• Hilarious and Sexy New Contemporary Romance
  • The Bestselling Vampire Blood Series returns with The White Lily by Juliette Cross
  • Bestselling Paranormal Romance ebooks on sale for Halloween
  • Hot and Sexy new Romantic Suspense from Entangled Publishing

Registration

Your personal information is secure! Read our privacy statement







« Back to Login
By creating an account, you agree to abide by Entangled’s Terms of Use.
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
"Email" is not a valid hostname!
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Email or Password is wrong!

Peek Inside The Earl's Christmas Colt

Lady Arabella Sutton is stunned to learn her brother has betrothed her to a stranger despite his promises for a season in London. Although she is the first to admit no man would suit, since she’s more interested in horses than marriage, the last thing she wants is to become a brood mare to a stuffy old earl. Facing a future she cannot abide, she takes an impetuous ride to clear her head and ends up tending her injured mare instead. Oliver Westwyck, the Earl of Marsdale, can’t believe his luck when he stops at an inn the night before he’s to meet his fiancée. In the stable, while tending the colt he intends to give to his future wife, he happens upon her—rain-drenched but beautiful. She assumes he’s a stable hand, a fine joke he means to end…until Lady Arabella declares all noblemen are egotistical, conceited, and arrogant. How can he reveal his true identity before he’s managed to change her mind and win her heart?

Availability: In stock

$0.99
USD Buy today and earn 99 points!
Get your e-book automatically
delivered to your Kindle™ or
open directly on your iPad™,
phone, or computer.

Lady Arabella Sutton is stunned to learn her brother has betrothed her to a stranger despite his promises for a season in London. Although she is the first to admit no man would suit, since she’s more interested in horses than marriage, the last thing she wants is to become a brood mare to a stuffy old earl. Facing a future she cannot abide, she takes an impetuous ride to clear her head and ends up tending her injured mare instead.

Oliver Westwyck, the Earl of Marsdale, can’t believe his luck when he stops at an inn the night before he’s to meet his fiancée. In the stable, while tending the colt he intends to give to his future wife, he happens upon her—rain-drenched but beautiful. She assumes he’s a stable hand, a fine joke he means to end…until Lady Arabella declares all noblemen are egotistical, conceited, and arrogant. How can he reveal his true identity before he’s managed to change her mind and win her heart?

Praise

"If you’re looking for a sweet, charming and short Christmas story this holiday season then The Earl’s Christmas Colt should be on your reading list." - Keeper Bookshelf

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622664399
Series: A Reluctant Bride, Book 1
Release Date: Nov 9, 2015
Page Count: 70
Imprint: scandalous
Genre: historical, historical regency, holiday romances
Tropes: forced proximity, marriage of convenience, mistaken identity

Select Featured Reviews

See All Reviews on Goodreads.com
By Mada July 29, 2016

Sweet and romantic. I hope the author will write a novella about Will too. ...more

By Farrah December 29, 2013

My Rating: 4.5/5

A sweet, lovely historical romance, The Earl's Christmas Colt was a wonderful read. I really enjoyed reading this sweet romance.

Both of the main characters were lovely. Arabella was a likable heroine. She was strong willed and determined to live life on her own terms. My only issu... ...more

By Angie Elle September 21, 2014

***This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***

This little book was such a sweet read!

I really liked the set up of this story, and one of my favorite parts was the thought and care that Lady Arabella’s brother put into choosing her groom. Though he needed this match f... ...more

By Elaine July 17, 2016

I've loved every book I've read by this author, so much so that I actually searched for anything written by her and discovered (and bought) this one to read - and I found it to be a brilliant, engaging, historic romance that I thoroughly enjoyed reading!

Lady Arabella Sutton was distraught to lear... ...more

By Julie December 30, 2013

The Earl's Christmas Colt is December 2013 Entangled Flirt publication. I was provided a copy of this book in conjunction with a book tour in exchange for and honest review.

Arabella, an independent woman and a great lover of horses and riding, has been summoned by her brother to meet him in the l... ...more

By Talking October 30, 2015

This was such a good read. Short and to the point with endearing characters who grabbed this reader from the first page. This was a story I would have liked to be a longer read. Arabella and Oliver's characters were stunning throughout the story. A feel good, enjoyable story that brings out the s... ...more

By Sophia January 11, 2014

I don't read many historical a, but when I do I need to be pulled in by characters and story. I loved this. It was cute, sweet and made me swoon. I lived Oliver. Totally understood where Arabella was coming from. Writing was great. Felt in the setting throughout. Easy, fun read. ...more

By Karri January 12, 2014

I loved this sweet tale. The Earl just might be my new book boyfriend. This is a refreshing, quick read that immediately took me to 19-Century England. ...more

By Diana January 03, 2014

Five stars
originally posted on ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com

What a perfect story for the holiday season! I loved Lady Arabella Suton and Oliver Westwyck, the Earl of Marsdale! Lady Arabella, or Bella as her brother Will loving calls her, receives some big news! Her brother has arranged a ma... ...more

By Marsha December 30, 2015

First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

If you’re looking for a sweet, charming and short Christmas story this holiday season then The Earl’s Christmas Colt should be on your reading list. Although it is a few years old, it’s still available and is well worth the search.

