Tuesday, June 28

Book Review: Every Earl Has a Silver Lining by Anna Markland

Author: Anna Markland
Title: Every Earl Has a Silver Lining
(Earls Are Wild #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: ebook
Pages: 274
Published: March 25th 2021 
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

He was content as a soldier; now, unexpectedly, he's an earl

Can a career soldier, an officer in the British Army with the humble surname of Smith, successfully manage a prosperous earldom he unexpectedly inherits?

Gabriel makes his first mistake when he falls in love with his predecessor’s beautiful young widow, Lady Emma Crompton. He faces a second hurdle—he is slowly being poisoned with arsenic. A double mystery unfolds when it comes to light Lady Emma’s deceased husband was also suffering from arsenic poisoning.

Is there a curse on the Earls of Farnworth or are there other forces at work that will rob Gabe and Emma of their chance to find true love?

Stumbled upon this on the freebie section on Amazon, so why not. 

Here we follow Gabriel and Emma. Gabriel is a career soldier in the British Army. He suddenly has the earldom fall on his lap. Emma is his predecessor's widow. The two come together to find out who poisoned the former earl and who is poisoning Gabriel now. Will the two find out in time and will they find the love along the way?

This started out strong for me. I was hooked right away!!!! However, it all fell apart. 

I nearly DNFed this, but the beginning was SO strong that I didn't want to stop. I kept reading on in hopes it would get better. However, I found myself skimming and speed reading as much as I could. I really didn't want to DNF since I just did the other day. 

Finally it ended and I was relieved. The ending was better-ish, but still I felt meh about everyone and everything that happened. 

Not for me. But I am proud I pushed through and didn't DNF again. 

I'll give this 2 stars. The beginning had a lot of promise so that gets a star. I wish I had liked the rest though. :/ 



Blodeuedd said...

Lol. Finally it ended

Mary Kirkland said...

I've done that with books and hoped they got better. Sometimes they do...sometimes they don't.

Melliane said...

Too bad for this one

Carole Rae said...

B, for real.

Mary, yeppp it is a gamble and this time I lost.

Melliane, yesss I am sad.