Very enjoyable read. Shirl Henke should be more well-known. However, none of the action takes place in Texas. It all occurs in England, with the hero taking up the title.
Thoroughly enjoyable read. Josh and Sabrina were the most fun plus the mystery of finding a murderer. I have read all three of the American Lord series and enjoyed this one most, then the second one. I hope to read more of Shirl Henke.
Loved this story. It was so funny to watch Josh and the earl learn about each others countries and traditions, and the whole thing with the car, it was hilarious. Besides that, the romance and passion was so beautifully written, you could feel the passion dripping off the pages.
This is the third book in a series called 'AMERICAN LORD.' The action is plentiful and often amusing; the characters are engaging. However, Joshua Cantrell's 'down home Texas' dialogue got in the way after a while (His speech was too much of a cliche).
The Earl of Whatever has been searching for his last relative and he turns out to be a self-made man named Joshua Cantrell. Josh is a millionaire with a lot of rough edges. In that day and time, Americans were often known as barbarians (because their lack of genteel manners and subtlety).
While going to England to assume the title of viscount Wesley in England, President Teddy Roosevelt asks Josh to help with a little matter of a potential problem between the English and Japanese governments. The Russians are trying to interrupt negotiations and are willing to stoop to assassination.
Hiring a deportment teacher to instruct Josh in the finer things in English society, the earl steps back and watches the fun begin. Sabrina Edgewater is a perfect lady to Josh's country bumpkin persona. Josh is honest about his early life (he was raised in a bordello after his mother's death) but he's deeper (and more educated) than he appears.
The plot seemed a bit complicated however as soon as the characters got started, as the reader, I thought, 'Who cares?' There were lots of twists, lively secondary characters and a mystery or two. This is a fun, lighthearted tale.
1. Yankee Earl (2003)
2.Rebel Baron (2004)
3.Texas Viscount (2004)
Staid, starachy Sabrina Edgewater, teacher of deportment, first encountered her nemisis in a London dockside brawl that earned him the nickname of "Texas Viscount", never imagining he would turn out to be the real earl of Hambleton's heir.
Raised in a Texas bordello, Joshua Cantrell was brash and bold, a self-made millionaire who only agreed to become a viscount to ferret out an international conspiracy. The last thing he needed was to lock horns with a prissy little schoolmarm, even if she was as cute as an acre of speckled pups.
this was one of the best books i have read. i love Shirl Henke's books. But this one was number one great great enjoyed so much.