AN Unlikely Countess: A Novel of the Malloren World

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Prudence Youlgrave is out to marry above her station and secure a happy life. Catesby Burgoyne is out to continue his noble family's good name. When fate pushes them together, they are married-but this inconvenient marriage of convenience quickly turns into something much more...

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Overview

Prudence Youlgrave is out to marry above her station and secure a happy life. Catesby Burgoyne is out to continue his noble family's good name. When fate pushes them together, they are married-but this inconvenient marriage of convenience quickly turns into something much more...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Beverley's 11th Malloren World romance, which starts a new trilogy, is a delightful, deftly plotted exploration of social class, gender roles, and romance. Prudence Youlgrave's expectations are reasonable for an impoverished woman in 1765 Yorkshire: she hopes to improve her station by marrying well. When roguish Catesby Burgoyne rescues her from robbers and persuades her to marry him, both are shocked by their impulsiveness and then stunned when Cate's older brother's death makes him the implausible earl of Malzard and Prudence an improbable countess. Prudence and Cate's path to love is rife with obstacles and charming secondary characters such as the formidable Lady Arradale. Though the final confrontation with Prudence's former fiancé is disappointingly anticlimactic, the romance is otherwise charming and refreshingly restrained. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451232717
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Malloren World Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 943,323
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Beverley

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.

Biography

Jo Beverley is one the few authors writing English-set historical romance who is English. She was born and raised in England, and has a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire. She and her husband emigrated to Canada in 1975 where they raised their two children. In 2009, the couple returned to England.

Though Jo started to write as a young child, it was only in the '80s that she began to think that it was something ordinary people could do, and after a talk at a local library, she settled to seriously writing her first historical romance.

Now, she is the author of over thirty romance novels and many novellas, which have garnered several RITAs from the Romance Writers of America, as well as several awards from Romantic Times, including two Career Achievement awards. She is a member of the RWA Honor Roll, and the RWA Hall of Fame.

Good To Know

Some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Jo Beverley:

"I'm English, born, raised, and educated, which has to contribute to the way I write my books."

"My profession -- once upon a time in another world -- was careers guidance, which involved visiting many different workplaces and learning about the jobs done there. This is a great education in the variety and complexity of life."

"I taught women-centered childbirth classes for 5 years, and that comes out in any childbirth scenes in my books.

"I'm a craft-dabbler, and I've tried most of them, including Tenerife lace, tatting, leatherwork, and stained glass, but I've never stuck with any. However, I once was a very good painter and I've recently decluttered all my craft materials to concentrate on drawing and painting as my artistic therapy for a demented author."

"I grew up in Morecambe, Lancashire, which is a 19th-century seaside town, but that's very close to Heysham, an ancient coastal village. They say the pre-Conquest church there is the oldest one in England still in use and there are stone-age tombs as well. We used to play on an Anglo-Saxon hogs-back stone near the church. I'm sure this easy contact with such ancient things tuned my mind to the past. I set my second book, The Stanforth Secrets, in Heysham, and it will be reissued in 2010." "My indulgences are really good cheese, bread, wine, coffee, and dark, dark chocolate (90% Lindt."

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    1. Date of Birth:
      September 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
    1. Education:
      Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    BAD ENDING

    Loved the beginning and couldn't wait to see their happily ever after. But then it just ends. Nothing gets wrapped up. It's only the "promise" of revenge and the "promise" of their first night together. Jo you needed to write 20 more pages with a lovely epilogue. It would of then gotten 5 stars from me. Instead I give it a 2.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

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    A super Georgian romance

    In 1765 in Yorkshire, Prudence Youlgrave lives in poverty. She knows her only hope to escape is to marry wealth above her social level. However, meeting someone with money is difficult for someone in her economic straits.

    Catesby Burgoyne rescues Prudence from robbers. Shocking himself though he knows his intoxicated state keeps him from remaining logical, he asks her to marry him; shocking herself she accepts. When sober he regrets his fight with his brother the Earl of Malzrad and not because he has no money being cut off. Resigning from the military, he and Prudence are further shocked with what fate spins next. Cate's older brother dies unexpectedly, which makes the remorseful spare an Earl and his wife Prudence the Countess. As they fall in love, her former fiancé arrives to stake a prior claim on Prudence.

    The class distinctions come across very powerfully in this super Georgian romance as the support cast of aristocrats could make or break the new Countess. Although the ending with Prudence's ratty fiancé seems unnecessary and a bit weak, this fast-paced tale will thrill fans of Jo Beverly's Malloren saga as the engaging historical romance contains combat on two fronts: gender and class warfare.

    Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    This book was $7.99 for only 308 pages.

    I don't think this book was worth $7.99. It was a sweet story and I liked the main characters but for only 308 pages and an almost completely chaste story, it's too much money.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2011

    Good Book-unsatisfactory ending

    I thought the book was good, but the ending dissappointed me greatly. If she had just written 10-15 more pages to finish things up I would have no complaints. I give it a 3.5 stars as it is now.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    I loved it!!!

    The unlikely couple seemed to be tossed together by fate. This book showed upsides and downsides of a marriage between two people with different social status. I couldn't put it down; I read it the very day I got it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Just hurry up already

    This book just goes on and on with never getting to the point.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    E-book problems

    I liked this book, but my e-book edition malfunctioned and I could not access key parts in the climax of the book. very DISAPPOINTED in the quality of the e-book.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    boring

    It turned me to sleep

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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