- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3125 KB
- Print Length: 217 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: LMC Publications (23 Jun. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DKEG30E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #467,973 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Counterfeit Countess: A Regency Romance Kindle Edition
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As always from Lynne Connolly we get quality writing and historical accuracy. The world in which Faith and John move is very well drawn without being top heavy with detail.Their separate stories unfold as their relationship develops.We are given a glimpse of what their lives were like before chapter one and indeed, what Faiths' might have been had she been a less resourceful woman.Both characters are likeable and engaging, their story completely believable.
A warning for those who blush easily; there are several very steamy sex scenes throughout the book but they are entirely in context and follow the arc of the story.
I really enjoyed this novel and I would recommend it to anyone who likes historical romance.
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Don't think I've ever seen this story line before. Heroine is desperate after Waterloo. Her husband was killed and he owed money to some ugly guys. She is a survivor, so she remakes herself as the widow of an officer who was in her husband's unit. This officer is listed as killed in action and has a small pension, which her real husband doesn't. She gets back to England and lives quietly on the income until suddenly - surprise - her supposed second husband shows up alive and well and inheriting the family title. Very interesting resolution to this tangle.
Well worth the cost.
There was no excitement to the storyline. The rejection from society seemed overblown even for a historical novel. Each plot twist fizzled even what I thought would be the main twist which was the man that wanted to blackmail Faith. He ended up being killed and that was that. The embezzlement from the estate was also easily solved. There wasn’t enough intrigue to keep you interested in the storyline.
There wasn’t anything spectacular or memorable about the book. The characters were just average and the pace of the storyline was slow
Reviewed by Michelle for Cocktails and Books
Oh dear. Another book that has been sitting on my Kindle, waiting to be read, for quite some time. I just kept passing it up for something different. Was it the cover? Was it the seemingly ordinary synopsis? I am not sure. BUT, once I opened to the first page, I was sunk. Just plain sunk. So, beware! This book has a way of grabbing you and not letting go.
John Dalkington-Smythe is living peacefully in Canada. He is considered dead after fighting the fight at Waterloo. With scars inside and out and a strained family relationship, he never wants to return to England. When he past catches up with him, he reluctantly agrees to return but on the way home tragedy strikes, leaving him the heir to an Earldom.
Faith Smith is currently posing as John's widow. While she may be a war widow, she is most definitely not John's. But she thought he was dead. She thought no harm would ever come from her little lie. Then John returns and everything changes. Will he denounce her? How can she admit the truth? What will she do?
One of the best things about The Counterfeit Countess is how honest John and Faith are with one another. In everything. Even in the beginning they were fairly honest about their motives and expectations. Both are good people in untenable situations. You can't help but admire them for their strong moral character throughout the whole story.
Lynne Connelly does a wonderful job building up the relationship between John and Faith and it is done in a very believable time frame. First attraction, then unwavering trust, and finally love. They are devoted to one another in a remarkable and unmovable way that is as refreshing as it is beautiful. There is little conflict between our hero and heroine, instead the sense of unease and complications are brought in from outside sources. And I love that.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is sweet, smart, and a bit naughty. I have a feeling it will remain with me for quite some time and am excited to see what else Miss Connelly has in store for us.