Jun 05, 2020
If Wishes Were Earls
Posted by Elizabeth Boyle

Harriet Hathaway has loved only one man her entire life the Earl of Roxley But when he ignores her at a ball, she takes rather desperate steps to catch his eye and her plans find her ruined and without any hope of gaining Roxley s heart So it is much to her amazement when Roxley proposes marriage to save her from ruin But Roxley s proposal isn t quite on the up and upHarriet Hathaway has loved only one man her entire life the Earl of Roxley But when he ignores her at a ball, she takes rather desperate steps to catch his eye and her plans find her ruined and without any hope of gaining Roxley s heart So it is much to her amazement when Roxley proposes marriage to save her from ruin But Roxley s proposal isn t quite on the up and up and when she finds out she s just another piece in one of his plots and japes, she vows revenge.Roxley is desperate to pull his family from the brink of ruin, and the only way to gain a lost fortune is to prove to his aunts that he s reformed his life and is determined to settle down But the bride to be that he thought would be most amiable is doing everything to turn his life and his heart upside down Harriet Hathaway had always seemed the most sensible girl he knew, but now this siren of a stranger he s engaged to is leaving him feeling anything but sensible Harriet is about to steal not only his heart, but quite possibly the keys to the Roxley fortune.

  • Title: If Wishes Were Earls
  • Author: Elizabeth Boyle
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • If wishes were horses, beggars would ride If wishes were horses, beggars would ride is a proverb and nursery rhyme, first recorded about in a collection of Scottish proverbs which suggests if wishing could make things happen, then even the most destitute people would have everything they wanted It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of . Lyrics Common newer versions include idiom meaning What does If wishes were fishes we d all If wishes were fishes used to express the impossibility to make a wish come true It appears to come from and to be a variant of It actually comes or was borrowed from the not so commonly used, original nursery rhyme from Scotland If wishes were horses then beggars would ride, If turnips were swords I d have one by my side. If wishes were horses Nursery Rhymes If wishes were horses Also known as a proverb, If wishes were horses, beggars would ride is a traditional nursery rhyme originating from the th century England The meaning of the proverb is that it is not enough to wish upon something, you have to take action if you want it to happen A similar proverb was first recorded in the Remaines If Wishes Were Fishes The Dr Oz Show If Wishes Were Fishes It actually comes or was borrowed from the not so commonly used, original nursery rhyme from Scotland If wishes were horses then beggars would ride, If turnips were swords I d have one by my side If ifs and ands were pots and pans There would be no need for tinker s hands If wishes were horses, beggers would ride the meaning If wishes were thrushes, then beggers would eat birds Acquiring thrushes has now somewhat gone out of fashion as an aspiration of beggars However, if eating thrushes is your thing, Camden is your man It is clear that the horses and birds versions are essentially the same proverb. If Wishes Were Ponies Fan Fic TV Tropes If Wishes were Ponies is a My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic and Harry Potter crossover fanfic written by tkepner which can be found here Harry Potter, after a beating by Dudley and friends wishes he had somewhere safe to go, and starts crawling home He ends up in Equestria The young Cutie Mark Crusaders find him. If wishes were Famous Proverbs and Quotes Shop If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride T shirts, stickers, apparel and gifts for classic quote and proverb lovers If wishes were Bumper Sticker . If wishes were Tote Bag . If Wishes were Ponies fimfiction Harry Potter, after a beating by Dudley and friends wishes he had somewhere safe to go, and starts crawling home He ends up in Equestria The young Cutie Mark Crusaders find him A year later, a Hogwarts owl unleashes the CMC, Harry, and Equestria upon wizarding Britain And adorable cute magic wielding ponies upon the rest of the world. Star Trek Deep Space Nine If Wishes Were Horses TV May , If Wishes Were Horses While Dax investigates an unusual energy reading near DS to see if it s dangerous for the station, people s imaginations suddenly come alive, causing chaos.

