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Ia Maybury is determined to regain her position in the beau monde but a scarred ex naval officer threatens her plans. I always feel like a wittier person when I finish one of Jo Beverley s romances

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A Scandalous Countess

And the Earl of Maybury was killed in a duel Even a year of mourning hasn't uieted the rumors of her infidelityGeorg. In 1763 England passed a law fixing the minimum age for marriage at 16 with parental consent needed for anyone under 21 During the Georgian Period the average age of marriage was 27 Teenage brides were anomalous One can understand why when reading Jo Beverley s latest novel A Scandalous Countess Her heroine Georgia is just twenty and after almost three years of marriage a widowGeorgie was an immature bride she was wed to a neighbor three years her senior when she was 16 and is an immature widow Her husband was killed in a duel over what many believe was Georgie s infidelity She s young lovely and after her year of mourning desperate to regain her place in society She s too immature to live on her own although under the law she could and yet she longs for the freedom she had while married She wants a new husband preferably one with a title and lots of money to buy the outrageous gowns for which she is knownLord Dracy has neither money nor an impressive title He abruptly left the naval life he loved when his fribble of a cousin the previous Lord Dracy died after bankrupting the family holdings Dracy has come to Devon and is trying to raise funds to rebuild his estate One of the only things his cousin left was a fast filly named Cartagena Dracy brings Cartagena to Georgia s father s estate Herne to race her against the Earl of Hernscroft s famous bay mare Fancy Free The race is winner takes all whoever wins gets both horses Dracy wants to win but not to gain Fancy Free He plans to ask the Earl to instead give him one of the Earl s stud horses a prize breeder named Gosling go Dracy wins the race but when he sits down to talk about the trade the Earl really doesn t want to part with Fancy Free Dracy is distressed to find that earlier in the week Gosling go had to be put down The Earl then offers Dracy a trade for a different filly his daughter If Darcy marries the young widow he ll get her portion of twelve thousand pounds cash in hand the day he weds her As the Earl points out Dracy could buy a herd of stallions with that kind of bluntDracy is shocked to hear the Earl s proposal The Earl points out that his daughter who was wild when married although faithful is likely to return to her scandalous ways when she s let loose on the ton again and would probably end up married to a blackguard He s looked into Dracy s background and feels Dracy is a trustworthy solid man The Earl laughs and says You re the type she needs A man of iron used to command The Earl urges Dracy to take his offer the Earl can keep his beloved horse rid himself of a troublesome scandalous daughter and Dracy can wed and bed a gorgeous young girl and gain twelve thousand poundsThis is a partial review To read the entire review please go to All About Romancehttpwwwlikesbookscomcgi binboo Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos uieted the rumors of her infidelityGeorg. In 1763 England passed a law fixing the minimum age for marriage at 16 with parental consent needed for anyone The Illusionists under 21 During the Georgian Period the average age of marriage was 27 Teenage brides were anomalous One can O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, understand why when reading Jo Beverley s latest novel A Scandalous Countess Her heroine Georgia is just twenty and after almost three years of marriage a widowGeorgie was an immature bride she was wed to a neighbor three years her senior when she was 16 and is an immature widow Her husband was killed in a duel over what many believe was Georgie s infidelity She s young lovely and after her year of mourning desperate to regain her place in society She s too immature to live on her own although One for My Baby under the law she could and yet she longs for the freedom she had while married She wants a new husband preferably one with a title and lots of money to buy the outrageous gowns for which she is knownLord Dracy has neither money nor an impressive title He abruptly left the naval life he loved when his fribble of a cousin the previous Lord Dracy died after bankrupting the family holdings Dracy has come to Devon and is trying to raise funds to rebuild his estate One of the only things his cousin left was a fast filly named Cartagena Dracy brings Cartagena to Georgia s father s estate Herne to race her against the Earl of Hernscroft s famous bay mare Fancy Free The race is winner takes all whoever wins gets both horses Dracy wants to win but not to gain Fancy Free He plans to ask the Earl to instead give him one of the Earl s stud horses a prize breeder named Gosling go Dracy wins the race but when he sits down to talk about the trade the Earl really doesn t want to part with Fancy Free Dracy is distressed to find that earlier in the week Gosling go had to be put down The Earl then offers Dracy a trade for a different filly his daughter If Darcy marries the young widow he ll get her portion of twelve thousand pounds cash in hand the day he weds her As the Earl points out Dracy could buy a herd of stallions with that kind of bluntDracy is shocked to hear the Earl s proposal The Earl points out that his daughter who was wild when married although faithful is likely to return to her scandalous ways when she s let loose on the ton again and would probably end Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, up married to a blackguard He s looked into Dracy s background and feels Dracy is a trustworthy solid man The Earl laughs and says You re the type she needs A man of iron We used to command The Earl The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, urges Dracy to take his offer the Earl can keep his beloved horse rid himself of a troublesome scandalous daughter and Dracy can wed and bed a gorgeous young girl and gain twelve thousand poundsThis is a partial review To read the entire review please go to All About Romancehttpwwwlikesbookscomcgi binboo

