SECRETS OF A PROPER COUNTESS
- Pub. Date: March 2011
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher
- ISBN-13: 9780062018939
- ISBN: 0062018930
From the Publisher
Some secrets we take to the grave. Others we just take to bed . . .
Lady Isobel Maitland cannot afford to be caught doing anything even remotely scandalous, or she risks losing everything she holds dear. But one night, in a dark garden at a masquerade ball, Isobel gives in to temptation and lets an innocent flirtation with the notorious Marquess of Blackwood turn into passion.The Marquess is no stranger to seduction or intrigue, and his rake’s reputation disguises a deadly mission. When his mystery lover flees before he can learn her name, he knows he must find her. But all clues lead toward the prim and dowdy Isobel Maitland. It appears the lady has secrets of her own, secrets that Blackwood would dearly love to uncover . . .
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND AUTHOR AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
SECRETS OF A PROPER COUNTESS by Lecia Cornwall is an exciting historical Regency romance.It is full of danger,romance, sweet sensuality,betrayal,treason,secrets,love,family,intrigue,seduction,deadly missions, disguises,lies,and witty banter. The characters are unforgettable and will capture your hearts from the first page to the last.When seduction,danger and secrets pull Lady Isobel Maitland together with Phineas,The Marquess of Blackwood,not only does sparks fly,but thought long ago buried will be opened and love will blossom.Isobel is locked into widowhood by the will her late husband left,giving guardianship of her young son and her lands to his brother and mother and not to his wife.She is treated horribly by her in-laws,made to wear ugly,mourning clothes for three years,can do nothing with her 5 year old son and has no freedom,if she does; not only will lose her son,but her estates and both their lives. Isobel longs for freedom,love and happiness.Phineas,is not the rake everyone believes him to be,but has his own secrets that only his brother-in-law knows.He longs also for love and happiness,but doesn’t realize it until is is nearly to late.This is a fast pace,page turning,story with moments of wit,that actually will have you laughing at loud.I enjoyed this story from beginning to end and am looking forward to the her next book.This is this author’s debut book and an author to watch for,I know I will.This book was received for the purpose of review from the author and the publisher and details can be found at Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn