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Rescuing the Earl ( 7 Curses Of London #3) by Lana Williams. Historical Romance ARC Review.

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A tormented earl
A gentle widow
Both in need of rescue

After several suspicious accidents nearly kill her young son, Grace Stannus, a widowed viscountess, and her son, Matthew, flee their home in the dark of night, their identities concealed. Her predicament goes from bad to worse when she’s left ill and penniless alongside a deserted road in the pouring rain, not realizing the danger she faces is just beginning.

Rather than celebrating his betrothal, Tristan Hawke, the Earl of Adair, seeks refuge at his country estate, hoping to convince himself he hasn’t made a mistake by proposing marriage for all the wrong reasons. His world is upended when his coach strikes a woman. Fearing the worst, Tristan takes Grace and Matthew to his home.

As his lovely and mysterious guest recovers, Tristan is charmed by how kind Grace is--the exact type of person he avoids for fear his temper will crush her. But his efforts to maintain his distance are thwarted by his houseguests as they force him to consider that a gentle spirit might be the perfect antidote to his darkness.

Grace refuses Tristan’s efforts to aid her, certain she must stand on her own, especially since the handsome earl is engaged. But her determination isn’t enough to keep her son safe.

As passions ignite, Grace and Tristan must determine if they can rescue each other from their past demons before fate forces them apart.


Widow Grace Stannus is running away to London to protect her young son from his uncle.  Luck is not going her way.  On foot in the rain the pair are struggling to find shelter. 
Tristan Hawke the Earl of Adair has just got engaged but has left his betrothed in London because he needs to get his head straight.  Pushing on through a storm is not sensible.  When his carriage hits a woman in the rain he knows it's his fault. 
Our hero needs to marry quickly to save the house he loves,  but he is afraid his uncontrollable temper is not good for any woman. 
Our heroine  is scared and has no self confidence at all.  Her brother in law is trying to hurt her son, so all she can think to do is hide. 
This book is part of a series but easily read as a stand alone. 
There is as much an adventure as a romance because our protagonists have a huge learning curve to travel.  Self discovery and friendship are the keys to happiness.  The characters are braver than they know and little Matthew is adorable. 
A very enjoyable book,  with a story line that really keeps the pages turning . I will be reading the rest of the series. 


Lana Williams writes historical romance filled with mystery, adventure, and a pinch of paranormal to stir things up.

Filled with a love of books from an early age, Lana put pen to paper and decided happy endings were a must in any story she created. She writes in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, two growing sons, and two dogs.

She loves hearing from readers! Stop by her website and say hello!


  1. Oh. My. Goodness! Petula, you have made my week! Thank you for the lovely review. I'm absolutely thrilled to know you enjoyed the story! Thank you so much! Happy New Year!!

    1. It was an absolute pleasure. Thank you.


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