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Lady May is back And so is the scandal that sent her tumbling from her position as the toast of London when her husb. Georgia was 16 when she married her childhood friend Dickon Earl of Maybury She s become the darling of the beau monde the male half at least known for her daring and flirtatious ways She s true to her husband though who adored being the envy of his pals In one fatal morning now 20 year old Georgia is widowed and the new earl drop kicks her and her dowry back to her father the Earl of Hernescroft It s whispered that the fatal duel was fought over her She retires to her father s country estate where her family advises her to live out her mourning year to give the gossip time to die offFast forward almost a year With her mourning period almost over Georgia is keen to return to Town and resume her place in society but her father is stonewalling It seems the gossip never did die down in fact it was fueled by her former mother in law who claimed to have seen a letter from the duelist who killed Dickon stating that Georgia had promised that once he killed her hubby she would be his Odd that since she barely knew the man and wouldn t have bedded himLord Dracy not Darcy sorry Austen fans is a Naval hero badly scarred from a burn to his face who has returned England to find himself a Baron his wastrel older brother having had the discourtesy to die The estates are falling down around his ears and he has little money He pours it all into rebuilding his stable with the goal of raising race horses But he needs a studNo not that kind of studBetter Thing is he hasn t the blunt to buy one or even rent one for the night So he stakes his best filly against Fancy Free a filly owned and much prized by Lord Hernescroft Dracy s filly wins and Dracy accepts an invitation to the Hernescroft estate where he hopes to talk Lord Hernescroft into a deal he ll let the man keep his filly if he can have one of the studs a mean spirited lad who tends to kick the snot out of anything that strays into range Good blood lines if a bit of a PIA ProblemThe stud in uestion has kicked one last thing the bucket But Lord H has another deal to offer How about a filly of the human kind namely Georgia Her dowry is 12000 which would come to about 13 million in modern US currency Enough to buy a lot of studs and rebuild the barony with careful management When Dracy asks if the lass is willing Lord H says She ll do as she s told Seems the doting daddy thinks Georgia needs a firm hand and lot of miles between her and the scandalmongers in London Dracy has a rep of being a stern tough officer so he can handle high spirited Georgia Daddy advises the liberal use of a switch to keep her in line And hey it ll be much easier to part with G than Fancy FreeDracy is no fool The money is tempting though he s not keen on the idea of being saddled with a merry widow whose reputation precedes her He decides he needs to meet her and have a look at the goods yes he actually puts it that way later on Georgia meanwhile is ordered to put in an appearance at the small house party her father is holding for the people who came for the race She s not eager Her family has kept her mostly in the dark about her ruin but she has an inkling and she s still in mourning But Mummy insists She tells G that her dad is working on Dracy to negotiate a trade for Fancy Free and if she would butter him up it would not go amiss G agrees to take one for the fillyIt s like at first sight Dracy is pleased that G doesn t flinch at his scars G enjoys his conversation he s not near as awkward as Mummy let on Things progress somewhat predictably in the relationship tho as feelings begin to develop G consistently warns that there can be nothing between them She s angling for a duke this time certainly not a mere baron especially one who wants to molder away in the country rather than enjoy the amusements in Town Even the shock of Society s new hostility towards her fails to make her reconsider She ll live it down eventually And she still has many of her former cicisbei a couple dukes among them Also among them is Sellerby a good friend from before whose conversation is amusing though his attempts to court her during her mourning didn t uite amuse Intrigue becomes part of the game as the letter surfaces giving rise to even hostility towards Georgia Old friends distance themselves Only a few stalwarts including Dracy Sellerby a few gal pals including a couple Malloren brides and her family Dracy detects an odd aroma around the whole thing and starts investigating and what he digs up is pretty good stuff There s a nice twist in the romance too before the HEA Plus there is some priceless info in the author notes explaining matters of inheritance jointure dowry and inheritance as well as some really gross info about the water systems in London No wonder they always drank booze The Black Ice Score (Parker, uestion has kicked one last thing the bucket But Lord H has another deal to offer How about a filly of the human kind namely Georgia Her dowry is 12000 which would come to about 13 million in modern US currency Enough to buy a lot of studs and rebuild the barony with careful management When Dracy asks if the lass is willing Lord H says She ll do as she s told Seems the doting daddy thinks Georgia needs a firm hand and lot of miles between her and the scandalmongers in London Dracy has a rep of being a stern tough officer so he can handle high spirited Georgia Daddy advises the liberal The Black Painting use of a switch to keep her in line And hey it ll be much easier to part with G than Fancy FreeDracy is no fool The money is tempting though he s not keen on the idea of being saddled with a merry widow whose reputation precedes her He decides he needs to meet her and have a look at the goods yes he actually puts it that way later on Georgia meanwhile is ordered to put in an appearance at the small house party her father is holding for the people who came for the race She s not eager Her family has kept her mostly in the dark about her ruin but she has an inkling and she s still in mourning But Mummy insists She tells G that her dad is working on Dracy to negotiate a trade for Fancy Free and if she would butter him Fire and Desire up it would not go amiss G agrees to take one for the fillyIt s like at first sight Dracy is pleased that G doesn t flinch at his scars G enjoys his conversation he s not near as awkward as Mummy let on Things progress somewhat predictably in the relationship tho as feelings begin to develop G consistently warns that there can be nothing between them She s angling for a duke this time certainly not a mere baron especially one who wants to molder away in the country rather than enjoy the amusements in Town Even the shock of Society s new hostility towards her fails to make her reconsider She ll live it down eventually And she still has many of her former cicisbei a couple dukes among them Also among them is Sellerby a good friend from before whose conversation is amusing though his attempts to court her during her mourning didn t The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uite amuse Intrigue becomes part of the game as the letter surfaces giving rise to even hostility towards Georgia Old friends distance themselves Only a few stalwarts including Dracy Sellerby a few gal pals including a couple Malloren brides and her family Dracy detects an odd aroma around the whole thing and starts investigating and what he digs The Illusionists up is pretty good stuff There s a nice twist in the romance too before the HEA Plus there is some priceless info in the author notes explaining matters of inheritance jointure dowry and inheritance as well as some really gross info about the water systems in London No wonder they always drank booze


