An Unlikely Countess

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2011 - Fiction - 420 pages
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Universally praised for her 'wickedly delicious'* novels of romance, Jo Beverley offers a tempting new tale of tangled plots and unexpected passion.


AFTER LEAVING THE ARMY AND FALLING OUT WITH HIS family, Catesby Burgoyne is drowning his sorrows when he comes across a woman being attacked by thugs. A fight is just what he needs, but little does he realize that the lady he rescues will change his life.

Prudence Youlgrave is not just the victim of ruffians. Her life has been made a shambles by her selfish brother and her brutish fiancé. But she has a bold and courageous spirit Catesby can't resist-and before he knows it, he rescues her again by marrying her himself.

A reckless adventurer may be forgiven for such and impulse. But when Catesby's elder brother dies, he becomes the Earl of Malzard-and Prudence is suddenly a most unlikely countess. Neither she nor Catesby is prepared to face the shock of his family. Still almost strangers, Prudence and Catesby have no one to turn to but each other - and it is in each other's arms that they find a love neither ever expected.

Praise for the Novels of Jo Beverley

'Another jewel in Beverley's heavily decorated crown.'
- The Romance Reader

'A delightful blend of wit, intrigue, and emotional victories.'
- The State(Columbia, SC)


*Teresa Medeiros

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User Review  - bookworm2bookworm - LibraryThing

I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart website: RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS: Jo Beverley knows her craft, and she never disappoints. Her books are not just fun and exciting to read, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - dianaleez - LibraryThing

Had to slog through the first third of this slow-starter, then things picked up. Lots of stock characters, the ol' 'should I tell?' romance premise, but likeable major characters nevertheless. Surely ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She is a four-time winner of Romance Writers of America's cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members in the RITA Hall of Fame. She has also recieved the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Born in England, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Victoria, British Columbia, just a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA.

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