In Cathy Maxwell’s The Earl Claims His Wife Gillian has given up on her marriage. While her husband Brian has taken care of her financially he has been totally unavailable in every way that matters: his love and attention go to his mistress. At the beginning of the story Gillian has fallen in love with a new man and plans to find a way to divorce her husband so they can be together. However, Brian finally sees Gillian for the strong, smart, loving woman she is and has no intention of letting her go. I enjoyed reading about how these two characters resolved their problems and found love. I have read quite a few romance novels in which the hero has hurt the heroine in such a way I was never able to forgive him for and not able to believe the heroine would either. When I started this novel I thought that might be the case with Brian. I am happy to report that isn’t the case at all – Ms. Maxwell has created a sympathetic character who redeems himself and is ultimately very loveable. I really enjoyed The Earl Claims His Wife and definitely recommend this heartwarming romance.