- Pub. Date: January 2011
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- ISBN-13: 9780061963049
- ISBN: 0061963046
From the Publisher
The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after . . .
Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters’ debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing’s happened . . .
Until the real earl appears. Richard Fairgrave had every intention of confronting his villainous twin who had robbed him of his name and title . . . only to discover that he had died. Quietly assuming his identity, Richard must now deal with a maddening desire for his ravishing inherited “wife”— certainly a gold digger and possibly a murderess. And Christiana must deal with an unwanted new “husband” . . . and they both must figure out what to do before the ice melts!
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLERY AND THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
THE COUNTESS by Lynsay Sands is a delightful,humorous historical romance set in Regency England. It is the first in a new series,“The Madison Sisters”.It is written with depth,details,twists and turns.It has adventure,mystery,trickery,love,deceit,romance, passion,humor,witty banter,family sweet sensuality,blackmail,murder,exploitation,and betrayal. The characters are charming,engaging,and humorous. The hero, Richard,is handsome,his twin brother(Charles)thinks he killed him a year prior,the true Earl of Radnor,determined to confront Charles for his deception and cruelity.The heroine,Christiana, is beautiful,the eldest of the Madison sisters,married who she thought was Richard,but turns out to be Charles.Charles (Dicky)turns out to be cruel,takes mental cruelty to a new level,causing Christiana is become withdrawn.But when the sisters find Dicky dead in the drawing-room of Christiana’s townhouse that is when the adventure begins. This is a laugh out loud story with twists and turns.It is fast paced and full of witty banter between characters.The three women, will meet the three love of their lives and then the true fairy tale begins.With the three men helping to figured out who killed Dicky,keeping him hidden until they can find out,trying to stop a scandal,and the real Richard falling in love with Christiana,who is not actually married to either of the Earls.This is a keeper.I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy fast paced,action packed,laugh out loud humor,misadventures,and true love finding happiness and contentment.This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and the publisher and details can be found at Avon,an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
**Coming on February 22, Book Two in “The Madison Sisters” series, “The Heiress”**
REVIEWED BY: April Renn