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Counterfeit Countess

Counterfeit Countess Maggie thought she was married to an earl but it seems that her late and unlamented husband lied to her from the day they met Now penniless and stranded in London she has thrown herself on the mercy o

  • Title: Counterfeit Countess
  • Author: Cheryl Bolen
  • ISBN: 9781939602381
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Maggie thought she was married to an earl but it seems that her late and unlamented husband lied to her from the day they met Now penniless and stranded in London she has thrown herself on the mercy of the real Lord Warwick What s a counterfeit countess to do Edward, the Earl of Warwick, desires only to get rid of the beautiful woman who arrived at his house withMaggie thought she was married to an earl but it seems that her late and unlamented husband lied to her from the day they met Now penniless and stranded in London she has thrown herself on the mercy of the real Lord Warwick What s a counterfeit countess to do Edward, the Earl of Warwick, desires only to get rid of the beautiful woman who arrived at his house with no less than fourteen trunks, a younger sister, a maid, and a very large cat Her preposterous explanation is of no importance but her late husband held the clue to the identity of England s greatest traitor, a clue the Foreign Service must get at any cost Edward will have to guard her night and day but he cannot guard his heart.

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    1. Cheryl Bolen

      Since being named Notable New Author for 1997, Cheryl Bolen has published than 35 books with Kensington Zebra, Harlequin, Love Inspired Historical, Montlake, and independently She has broken into the top 5 on the New York Times and hit the USA Today bestseller list Her 2005 One Golden Ring won Best Historical, Holt Medallion, and her 2011 My Lord Wicked was awarded Best Historical in the International Digital Awards, the same year her Christmas novella was chosen as Best Novella Her books have been finalists for other awards, including the Daphne du Maurier, and have been translated into eight languages She s also been the number 1 bestselling historical romance author in Germany.She holds a bachelor s degree in journalism and English from the University of Texas and a master s degree from the University of Houston Her favorite pursuits are reading diaries of dead English women, traveling to England, and watching the Texas Longhorns play football and basketball She and her recently retired professor husband are the parents of two sons One is an attorney, the other a journalist.Website CherylBolenBlog cherylsregencyramblings.wordpress Facebook fblk Facebook

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    1. This is exactly the type of historical romance that I love to read. It has a strong female main character and a wonderful “alpha” male lead character. This story has a little intrigue dealing with traitors to the English crown that are spying for Napoleon. An interesting twist to this story is that our heroine, Maggie, is an American colonist (born to English Loyalist parents). Maggie is a totally likable character and her younger sister, Rebecca, is the quintessential “bookworm” and I l [...]


    2. I was not sure that I would like this when I first started reading it, although I do love historical fiction. I do not think that the synopsis that I read gave the book justice. This book was everything I wanted from a historical romance and more. I love the words that the characters used to describe each other and their surroundings. I loved the characters because all of them were not only described perfectly so that a proper image of the characters, as the author viewed them, was also projecte [...]


    3. Counterfeit Countess Is A Genuine GemWhen American-born Maggie, the widowed Countess of Warwick, arrives at her London home accompanied by her younger sister, older maid, overweight cat and fourteen trunks, no one is more surprised than Edward, the Earl of Warwick. The very much alive, very much single (although nearly betrothed to Lady Fiona Hollingsworth) and very much authentic Earl of Warwick.Maggie’s deceased husband turned out to be a traitor named Lawrence Henshaw, who masqueraded as Lo [...]


    4. Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review.This is my first exposure to this author, and hopefully, it won't be my last. Maggie has just arrived in London from America with the hopes of securing a husband. Her previous husband left her destitute and she has come to lay claim to his property and title - only to discover that it was all a lie. She is not a countess and the home she arrived at is not hers. Edward is suddenly awakened by a commotion downstairs. He soon discovers a wo [...]


    5. A Most enjoyable examination of honor, allegiance and above all love!From the start we, the readers, are introduced to a delightful heroine, an incomparable and she knows it! But she conducts herself in such a way that it is no wonder all the men who came in contact with her loved her, including our hero the Earl of Warwick, but he was promised to another! Maggie thinks she is Countess Warwick because the man who woo'd and married her in Virginia turned out to be a wastrel and scoundrel had the [...]


    6. I loved this book. It was entertaining and sweet. The story is about Lord Warwick, who thinks he's happy and engaged to a young lady who has just lost her mother therefore their engagement can't be announced till she is out of mourning. Then his house is descended upon by "Lady Warwick". WHAT???! He isn't married who is this woman? And she has the nerve to order his servants around, demanding accommodations. She informs him that she owns the castle and has come home to live. He then sets her str [...]


    7. Maggie, Lady Warwick has travelled from Virginia to London with her sister and a very fat cat, to claim her late husband's estate. Edward the Earl of Warwick is awoken to female screeching in his town house. The beautiful woman who's entourage has invaded his home is claiming to be the previous Earl's widow. He knows that is not possible. Maggie finds out her husband was not who he claimed to be,. In fact he was a spy who only just escaped the hangman. Now for the sake of her sister she has to u [...]


    8. I do love a good Regency romance, and Cheryl Bolen writes a good one. This story about Edward (a counterfeit Earl who works for the Crown) and Maggie (a counterfeit Countess) involves a mystery about a secret document and an excellent knowledge and description of the English countryside wherein the mysterious hijinks and relationship adventures take place. Regency courtships usually follow prescribed societal rules and this one is no different, except that there are some lovely slip-ups during E [...]


