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well written great story. This is not what I would consider one of Layton s best, but she does write well This story is intriguing in that although the story line would lead one to think the challenge is in proving the earl is the earl, that is not where the true challenge lies Some surprises all the way through to the end On the whole a fun holiday read. Summary by Dr W Richards via.comAn English gentleman, Alfred Kensington, newly arrived in the colony of Virginia, rewards the bond boy who saved his son s life by buying his indenture papers, freeing him, and offering him employment in his household The boy is strong, good looking, reliable and intelligent, and eager to please The only fly in the ointment is that he insists that he s actually an earl that he was kidnapped five years earlier and sold into slavery The boy has to be ma Summary by Dr W Richards via.comAn English gentleman, Alfred Kensington, newly arrived in the colony of Virginia, rewards the bond boy who saved his son s life by buying his indenture papers, freeing him, and offering him employment in his household The boy is strong, good looking, reliable and intelligent, and eager to please The only fly in the ointment is that he insists that he s actually an earl that he was kidnapped five years earlier and sold into slavery The boy has to be mad But some years later, when Jared is now 27, he announces that he is going back to England to try to prove that his story is true He has no expectations of regaining his title and lands, but he wants to confront his uncle, the one who arranged his kidnap In the meantime, Alfred s daughter Della has fallen deeply in love with Jared, who only sees her as a sister.The scene then shifts to England Jared journeys to his old home, only to find that the present earl is his younger brother Justin, whom he d believed dead all those years He s quickly ensconced as the earl, lord of all he surveys and owner of all the lands and money which go with the title But he can t help feeling a lingering, nagging sense of guilt about taking everything away from his brother Even Justin s fiancee, Fiona, was actually betrothed from birth to the Earl not the earl s younger brother And it seems that Fiona would be only too happy to switch her affections to Jared.It s into this tangled situation that Della arrives some weeks later, visiting as part of a last ditch effort to persuade Jared to see her as a woman instead of his sister and if he won t, to say goodbye But she quickly realises that there sgoing on here than she expected Jared the Earl is a very different man from Jared the merchant in Virginia Does she stand a chance with this new Jared This is a love story, but it s also a story about a man finding out who and what he really is Jared was degraded as a young boy, and he carries the scars of that part of his life still some visible, such as those on his back, and some invisible and carried inside himself He can t accept that he is worthy to be an aristocrat, because he was brought so low His friends and family must convince him and he must convince himself that true nobility comes from within, regardless of someone s birth or upbringing Jared s soulsearching is very well told sometimes painful, and always engrossing Kidnapped and sold as a bond servant, young Jared St Andrew Bellington, earl of Alveston, is abused and mistreated by his various masters Then one day he has the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time and saves another young boy from drowning The father of the boy has come to the Virginia colony to find a new life for himself and his son and daughter Alfred Kensington takes Jared in and allows him to become a member of his family but Jared s true identity is left unproven Kidnapped and sold as a bond servant, young Jared St Andrew Bellington, earl of Alveston, is abused and mistreated by his various masters Then one day he has the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time and saves another young boy from drowning The father of the boy has come to the Virginia colony to find a new life for himself and his son and daughter Alfred Kensington takes Jared in and allows him to become a member of his family but Jared s true identity is left unproven for many years After tragedy strikes the Kensington family, Jared becomes like a son to Alfred and like a brother to pretty little Della He vowed as a child to protect Della and now as a grown man he sees her only as the little girl he grew up with What he doesn t know is that Della has loved him from the moment she saw him and that her feelings for him are those of a full grown woman The bond between Jared and Della is stronger than the chains of misery that bind Jared s spirit and wider than the ocean he crosses to reclaim his lost heritage As Jared unravels the past and faces an uncertain future, Della is there beside him as she s always been ready to defend him from any enemy, including himself But the scars on Jared s back are mere shadows of the scars that he bears on his soul Jared still sees himself as the bond boy he once was, less than a slave and not worthy of the love, respect and admiration Della has for him {READ BOOK} Ì Bound by Love ó Della Kensington believed Jared St Andrew Bellington s story that he was a dispossessed earl But after following him back to Georgian England, Della saw that if Jared gained everything he wanted, she might lose him forever