The Reluctant Countess Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Reluctant Countess


  • Author : Wendy Vella
  • Publisher : Loveswept
  • Release Date : 2013-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345540072

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The Reluctant Countess Excerpt :

From rising romance star Wendy Vella comes a Cinderella story of whirlwind passion between a dashing earl and a beautiful countess—and the secret that threatens to tear them apart. Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society. Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever. Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

The Reluctant Countess Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Reluctant Countess


  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2022-11-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9780349434391

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The Reluctant Countess Excerpt :

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Would-Be Wallflowers series with a sparkling romance between a proper earl and the lady who is entirely inappropriate for him-who he can't stop thinking about. Giles Renwick, Earl of Lilford, has never made a fool of himself over a woman-until he meets Lady Yasmin Régnier. Yasmin is ineligible for his attentions in every way: not as a wife, certainly not as a mistress (she is a lady!), nor even as a friend, since they vehemently dislike each other. Her gowns are too low, and her skirts are dampened to cling to admittedly lovely thighs. She loves to gossip-and giggle. She isn't dignified, or polite, or even truly British, given that her father's French ancestry clearly predominated. Not to mention the fact that her mother had been one of Napoleon's mistresses, a fact she makes no effort to hide. So what-in heaven's name-possesses him to propose? And what will he do if she says yes? Praise for Eloisa James: 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus

The Reluctant Countess Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Reluctant Countess


  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-11-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063139589

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The Reluctant Countess Excerpt :

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Would-Be Wallflowers series with an enemies-to-lovers romance between a proper earl and an entirely improper lady—whom he can’t stop thinking about. Giles Renwick, Earl of Lilford, has never made a fool of himself over a woman—until he meets Lady Yasmin Régnier. Yasmin is ineligible for his attentions in every way: not as a wife, certainly not as a mistress (she is a lady!), nor even as a friend, since they vehemently dislike each other. Her gowns are too low, and her skirts are dampened to cling to admittedly lovely thighs. She loves to gossip—and giggle. She isn’t dignified, or polite, or even truly British, given that her father’s French ancestry clearly predominated. Not to mention the fact that her mother had been one of Napoleon’s mistresses, a fact she makes no effort to hide. So what—in heaven’s name—possesses him to propose? And what will he do if she says yes?

The Countess Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Countess


  • Author : Lynsay Sands
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062041661

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The Countess Excerpt :

“You can’t help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!” —Christina Dodd New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynsay Sands trades in highland kilts for lush ballrooms and high-waisted gowns in The Countess, the first in a brand new, sexy, laugh-out-loud funny Regency romance series. Fans of Julie Garwood, Jill Barnett, and Teresa Medeiros will adore The Countess, and sympathize with her hilarious attempts to cover up the untimely demise of her despicable husband, even as the late earl’s twin brother sets her heart aflutter. The much adored creator of the popular Argeneau vampire family paranormal romance novels, the incomparable Lynsay is equally adept at historical romance—as this wonderful Regency romp so emphatically demonstrates!

Magic Flutes Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

Magic Flutes


  • Author : Eva Ibbotson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-02-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330505321

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Magic Flutes Excerpt :

Sweeping across countries, class and music, Eva Ibboton's classic historical romance, Magic Flutes, is a richly imagined tale of intrigue and identity, with a new introduction from Harriet Evans. In the spring of 1922, young Austrian Princess Theresa-Maria – known to her ancient aunts as 'Putzerl' – abandons her crumbling castle and her royal duties. Disguising herself simply as Tessa, she enrolls as under wardrobe mistress of the International Opera Company and soon loses herself in the intoxicating world of the Viennese opera. But when Guy Farne, an Englishman looking to impress his new fiance, arrives in Austria and employs the Company to perform at his newly purchased Austrian estate, he finds himself fascinated by the under wardrobe mistress, and Tessa finds it increasingly difficult to keep her two lives separate . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer, The Secret Countess (originally published as A Countess Below Stairs), Madensky Square and A Company of Swans. Magic Flutes was originally published as The Reluctant Heiress.