Arabella is a lovely young woma... ...more

By Marilyn December 31, 2013

When Lady Arabella Sutton learns that her brother has betrothed her to a complete stranger, behind her back no less - she is furious! Yes, she had her season, and granted no one caught her interest but she could try again couldn’t she? Why did he go ahead and do this without consulting her, and o... ...more

By Sapphyria January 01, 2014

Location: Sussex County, England
December 1819
Black Pine Hall

Lady Arabella is summoned by her brother, Will, to the library in Black Pine Wall; a room that fills her with dread. The library is where she learned of her father's illness that ultimately took his life, and where her mother died dies a... ...more

By Sophia December 31, 2013

I couldn't resist one more Christmas read even though its New Year's Eve. Its snowing outside and the decorations are still up so it counts.

This one had such a cute premise that I couldn't resist. It is a longer short story that manages to tell a nice endearing romance in the amount of space it h... ...more

By Lori January 04, 2014

“Blast it, it looked as though she’d have to give the man a chance.”—Arabella’s thoughts

Furious with her brother for betrothing her without her consent to a man she’s never met, Arabella goes racing off on her horse to get fresh air and perspective. She also gets an unwelcome rainstorm and a new... ...more

By Clare July 30, 2014

A very short story. In 1819 Lady Arabella is 24, and her brother arranges a match for her. She'll be the wife of an earl, but she's never met the man. The earl needs heirs and Arabella sulks at the situation. The earl will spend Christmas with them and then they will marry. She goes off to ride h... ...more

By Cerian January 05, 2014

Originally given 3.5 hearts at Rookie Romance.

This is a very sweet novella, set against the wintry backdrop of Christmas in the country.
When Arabella is told by her brother that she is to be engaged to a complete stranger, she is furious. Her fiance may be the heir to a dukedom, but she has a dec... ...more

By Angie December 14, 2014

I received an ARC through NetGalley.

The Earl’s Christmas Colt is a super cute Historical Romance novella. Arabelle’s brother has just informed her that she’s to marry a future duke in just a few days. She’s not happy with this sudden decision and takes off her on horse to clear her head. Well, he... ...more

By Samantha Woods January 19, 2014

' I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review '

Lady Arabella's brother informed her that she will be married in a couple of days to an Earl. She is not happy. She does not want to be married right away and to someone that she does not know. So she goes out t... ...more

By Kristin January 16, 2014

Originally reviewed on These Pretty Words.

Sweet and charming, The Earl’s Christmas Colt is the perfect little read for a light Saturday afternoon.

When Lady Arabella’s brother informs her that she has been promised to an older man she’s never met, she doesn’t take the news well. Leaving her home i... ...more

By Samantha February 07, 2014

' I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review '

Lady Arabella's brother informed her that she will be married in a couple of days to an Earl. She is not happy. She does not want to be married right away and to someone that she does not know. So she goes out t... ...more

By Tima February 02, 2016

Lady Arabella is shocked to discover that her brother has given her hand in marriage to an older man. So far she hasn't been able to find a man that she could bear to live with, let alone one that shares her passion for horses or doesn't mind her outspokenness. Distressed at the news of her impen... ...more

By Michelle (In Libris Veritas) December 30, 2013

The Earl’s Christmas Colt is the perfect read for a cold winter’s day. The story is well paced, sweet, and really heart warming.

I really enjoy historical romance so I thought this would be a quick enjoyable read, and I was right. Our main character is Lady Arabella Sutton, a independent young wom... ...more

By Melody January 13, 2014

Posted on What I'm Reading

Last night, I finished The Earl's Christmas Colt by Rebecca Thomas. First off, this is a very sweet innocent story about a young woman whose brother basically arranges a marriage for her.

All right, this story is short and sweet. Lady Arabella Sutton tends to love horses... ...more

By Jonel December 24, 2013

Thomas recreates her world perfectly. Her vivid descriptions combine with her captivating storytelling to create a tale that you won’t be able to put down. She tells a complete story that I fell in love with, even within her short page count. I really appreciate the effort that Thomas puts into h... ...more

By Britt January 01, 2014

If you're looking for a short and sweet read, look no further!

Although this isn't very long, Rebecca Thomas manages to make the connection between the characters very real and believable. I also love a heroine in historical romance to be outspoken and not so easily swayed by the men's decisions.... ...more

Showing 1 to 25 of 25
3.88 avg Goodreads.com rating
Rebecca Thomas

About the author

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca enjoys a love-hate relationship with Alaska. She lives there with her husband and sons. When she isn’t reading, writing, or playing board games, she can be found taking long walks in the woods dreaming up her next story. A reluctant reader as a child, she didn’t become interested in books until her teen years when she discovered historical romance. Now she loves all sub-genres of romance and can’t decide which one is her favorite.

entangled reward points