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Diana (The De Wolfes of Esterley Castle #1) by Alexa Aston. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

A woman whose reputation was destroyed. A powerful earl who longs for children. Can they ignore the raging gossip and find happiness together?

Lady Diana de Wolfe’s curiosity about kissing led to her ruin before she ever made her come-out in London. Banished from her home by a furious, disappointed father, Diana gives birth out of wedlock to twins and supports her family without help until her parents’ deaths. Her brother, the new Earl of Reston, welcomes her back into the family fold and takes Diana to London, hoping she can make a match—and demanding she keep silent about her children until she’s lands a husband.

Oliver Ward, Earl of Merrifield, raised his siblings after his father’s tragic death and his mother’s subsequent madness. With his brother at university and his sister making her come-out, Oliver is ready to find a wife and start a family of his own. His good friend, Lady Merrick, whom he almost wed, promises to help him find the right woman.

Meeting shortly before the London Season begins, Oliver is drawn to Diana’s spirit and beauty. Her attraction for him only grows when he learns about her precocious twins and he is determined to make her his.

Will the rumors regarding Diana’s past mistakes doom this couple in society’s eyes—or can love overcome gossip and save them both?

*Diana occurs after the events written about in Alexa Aston’s bestselling St. Clairs Trilogy—Devoted to the Duke, Midnight with the Marquess, and Embraced by the Earl—and is a part of the De Wolfe Pack Connected World.

The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle
Book 1 - Diana
Book 2 - Derek
Book 3 - Thea


Lady Diana de Wolfe has just reunited with her siblings after being cast out by her father.  Her brother has persuaded her to try and find a husband to give her twins the father they need.  She is hoping that London hasn't yet heard of her disgrace. 
Oliver Ward the Earl of Merrifield loves children and is more than ready to marry.  With the season about to start he is hoping this will be his time to find the woman he wants. 
This is a lot of fun, with fabulous characters.  Our heroine has a rough few years on her own but it has made her a much better person.  Our hero knows exactly what he wants and will not allow anyone to stand in his way. 
This is part of a lovely series of stand alone books.  They are all thoroughly enjoyable reads.  Hopefully there will be more to come. 


Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England during the reign of Edward III and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood. 

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