How to Be a Wallflower Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

How to Be a Wallflower


  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063139541

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How to Be a Wallflower Excerpt :

From New York Times bestseller Eloisa James, a new Regency-set novel in which a heiress with the goal of being a wallflower engages a rugged American in a scorchingly sensual, witty wager that tests whether clothing does indeed make the man—or the wallflower! A perfect companion story to Eloisa's My American Duchess. Miss Cleopatra Lewis is about to be launched in society by her aristocratic grandfather. But since she has no intention of marrying, she visits a costume emporium specifically to order unflattering dresses guaranteed to put off any prospective suitors. Powerful and charismatic Jacob Astor Addison is in London, acquiring businesses to add to his theatrical holdings in America—as well as buying an emerald for a young lady back in Boston. He’s furious when a she-devil masquerading as an English lady steals Quimby’s Costume Emporium from under his nose. Jake strikes a devil’s bargain, offering to design her “wallflower wardrobe” and giving Cleo the chance to design his. Cleo can’t resist the fun of clothing the rough-hewn American in feathers and flowers. And somehow in the middle of their lively competition, Jake becomes her closest friend. It isn’t until Cleo becomes the toast of all society that Jake realizes she’s stolen his fiercely guarded heart. But unlike the noblemen at her feet, he doesn’t belong in her refined and cultured world. Caught between the demands of honor and desire, Jake would give up everything to be with the woman he loves—if she’ll have him!

Convincing the Countess Book

Convincing the Countess


  • Author : Alina K. Field
  • Publisher : Havenlock Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944063306

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Convincing the Countess Excerpt :

A penniless widowed countess with trade in her blood descends upon the country manor of her sons’ negligent guardian, intent on confronting him about her boys’ futures. Instead, she finds his younger brother, a business-minded aristocrat with a penchant for widows and a distaste for emotional entanglements. A man who once witnessed her greatest humiliation. A man offering enticing distractions that threaten to derail all her plans. Called home at Christmas to bring his older brother to heel and sort out the family finances, a baron’s younger brother wishes nothing more than to finish the task and return to his railway project. But when he finds his mother entertaining a fetching widow he met many years earlier as the unfortunate bride of a ne’er-do-well earl, temptation steers him along a different track, one that may derail all his plans. Can he convince the reluctant countess to set a course for her future that includes him? Previously published in the Mistletoe & Mayhem Regency Holiday Romance Anthology

Captain Durant s Countess Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Captain Durant s Countess


  • Author : Maggie Robinson
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601830418

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Captain Durant s Countess Excerpt :

Tucked amid the pages of The London List, a newspaper that touts the city's scandals, is a vaguely-worded ad for an intriguing job—one that requires a most wickedly uncommon candidate. . . Maris has always been grateful that her marriage to the aging Earl of Kelby saved her from spinsterhood. Though their union has been more peaceful than passionate, she and the earl have spent ten happy years together. But his health is quickly failing, and unless Maris produces an heir, Kelby's conniving nephew will inherit his estate. And if the earl can't get the job done himself, he'll find another man who can. . . Captain Reynold Durant is known for both his loyalty to the Crown and an infamous record of ribaldry. Yet despite a financial worry of his own, even he is reluctant to accept Kelby's lascivious assignment—until he meets the beautiful, beguiling Maris. Incited by duty and desire, the captain may be just the man they are looking for. But while he skillfully takes Maris to the heights of ecstasy she has longed for, she teaches him something even more valuable and unexpected. . . Praise for Maggie Robinson's Novels "Appealing tale of sin and redemption. . .pure fun!"--Publishers Weekly on Lord Gray's List "Steam rises from the pages." —Romantic Times (4 stars) on Mistress by Marriage 89,500 Words.

