Can a Haughty Earl Find Love in the Country?When a handsome gentleman driving his curricle much too fast splashes a country girl with mud, he’s not expecting to find the love of his life.She’s affronted by his haughty demeanor but can’t help being attracted to him. She is manipulated into accepting his proposal, though he’s not altogether straightfoward with her. Then a long-kept secret threatens their happiness. Whoever said the course of true love ne’er did run smooth was definitely speaking about this couple!Though it can be read as a stand-alone novel, The Earl and the Mud-Covered Maiden is the first book in the House of Hale Trilogy. It introduces characters you will love to follow as they set out on their rocky path together.