    If Wishes Were Earls Harriet Hathaway has loved only one man her entire life the Earl of Roxley But when he ignores her at a ball she takes rather desperate steps to catch his eye and her plans find her ruined and withou

    Lover of Romance

    "I want you, and only you" he'd whispered as he'd entered her. Taken her. Possessed her. It had been so breathless, so ruinous. So very wonderful.Harriet Hathaway has known Roxley for most of her life. Now as a grown woman, she wants more from him than mere friendship, she desires him and loves him. One night at a ball they share a memorable kiss, but nothing came from it. Now over a year later, she still wants to marry him and wants to show him that what they have is more powerful than any othe [...]


    Warning #1: The blurb on the back cover is misleading.Warning #2: There are flashbacks in this story. Many of them. Warning #3: Because of the flashbacks, we are told from the beginning that Roxley and Harry are in love, but forces are keeping them apart.Warning #4: If you haven't already guessed, will be ranting somewhat in this review.I was so excited about this book because the summary sounded so awesome and I enjoyed the scenes with Harry and Roxley in the first book of this series (and the [...]

    Jess the Romanceaholic

    I was a little put off by the numerous flashbacks in the book, as they occasionally became confusing. Still, a decent read, with the Childhood Friends To Lovers trope that I enjoy so much. 3.5-4/5

    Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)

    So, I think the summary on GR is a bit off on this one, but despite that, I quite enjoyed the book. I always love heroes and heroines who would put their own happiness aside to ensure the safety and well-being of those they love -- even when it's frustrating as hell to read, knowing what they're prepared to sacrifice. I also love a heroine who flouts the rules of society, who barrels toward danger, all in the name of love. Harriet, nay Harry, was perfection. (And I definitely want to read more a [...]


    I really wanted to enjoy this book, but instead I found myself hating it! The mystery of who was financially ruining Roxley was the only thing mildly entertaining in the story and thus saved the book from a one star rating. Harriet and Roxley themselves were too wishy washy about their affections for one another that it dragged the story down into tedium. I couldn't see other Society ladies doing the things that Harriet did to gain Roxley's attention, no matter how meddlesome or how many brother [...]


    3 1/2 stars


    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***If Wishes Were Earls by Elizabeth BoyleBook Three of the Rhymes With Love seriesPublisher: Avon BooksPublication Date: December 31, 2013Rating: 4 starsSource: eARC from Edelweiss***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***Summary (from ):Harrriet Hathaway has loved only one man her entire life: the Earl of Roxley. But when he ignores her at a ball, she takes rather desperate steps to catch his eye and her plans find her r [...]


    Original post: fangswandsandfairydust/201IF WISHES WERE EARLS Colorful, Witty & RomanticE-Galley provided by publisher via Avon for reviewing purposes. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own unless otherwise noted.This was an absolutely charming story — the plot offers quite a lot of danger, witty dialogue often makes the story comical and always entertaining. It’s linguistically interesting: I suspect Boyle enjoys the origin of words in much the same [...]


    What a fun story. The pace rarely lets up. Harriet is delightful. I know others have criticized her "chasing" Roxley but that keeps her in character. She is not a missy miss. She has always been forthright since the two of them met and she planted him a facer.I could easily have read this in one day if I'd had nothing else to do. Unfortunately that was not the case and it was very difficult to put down. And yes, like others, I also knew where the diamonds were but found knowing added to the susp [...]


    The third book in Elizabeth Boyle's sparkling Rhymes with Love series, whose titles are based on nursery rhymes, about three best friends from the cursed village of Kempton, who find true love.We finally get Harriet (Harry) Hathaway’s story, with her long suffering love for the Earl of Roxley. And what a sweet story it is.My thoughts:Each chapter opened with a line from Harry’s beloved and sentimental Miss Darby novels. This brought to mind the hilarious one liners in Maggie Robinson’s Mis [...]

    My Book Addiction and More MBA

    IF WISHES WERE EARLS by Elizabeth Boyle is another exciting Historical Romance. #3 in the "Rhymes With Love" series, but can be read as a stand alone. See, "And the Miss Ran Away with the Earl" and "Along Came a Duke". Follow the Earl of Roxley and Harriet Hathaway on a dangerous journey of love, passion and danger. Someone is trying to destroy Roxley. With betrayal, suspicion, danger and passion how can you go wrong. I believe this is by far by favorite of this series. It is fast paced and fill [...]

