The Indebted Earl {book review and giveaway}

About the book

Can Captain Wyvern keep his new marriage of convenience all business--or will it turn into something more?

Captain Charles Wyvern owes a great debt to the man who saved his life--especially since Major Richardson lost his own life in the process. The best way to honor that hero's dying wish is for Wyvern to escort the man's grieving fiance and mother safely to a new cottage home by the sea. But along the way, he learns of another obligation that has fallen on his shoulders: his uncle has died and the captain is now the Earl of Rothwell.

When he and the ladies arrive at his new manor house in Devon, they discover an estate in need of a leader and a gaggle of girls, all wards of the former earl. War the new earl knows; young ladies and properties he does not. Still wishing to provide for the bereaved Lady Sophia Haverly, Charles proposes a marriage of convenience.

Sophie is surprised to find she isn't opposed to the idea. It will help her care for her betrothed's elderly mother, and she's already fallen in love with the wayward girls on the Rothwell estate. This alliance is a chance to repay the captain who has done so much for her care, as well as divert her attention from her grief. When Wyvern returns to his sea commission, she'll stay behind to oversee his property and wards.

It sounds so simple. Until the stalwart captain is arrested on suspicion of smuggling, and Sophie realizes how much he's come to mean to her. Now she'll have to learn to fight, not only for his freedom but also for his love.

What I thought about the book

This is book 3 of the Serendipity and Secrets series. I found it as captivating as the first two! 

The Indebted Earl is another book that's hard to put down. The nautical terms woven throughout make it obvious that it was well researched. The relationship between Lady Sophie and Captain Wyvern/the Earl of Rothwell is sweet. And their compassionate care of Lady Richardson and the three orphaned girls is inspiring.

If you are a fan of Regency era novels, you certainly must read this one!

You're welcome to read my reviews for:
The Gentleman Spy

About the author

Erica Vetsch is a New York Times best-selling and ACFW Carol Award–winning author. She is a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota with her husband, who she claims is both her total opposite and soul mate. 
Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks.
A self-described history geek, she has been planning her first research trip to England. (I hope she takes me with her!! <big grin>)
Learn more about Erica Vetsch and her books at
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to give you my honest opinion.

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  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing The Indebted Earl! <3

    1. My pleasure, indeed! My mom is reading it now. :)


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