The Reluctant Kamikaze Book

The Reluctant Kamikaze


  • Author : Cain South
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483450605

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The Reluctant Kamikaze Excerpt :

Nor Wen, a reluctant Japanese Kamikaze Pilot was determined to escape the madness of the war and obey his father and escape to Brazil. Unforeseen circumstances see him crash in the Kimberly Ranges of Western Australia, almost on top of two prospectors searching for diamonds, a Missionary and his fifteen year old son. Against the odds the three become close friends. For three years the three men form a working relationship,living at the Billabong at the base of the range, surviving the desert and the local Aborigines. Their mining unsuccessfull and the war almost at an end, the three decide to return to civilisation. The sudden untimely death of his father forced Michael to take up a position with his Uncles Law firm in Sydney. Framed for embezzlement by his insanely jealous older cousin he is forced to leave the firm. Shamed and with no other option Michael returned to the only home he knew, the mine at the Billabong. Fate and two small birds saw him finally discover the diamonds.

A Scandalous Countess Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Scandalous Countess


  • Author : Jo Beverley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101574867

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A Scandalous Countess Excerpt :

Lady May is back. And so is the scandal that sent her tumbling from her position as the toast of London, when her husband, the Earl of Maybury, was killed in a duel. Even a year of mourning hasn't quieted the rumors of her infidelity. Georgia Maybury is determined to regain her position in the beau monde, but a scarred ex-naval officer threatens her plans...

Convincing the Countess Book

Convincing the Countess


  • Author : Alina K. Field
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 1944063315

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Convincing the Countess Excerpt :

A penniless widowed countess with trade in her blood descends upon the country manor of her sons' negligent guardian, intent on confronting him about her boys' futures. Instead, she finds his younger brother, a business-minded aristocrat with a penchant for widows and a distaste for emotional entanglements. A man who once witnessed her greatest humiliation. A man offering enticing distractions that threaten to derail all her plans. Called home at Christmas to bring his older brother to heel and sort out the family finances, a baron's younger brother wishes nothing more than to finish the task and return to his railway project. But when he finds his mother entertaining a fetching widow he met many years earlier as the unfortunate bride of a ne'er-do-well earl, temptation steers him along a different track, one that may derail all his plans. Can he convince the reluctant countess to set a course for her future that includes him? Previously published in the Mistletoe & Mayhem Regency Holiday Romance Anthology

The Reluctant Rake Book

The Reluctant Rake


  • Author : Jane Ashford
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492697947

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The Reluctant Rake Excerpt :

"Wonderfully diverting." —Fresh Fiction for Last Gentleman Standing The Reluctant Rake Proper, elegant Miss Julia Devere is shocked when she spies her fiancé in the arms of another woman. She awakens to the fact that the game of love can be played by very different rules than her own. And unless she can beat this new mistress at her own game, Julia stands to lose all that she suddenly realizes she wants. How to Beguile a Baron Miss Susan Wyndham's and Miss Marianne MacClain's debut at the first ball of the season is ruined when they realize they're wearing the same gown—and enamored of the same gentleman. Randal Kenyon, Baron Ellerton, is the most eligible lord in London. And far from making peace, he sparks a battle between the pair of dazzling young beauties who now want only him. Praise for Brave New Earl: "A refreshingly different, sweetly romantic love story."—Booklist "Readers will be charmed."—BookPage

A Countess Below Stairs Book
Score: 4
From 38 Ratings

A Countess Below Stairs


  • Author : Eva Ibbotson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-10-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 1435213181

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A Countess Below Stairs Excerpt :

A young earl cancels his original wedding plans when he falls in love with the new housemaid, Anna, a penniless Russian countess exiled to England. Reissue.

Courting the Countess Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Courting the Countess


  • Author : Donna Hatch
  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509209491

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Courting the Countess Excerpt :

When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married. But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love. Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man. However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him. Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can’t live without his new countess. Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late?

My American Duchess Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

My American Duchess


  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062389442

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My American Duchess Excerpt :

A beautiful new standalone historical romance from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James, a companion story to her latest romance, How to be a Wallflower! The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford—an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war.