Haunted by the Earl's Touch

No man has ever wanted her for herself

When she arrives at Beresford Abbey, orphan Mary Wilder's hopes of finding a place to belong are dashed when she meets Bane Beresford, the enigmatic earl. He is as remote as the ghosts that supposedly haunt the Abbey…and, like its crumbling walls, her dreams fall apart.

Occasionally she sees a different, more caring man behind the facade, so is she foolish to long for a happy home…and a family? His proposal is for a marriage of convenience, but his touch has awakened within her a fervent and forbidden longing….

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By Susan (Fredericksburg, VA) · ★★★★☆ · January 30, 2015
Good book. Bane has returned to the Abbey upon the death of his grandfather to inherit the title. He learns that while he has inherited the property the unknown Mary Wilding has inherited the money provided she marries within a year. If she doesn't the money goes to the Crown and if she dies he g... ...more
By Janet (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · March 06, 2013
This is not a book I would typically buy. However, I read the review in RT Book Reviews magazine and it sounded interesting. I ended up really enjoying this book and the plot. It reminded me of the older gothic novels that I used to read and love. This is an author who I would definitely read aga... ...more
By Carrie (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 25, 2013
I LOVED this book. The hero always kept one guessing whether or not his intentions were ones of harm for our heroine. The larger mysteries surrounding the Abbey and Mary are sustained well throughout the book. Over all a fantastic read! ...more
By Danise (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · November 16, 2014
Enjoyable gothic romance. I liked that you couldn't tell whether the hero was the good guy or the bad guy right off the bat! Kept up the suspense well! ...more
By Tasha (Dallas, TX) · ★★★★★ · April 13, 2014
I have recently started reading all the books I can find by Ann Lethbridge. This story and other stories have that I guess it would be called a spark that keeps you reading and not wanting to stop and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what happens at the next corner. Will she fall for... ...more
By Shantie · ★★★★☆ · October 12, 2014
Good story! ...more
By Michelle (Canton, GA) · ★★★★☆ · February 06, 2013
Would have given 5 stars but for the fact that Mary never really confronted Bane about all the things he said and did that made her think he would murder her in order to get the inheritance. The way he finally told her he loved her was very sweet, but I would have like to have seen his reaction t... ...more
By Alyssa (Prescott, AZ) · ★★★★★ · June 29, 2013
Such a good read! Twists and turns always kept you guessing. Not as much romance, but not enough to damage my rate choice. Over all I would give it a 4.7. ...more