10 thoughts on “A Scandalous Countess

  1. says:

    This book wasn't bad but it wasn't outstanding either It's not uite as stand alone as the previous but it's close The only character really in both is Georgia's brother can't wait for his book next and you really don't need to know the detail

  2. says:

    Georgia was 16 when she married her childhood friend Dickon Earl of Maybury She’s become the darling of the beau monde the male half at least known for her daring and flirtatious ways She’s true to her husban

  3. says:

    For nostalgia's sake and because I sorta liked the hero I upped this from 1 to 2 stars I have loved so many of Jo Beverley's books Especially the earlier Mallorens This one didn't capture me At all I seriously disliked the heroine from the beg

  4. says:

    Very good book At the beginning I didn't care much for Georgia She was selfish and spoiled and intent only on finding a n

  5. says:

    DNF 15% could not get into it no likeable characters they are either way too immature or self obsessed I'm out

  6. says:

    In 1763 England passed a law fixing the minimum age for marriage at 16 with parental consent needed for anyone und

  7. says:

    I'll go out on a limb and say this is like 4 12 Jo Beverley is back in fine form I checked off the cabin romance and road trip romance shelves because once Dracy and Georgia met they really weren't separated again Lots of ec

  8. says:

    What I love about Jo Beverley's writing is the way she incorporates historical detail into the story it's so richly drawn and yet she doesn't do info dropping I thought this was a realistic romance Georgia and Dracy really worked as a couple and the way they worked out the obstacles to their HEA was believable I admit to thinking the villain was a bit OTT though And because I'm a Malloren fangirl I did like th

  9. says:

    I always feel like a wittier person when I finish one of Jo Beverley's romances

  10. says:

    I couldn't relate or care about either of the main characters I didn't believe the family the setup or the people Skip this one folks

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