    Katy Budget Books

    Karla says: Lady Harriet has wanted to marry Lord Roxley since she was six years old. And finally last summer, Roxley kissed her. Having grown up on neighboring estates, and running wild with Roxley and her brother, Harriet, "Harry", dispaired of Roxley ever seeing her as a woman. She remembers the kiss. It was wonderfuloriousrfect. She was sure he remembered too. After all, he was only a little foxed. But who is this Miss Murray? And why is Roxley escorting her about town as if he is enamored o [...]

    The Book Junkie Reads . . .

    Harriet and Roxley has been all I have focused on since meeting them both in the very first book of the Rhymes with Love. I knew they were meant to be together. I just was not that excited by their story. I should have probably expected a mystery, intrigue, and more. But I just was so focused on them that the extra throw me off. I did enjoy the story just not overly so. It took me tooo long to finish. I was not held captive.


    Coming in Dec 2013:I loved this romantic comedy with some heated moments. Harriet, the feisty, gothic-mystery-loving heroine is so fearless! And poor Roxley is so put upon, with his crazy aunts, but oh so witty. (Reminds me of Peter.) Their situation gets a little kooky, but it's a very fun ride!

    Stevie Carroll

    Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, & The Unread:This is the latest in Boyle’s series about the ladies of Kempton and their various ways of avoiding the curse that condemns them to spinsterhood – or their new husbands to terrible fates. This time we get the story of Miss Harriet Hathaway and Tiberius Maximus Marshom, the 7th Earl of Roxley, both of whom we first met right at the beginning of the first book when Roxley arrived in the village with his friend the Duke of Preston, and [...]

    Zel Polev

    This would have been a fun book but I couldn't get over one major aspect of the book. He kept her dangling. I found it hard to swallow that she wore her heart on her sleeve and waited for him to set things right. There really wasn't a struggle to win her heart because it was his for the taking despite many reasons she should get over him. I thought he was stringing her along and I couldn't support him on that. He knew she loved him and he kept her dangling. She waited patiently for him all this [...]

    Marilyn Rondeau

    From the moment a very young Harriet Hathaway gave the young Earl of Roxley a facer, knocking him on his arse, she knew that he was ‘the one’. Years later after a most passionate moment at a house party, Harriet was convinced that her feelings for Roxley were returned and he would do the right thing and ask for her hand in marriage. Unfortunately a considerable amount of time has passed, and Harriet returned to London only to find that Roxley was on the verge of proposing to another. Refusin [...]


    Harriet "Harry" Hathaway is one of three young friends from Kempton, a village with a curse - involving old maids and the peculiar dangers of marrying a Kempton woman. This is the third in a series about these young ladies, and although I skipped the second, I enjoyed the first. Harry, our main character, has known Lord Roxley since he moved to the neighborhood when he was eleven to live with his aunts. She is the youngest of five children, and the only girl - so when young Roxley meets her for [...]


    My Rating: 3.5 StarsCute, sweet, and unexpected. I enjoyed reading If Wishes Were Earls. I can't say that I loved this book, but I definitely liked it and enjoyed it.Harriet was a lovely heroine. She is determined and stubborn to the max. When she wants something, there is no way in this world she will let it go. And I liked that about her. She wasn't stubborn in an annoying way, but in a way that made it clear she wasn't the type to just give up. I thought she was a great character and I really [...]


    3.0 starsThis was definitely not the story I expected. I thought that the story would be about Roxley falling in love or realising his feelings for Harry. But even before the start of the story he knew he loved and wanted to marry her, unfortunately some villainous influences prevented that. I was surprised that Harry and Roxley (view spoiler)[had sex directly after the prologue ended and that he left the estate the next day and never contacted Harry for 8 months(hide spoiler)] until Harry went [...]


