Counterfeit Countess

Counterfeit Countess John comes back to an inheritance he doesn t want and a wife he didn t know he had After Waterloo John Dalkington Smythe travelled overseas to Canada to find some peace and make his fortune A frantic

  • Title: Counterfeit Countess
  • Author: Lynne Connolly
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • John comes back to an inheritance he doesn t want and a wife he didn t know he had After Waterloo, John Dalkington Smythe travelled overseas to Canada to find some peace and make his fortune A frantic visit from his cousins, the Earl of Graywood and his brother brings him back home, but a tragic incident aboard ship leaves John the new heir.In London, John meets the womanJohn comes back to an inheritance he doesn t want and a wife he didn t know he had After Waterloo, John Dalkington Smythe travelled overseas to Canada to find some peace and make his fortune A frantic visit from his cousins, the Earl of Graywood and his brother brings him back home, but a tragic incident aboard ship leaves John the new heir.In London, John meets the woman calling herself his widow Except he isn t dead and he s not married When he discovers the impostor is the woman he s desired for years, he decides to persuade her to keep the position of Countess of Graywood.Faith spent years trying to ignore the presence of Lieutenant Colonel Dalkington Smythe, her husband s military commander Finding herself in dire straits after Waterloo, she poses as his widow She only ever meant it as temporary To find that John is alive comes as a severe shock, but her feelings for him are as strong as ever The passion John and Faith discover together is worth fighting for.Someone is threatening to expose Faith s deception and destroy John s fortune and position in society If they don t discover the identity of their unknown enemy and thwart the schemes, John and Faith could lose everything title, fortune and even their lives.

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    1. Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du siteReviewed by FabiolaReview Copy from the PublisherIt’s my first Lynne Connolly book and it won’t be my last. She’s been published since 2002 with now more than 50 contemporary, paranormal and historical romances to her credit. None has been translated into French yet.Counterfeit Countess is a stand-alone historical romance. The story takes place in England a little after Waterloo. The period is well-rendered, first because the heroes were part of [...]

    2. A nice, steamy historical romance read. I enjoyed this story, though I never felt fully engaged in the book. Regardless, I think Counterfeit Countess was a lovely read.Faith was a strong heroine who went to unconventional means to survive after the death of her first husband. I thought I might dislike her because of her deception, but she was just a truly nice character who really didn't mean any harm, that I couldn't help but grow fond of her. She was a lovely, likable heroine.John was also won [...]

    3. An interesting novel about how a lie can sometimes lead to true love. The characters are fun and interesting, and the chemistry between practically burns. I only wish that the resolve of the novel had been more drawn out. The antagonists just seemed to drop like flies. I woul have preferrered a bit more work on the part of the main characters. Also, John talks a lot about his intelligent wife, but then we rarely see this intelligence. He still seems to be the driving force, while she's constantl [...]

    4. “In the essence of truth, lies deceit.”Dejan StojanovicFaith is one of ten siblings. Her father was a vicar and the large family barely survived. They were, however, all well educated and when an army lieutenant, John Smith asked for her hand in marriage, her parents almost pushed her out the door. The life of an army wife during the reign of King George III is hard and insecure. When the army is sent abroad, most wives move back to their family’s home to await the return (or word of their [...]

    5. The hero is John Dalkington-Smythe. He wanted to escape his role as “just in case” heir to the title. He goes into the military and moves to Canada following the war. Unfortunately tragedy strikes and he must return to claim the title and produce an heir with his assumed “wife”. The assumed wife is Faith Smith. She is the real widow of John Smith. As John Smith’s widow Faith would have been destitute, but John Dalkington-Smythe’s widow would receive widow’s benefits. So she pretend [...]

    6. Faith was married to a soldier who died…the same day a peer of the same name was thought to die as well. She assumes the peer’s widow status…successfully, until the peer was found in America and brought home. John finds out that he has a “widow” waiting for him and realizes it is the same “wife” he lusted after during the war. They make a pact to keep it quiet and formalize it should the need arise. I enjoyed this fake wife plot and the feelings that radiated from both John and Fai [...]

    7. 123/227 Started so good, with great suspense, touching story and strong female lead, a true survivor. They got together rather quickly and then the plot lost all steam. There is only so much "going shopping" I can handle in my romance, no matter what it represents.

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