    9. This is a sweet book. I very much enjoy Cheryl Bolen's style of writing. There is intrigue, deceit, a little bit of mild heat and love of course! She blends everything into a story that is very engrossing. I finished this book in just a few hours because I could not really put it down. Lady Warwick comes to England to live in her dead husbands home, only to find that she is not the Lady Warwick. She was married to The Scoundrel. However, Edward, the current Lord Warwick, allows her to stay in hi [...]


    10. This is the 1st book in the Brazen Brides series. I read the 3rd book in this series 1st & this book 2nd though-so they can be read as standalones! This was a very entertaining book! All the men that fall in love with the Counterfeit Countess sound like perfect men & I now that I've finished the book, I'm dieing to know what happens to the men Maggie (the counterfeit countess) turned down! I definitely recommend this book! I couldn't put it down! I never would've guessed who the "bad guy [...]


    11. Nothing Counterfeit About Their LoveA very quick read with a kind of Victorian espionage. All the characters are well developed. I'm looking forward to the next in the series as they are going to continue the characters of this book. It is definitely for adult readers bc of the hot steamy scenes. Cheryl Bolden is a great story teller that most readers will thoroughly enjoy.


    12. This book kept your interest as to who is the real traitor & who is hiding more than they are letting on.The Counterfeit Countess, Maggie keeps everyone on their toes & Edward, the Earl of Warwick (?) is one of them, however; he cannot resist her, as she is truly addictive. Cheryl, did a good job in keeping the pace of the book flowing & you guessing as to who the traitor is.


    13. One of the best!I have read several of Ms Bolen's books over the years. They are all witty with a good story lines. However, I think this book is her best book so far. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series, as well as other books she has written.


    14. Cheryl Bolen is a talented author. I know her books will be good. This book was a great start for the Brazen Brides series. The characters are well written. Maggie's character is beautiful, intelligent, and outspoken. Edward is mysterious. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.


    15. Cute but predictable The story line was cute but predictable. I found Edward to be to moody and he sucked the life out of every room he entered. However, Maggie more than made up for his disappointing countenance.


    16. Intrigue with sensual undercurrentsA brooding hero and a sexy, smart heroine are the perfect duo to engage in espionage, intrigue and romance. A few interesting twists and turns keep this story interesting.


    17. Lady Maggie thought she was married to the lake Lord Warwick, but finds out he was an imposter!This is a great love and suspense story. Lots of twist and turns. Recommended for all who love Recency Romance


    18. Diverting romance with mystery.It's hard to call this an historical mystery, since the romance dominates. The villain is easy to predict, but the mystery held my interest. Bolen's characters are always interesting and well drawn. An easy but satisfying read.



    19. WonderfulI loved this book. Wonderful combination of romance and suspense. Cheryl Bolen is a great writer and I will definitely read more of her books.


    20. I just did not love it. The story was interesting but sometimes the story fell flat. I will give the next book a shot but I am definitely hoping that it improves.


    21. Counterfeit CountessJust loved this story of mystery and romance. It's the first of a series of different bride stories that are connected


    22. Very nice book - it is historical romance so you know from the start what the end will be ;) BUT at least it is not AS obvious as some otehers


    23. i am passionate about historical romances & A romance set in Regency era is my favourite I liked dis book though d storyline was predictable was a enjoyable readCheryl style of writing is simple & wittyis books holds all d elements lovemancerill.eryspense intriguedramae spy angle was thrilling.This story is about Edward (a counterfeit Earl who works for the Crown) and Maggie (a counterfeit Countess) Lady Warwick comes to England to live in her dead husbands home, only to find that she [...]


    24. Although this is a very different type of story for this author in that she has quite a few sex scenes in it, it is written in her usual wonderful style with each scene following happily along from the previous one so that I just didn't want to put the book down until I had finished it.The hero and heroine were great together, playing interesting games with each other until they both came clean and admitted their true feelings.The supporting characters also helped make this an entertaining read. [...]


    25. Counterfeit Countess by Cheryl Bolen is a fantastic historical romance. Ms Bolen has given us a well-written book. The characters are phenomenal and perfect for this story. Edward and Maggie's story is suspenseful, with plenty of drama, humor and sexy bits. I enjoyed reading Counterfeit Countess and can't wait for my next book by the talented Cheryl Bolen. Counterfeit Countess is book 1 of the Brazen Brides Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.I rec [...]


    26. I liked this book it hit all my pros for a book. There was a mystery, action, adventure, and romance. The hero has had his identity stolen. The heroine has been conned. He works as a spy. She was fooled once but, does not intend for there to be a second time. The author involved the secondary characters in the story well enough to make you wonder what happens to them and therefore deserve stories of their own, This was an engaging and exciting read. I look forward to reading the rest of the seri [...]


    27. Love but steamyI love Cheryl Bolen's books, but I have to skip over some parts because they just get too explicit for me. Fortunately, nothing is lost in the characters nor story line by skipping these parts so those who enjoy the steam in their reading and those of us who are of an age that the steam has lessened can still enjoy the books. And i do enjoy Ms. Bolens books, this being no exception.


    28. What happens when you marry a Lord, have him die, then travel half way around the world, to find that he was a fraud? Hopefully, you would throw yourself on the mercy of the true Lord, and request his assistants in securing a husband to prevent you and your dependent sister, being placed in the poor house. That is the start of this curious tale, and it gets more interesting as it goes along.I recommend it as a very entertaining read.


    29. Sweet storyI really enjoyed this story, it was well done and very sweet. The mystery bit was well done- I didn’t guess who it was until nearly the end! Will read more by this author.


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