    This is the third novel in Boyle’s Rhymes with Love series, and readers of the first two books will take a particular delight in seeing Harry and Roxley achieve their HEA. I found the pair charming when they were introduced in the first book and I thoroughly enjoyed the blend of romance, mystery, and humor that is their story.I have an abiding affection for the hero who plays the fool but is really quite astute and brave. Roxley is a great example of such a hero, and Harriet calls him on his d [...]


    Ok, so the summary above isn't quite true to the story. Roxley does ruin Harriet, but he doesn't propose to save her from ruin and she doesn't vow revenge on him. So I was basically a bit confused at first, but then I just went with it and it was ok.Harriet has a strong will of her own. And she's set her heart on Roxley, so she's doing everything in her power to make sure he marries her. She was actually a little scary in her determination. I mean, getting yourself ruined to trap a man isn't exa [...]

    Rachel V.

    This was a great book. I like historical romance and this book was no different. It not only was a romance but it also was partly a mystery as well. This book is the third in the series but is fine to be read as a standalone as I have not read any other books in this series either. This is also the first book I have read by this author but I definitely will read more of her books.I really enjoyed Harriet. She made me laugh with her antics and how she shocked Roxley or others at times. She spoke [...]


    If Wishes were Earls is the latest in the 'Rhymes with Love series. This series keeps getting better and better. I loved Harriet and Roxley's story. I have always been a sucker for Friends to lovers tales. The two have known each other since they were small. In fact, the first time they met, "Harry" knocked a young Roxley in his behind when he said he would never marry the likes of her. They definitely are right for each other. Harriet has been in love with him forever and truly sees beyond the [...]


    Harriet’s and Roxley story was not as good as the rest of Kempton girls. I’m sure it’s tough going into a new book right after the book right before was a huge success with great writing technique. Sometimes it’s hard to live up to that with the next book. This is certainly the case. I couldn’t wait to read Harriet and Roxley’s story because they had some tension building chemistry in the previous books, especially with them being childhood friends and all, but I didn’t feel a whol [...]


    Read for Review (Edelweiss)Tracking Books Read Review (Short)Overall Rating: 4.50Story Rating: 4.00Character Rating: 5.00First Thought when Finished: If Wishes Were Earls was such a wonderful love story that immediately made me go back and pick up the other 2 books in the series.Overall Thoughts: I loved Roxley and Harry! Seriously these two were just made for each other and clearly had no clue. Well Harry had a clue but Roxley was infuriatingly stubborn. His hard-headness though was needed beca [...]

    Tellulah Darling

    I adore the "guy has to get over his idiocy and deal with the fact that he's in love with his best friend's little sister" trope. Combine it with a madcap HR and I'm in heaven. I was in a serious reading slump before I picked up If Wishes Were Earls, like anxiety and deep conviction that I'd never find another book to love were involved, so what a relief that this crossed my path.So yay for Harry and Roxley! I had no problem with the fact that she chases him, especially since their relationship [...]


    I was really looking forward to this one because I loved Harriet "Harry" and Roxley when they appeared in the last two books. I got what I was looking for in the first half of the book but then it went downhill.I wanted Harrriet to have a little more self-respect. She kept chasing Roxley and he kept brushing her off. It got old after awhile. I wanted more witty banter between the two of them. That's what made them so great.Also, the "obstacle" that every HR has was convoluted and silly. 4 stars [...]


    4 1/2 stars. Elizabeth Boyle has been hit or miss for the past couple of years. She was an auto buy for me for quite some time but after Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress she lost me (I still wish there could be a re-write on that one!!), but I really enjoyed If Wishes Were Earls. I really liked Harriet's character. She has been in love with Roxley since she was a little girl and isn't afraid to go after what she wants. She has grown up with five brothers so she is a bit of a tomboy. She can thr [...]

    Jessica Grogan

    I think this is going to be a DNF for me. I loved the first two books in this series. I was okay with the flashbacks in the novella because, hey, it's a novella and there are only so many pages to tell the story. However, after I read the first flashback in this book (I had fair warning from a review I glanced at) I immediately felt disconnected from the whole thing. And to help put that into perspective: I LOVE Quentin Tarantino movies. Absolutely love them. And they are crazy out of order if y [...]

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