Lady Meets Earl: A Love on Holiday Novel (Mass Market)
USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle sweeps readers away on an all-new romantic holiday to the wilds of Scotland where a young woman discovers her vacation home is unexpectedly owned by a strange, devastatingly handsome earl.
After a lifetime of living for her friends, family, even strangers, Lady Lucy Westmont knows something must change or she’ll lose herself forever. An invitation to visit her free-spirited and scandalous aunt in the wild Scottish countryside is the perfect opportunity to discover how to live the life she wants.
James Pembroke just learned that not only is he the new Earl of Rossbury, he’s also inherited his late uncle’s debts and a manor house deep in Scotland. Already owing money to an unsavory man because of a business deal that went awry, he has no choice but to travel to Scotland to sell the manor. On his way, he finds himself sharing a train car with a rather pretty but wild young woman.
When Lucy manages to make it to her aunt’s home, she discovers her aunt is missing and the incredibly rude man who shared her train car is claiming that he owns the house instead. Nevertheless, Lucy is determined to have a true holiday, even if she is accompanied by the man who has upended her plans—and her heart.
Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of every British costume drama she can get her hands on, USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle writes sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there’s nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.
“Christy Carlyle is a historical romance lover’s dream.” — Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author
“I absolutely adore Christy Carlyle!” — Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author
"The first in Carlyle’s new Love on Holiday series is catnip for lovers of small-town love stories, with engaging character development and a driven heroine. The beautiful Cornish scenery and botanical details are grace notes on a slightly spicy but mostly sweet story, and readers will look forward to future vacations in the series. A charming Victorian romance by the sea." — Kirkus Reviews on Duke Gone Rogue
“A friends-to-enemies-to-lovers tale that doesn’t disappoint!” — Fresh Fiction on Nothing Compares to the Duke
“Christy Carlyle writes poignant, genuine characters who will melt your heart and keep you turning pages long past your bedtime. A Duke Changes Everything is a beautifully written tale I couldn’t put down.” — Kelly Bowen, New York Times bestselling author