Courting the Countess

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Courting the Countess

Courting the Countess England Lady Melissa Pateley is not having an easy time of it Her beloved husband Neville has died and a fire at her London home has left her covered in scars If it wasn t for a band of loyal s

  • Title: Courting the Countess
  • Author: Anne Stenhouse
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  • Page: 400
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • England, 1819 Lady Melissa Pateley is not having an easy time of it Her beloved husband Neville has died, and a fire at her London home has left her covered in scars If it wasn t for a band of loyal servants, she s not sure how she would survive Things take a turn for the worse when one day, Colonel Harry Gunn and his fellow soldier Zed break into her home, bundle her iEngland, 1819 Lady Melissa Pateley is not having an easy time of it Her beloved husband Neville has died, and a fire at her London home has left her covered in scars If it wasn t for a band of loyal servants, she s not sure how she would survive Things take a turn for the worse when one day, Colonel Harry Gunn and his fellow soldier Zed break into her home, bundle her into a coach and kidnap her She is at a loss until she learns that Harry Gunn is the cousin of George Gunn, a man who has been stalking her for years, and that Harry s Uncle John had warned him that as long as George is out there, Melissa is not safe Uncle John insists that Harry finds Melissa and keeps her safe But that very night George shows up at Harry s home with Harry s sister Lottie, who thinks Melissa and George would make a good match Perhaps Melissa would have been safer at home after all Yet even with her scars, she is certain that the handsome Colonel Gunn is attracted to her But of course, nothing is ever simple Startling revelations rip the family apart, causing everyone to question what they once held dear As Colonel Gunn goes in search of George and the truth, he has to wonder had the keeping of secrets not marred lives than the secrets would have destroyed Praise for Anne Stenhouse A moving historical romance Holly Kinsella Anne Stenhouse is a playwright and author of historical romance, short stories, non fiction and drama.

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    1. Mary on said:

      EnjoyableWhist this is not my usual choice of fiction I thoroughly enjoyed my step back in time with this novel. Having grown up in Edinburgh it was fun to try to picture the areas described as they would have been at the time this book was set. Well written, this novel kept me engaged right to the end.

    2. Shelli Rosewarne on said:

      Countess Melissa Pately is not your stereotypical historical heroine, having been widowed and then more recently badly burned in a fire, she's no simpering miss. Melissa is strong, opinionated and much more capable than the men around her often give her credit for. There is also a vulnerability there though, particularly when it comes to her damaged looks, which makes her more endearing. She is very much beseiged on all sides though with unwelcome suitors, nasty family lawyers and unsupportive f [...]

    3. Constant Reader on said:

      DisappointingA strange book, the plot was overcomplicated , the characters dull and underdeveloped and the writing , although literate, was pedestrian.

    4. Jessi on said:

      Melissa, Lady Pateley, has a lot going on. Her beloved husband died (I think three years before the story started?), a recent housefire not only had her caught under a roof timber, she ended up with burns over a lot of her body, and now she's been kidnapped. Not by George Gunn, the man who has made ever-increasingly fervent advances (notable even among the many fortune hunters who hope to marry her right before she dies and leaves them her wealth), but by his second (or more removed) cousin, Har [...]

    5. Janet on said:

      Lady Melissa Pateley a very wealthy widow is not having an easy time of it. Her beloved husband Neville died three years ago, and then just over a month ago a fire at her London home has left her right side covered in scars plus she broke her arm. Her loyal servants have nursed her. She is also being stalked by George GunnThings take a turn for the worse when one day, Colonel Harry Gunn and his fellow soldier Zed break into her home, bundle her into a coach and kidnap her. She is at a loss until [...]

    6. Rae on said:

      It's a while since I've read Regency Romance but being a huge fan of Anne Stenhouse's blog, Novels Now, when I learnt she'd published her fourth novel, Courting the Countess, I decided to spend some time in Regency Edinburgh. And I'm so glad I did, as Stenhouse's natural wit and warmth, which fills her blog posts, naturally transfers to her novel writing, meaning her writing shines bright. I loved her idea of adapting a traditional fairy tale - turning Beauty and the Beast on it's head - by havi [...]

    7. Rosemary Gemmell on said:

      Having enjoyed Anne Stenhouse's previous historical romances, I was immediately intrigued by the slightly darker premise of this one. I loved the idea of the physically damaged heroine and an extremely handsome hero and wanted to know what had caused such trauma for the Lady and how the hero would interact with her. I was not disappointed. Part of the story's appeal is the authentic Edinburgh setting but both the heroine and hero are such engaging characters that the reader is with them all the [...]

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