The Earl’s Lady Geologist

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The Earl’s Lady Geologist
by Alissa Baxter

Publication Date: February 28, 2021
Vinspire Publishing

Series: Linfield Ladies Series, Book One
Genre: Regency Romance

 

 

Cassandra Linfield is a lady fossil collector who declares she will never marry as no man will ever take her studies seriously. When circumstances force her to travel to Town for the Season, Cassy infiltrates the hallowed portals of the Geological Society from which she has been banned. She is horrified when she comes face to face with her nemesis, the infuriating Earl of Rothbury.

Lord Rothbury is a gentleman-geologist with a turbulent romantic past. After a youthful disappointment he vows never to fall in love again, and makes the decision, instead, to seek out a convenient wife when he returns to England from his geological travels abroad.

Brought together by their close family ties, Cassy and Rothbury collaborate on a geological paper and discover a powerful attraction. Marriage, however, is the one subject they cannot agree upon. But when Cassy’s life is threatened, the two realise that love matters more than their objections.

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Praise for The Earl’s Lady Geologist

“A gentle Regency romance, full of sweetness and intelligence. Alissa Baxter’s writing is period perfect.” -Mimi Matthews, USA Today bestselling author of The Matrimonial Advertisement

“The Earl’s Lady Geologist by Alissa Baxter deftly weaves together the charm of a traditional Regency romance, fascinating information on scientific society of the time, with a quiet subtext about the challenges faced by women interested in pursuing science. This first book in a new series is wonderfully satisfying on many levels!” -Mary Jo Putney, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author

“While immersing the reader in the mores and life of the Regency era, Alissa Baxter manages to write strong, independent heroines whom modern-day women will cheer and root for. Plus the addition of little details that wrap around the plot and the characters make reading her books all the more special because you never know when you might land on a little Easter egg morsel in the beautiful and engaging prose. Historicals with heart and engaging characters that read real—that’s what you get in Ms. Baxter’s books.” -Zee Monodee, USA Today bestselling author

“A truly traditional Regency romance, with lots of witty banter, very reminiscent of Georgette Heyer. Recommended for anyone who likes a completely clean traditional Regency, with strongly authentic writing, historical accuracy and a satisfying romance. Baxter’s writing is excellent, and her dialogue, manners and settings are true to the era. A spirited heroine, a brooding hero, lots of sparkling banter and an authentic Regency setting—with added fossils! Great fun. From Lyme Regis to the drawing rooms of London, Alissa Baxter takes the reader back to the time of Jane Austen.”
Mary Kingswood, author of traditional Regency romances


This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.


Cassandra Linfield, was given an unconventional upbringing, her father encouraged her love for the geological sciences. She is no simpering miss, and would be perfectly happy being a spinster, or so she thinks. Spending her time combing beaches unearthing treasured fossils. Eventually she will have to conform and she finds herself having her first London’s season.

Cassandra, is a character that you can not help feel drawn to. A young lady who follows the beat of her own drum. She is willful and can be quite stubborn, making her a perfect independent leading lady.

Lord Edward Sinclair, Earl of Rothbury is a geologist, has given up marrying for love. Now seeking a wife for convenience, meets lovely Cassy in a most unique situations.

On the beach while she is preoccupied with finding fossils for her extensive collection. Without a care in the world about her appearance.

The two meet again in London, while their paths cross during the London’s season, while dodging would be suitors. Edward cynical personality slowly changes toward Cassy, as two find themselves working together on a geological paper. Events unfold and Cassandra finds herself a direct object of malicious intent.

Baxter gives us an engaging and memorable heroine, and her highly accomplished writing ensures that the reader is swept along in this lovely historical romance Cassandra, is a character that you can feel drawn to. You can’t help but root for her. A young lady who follows the beat of her own drum. She is willful and can be quite stubborn, making her a perfect leading lady.

Alyssa Baxter delivers a well-paced and beautifully written story here, that is both interesting, compelling. The characters are well developed and I found quite compassionate to read about. The setting and Regency period details were authentic. The witty dialogue was well executed, along with the sensitivity of some of the emotional aspects of the story. That I found added more depth to the storyline.

This heart warming regency story captivated my heart. The romance was lovely as the chemistry blossomed slowly but gracefully. A perfect read for me, I highly recommend this book to friends and family.

Alissa Baxter was born in a small town in South Africa, and grew up with her nose in a book on a poultry and cattle farm. At the age of eleven she discovered her mother’s collection of Georgette Heyer novels. The first Heyer novel she ever read was Sylvester and she was hooked on Georgette Heyer after that. She read and reread her novels, and fell totally in love with the Regency period and Heyer’s grey-eyed heroes! After school and university, where she majored in Political Science and French, she published her first Regency novel, The Dashing Debutante.

Alissa travelled overseas and worked as a flight attendant in Dubai before she moved to England, where she did an odd assortment of jobs while researching her second novel, Lord Fenmore’s Wager, which she wrote when she moved back to South Africa. Alissa’s third Regency novel, A Marchioness Below Stairs, is the sequel to Lord Fenmore’s Wager.

Alissa has lived in Durban and Cape Town but she eventually settled in Johannesburg where she lives with her husband and two sons. Alissa is also the author of two chick-lit novels, Send and Receive and The Blog Affair, which have been re-released as The Truth About Series: The Truth about Clicking Send and Receive and The Truth About Cats and Bees.

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