Boston shipowner visiting her English relatives. She has an American disdain for useless aristocrats...until she meets Merton.

Together they may be able to overcome the opposition of their families, but they have another problem.

Someone is trying to kill the Earl of Merton.

Lords of Sussex
The Earl Returns
The Debt of Dishonor
The Winds of Change

Release date: November 5, 2020

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Print pages: 312

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After Napoleon's defeat, there were grand celebrations in London, but not everyone was happy. The aftermath of the war brought peace, but it also brought economic hardship to the poor, and returning soldiers and seamen found themselves with no jobs. The atmosphere of rebellion and repression forms the background of The Earl Returns.

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