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The Countess [NOOK Book]

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Catherine Coulter's revamped first novel—a gothic regency romance.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author's very first novel, rewritten as a Gothic. A woman who makes the wrong choice for a husband may not live to marry the man of her dreams...



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The Countess

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Overview

Catherine Coulter's revamped first novel—a gothic regency romance.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author's very first novel, rewritten as a Gothic. A woman who makes the wrong choice for a husband may not live to marry the man of her dreams...



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Atlanta Constitution
In the The Countess Catherine plots are like rich desserts sinfully delicious and hard to pass up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101209202
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Series: Coulter Historical Romance , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 125,925
  • File size: 508 KB

Meet the Author

Catherine  Coulter
Catherine Coulter is the New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty-five books, including historical and contemporary romances and her wildly popular FBI suspense thriller series. She lives in Northern California.

Biography

The author of dozens of bestsellers, Catherine Coulter made her Romance debut with 1978's The Autumn Countess, a fast-moving story she describes as "a Gothic masquerading as a Regency." Six more Regency romances followed in quick succession; then, in 1982, she penned her first full-length historical novel, Devil's Embrace. She counts several trilogies among her most popular historicals, notably the Bride Trilogy -- which, in turn, spawned an ongoing story sequence featuring the beloved Sherbrooke family of Regency-era England.

In 1988, Coulter tried her hand at contemporary romance with a twisty little page-turner called False Pretenses. Her fans ate it up and begged for more. Since then, she has interspersed historicals with contemporary romantic thrillers (like the novels in her bestselling FBI series) in one of the most successful change-ups in the history of romance publishing.

Good To Know

Suspense writer Catherine Coulter tells us her top ten sleuths and her top ten heroes. We think you'll be as intrigued by her answers as we were ...

TOP TEN SLEUTHS:
Hercule Poirot
Jane Marple
Columbo
Inspector Morse
Jack Ryan
Indiana Jones
Pink Panther
Sherlock Holmes
Sid Halley

TOP TEN HEROS:
Harry Potter (Every Single Book)
Colin Firth as Darcy
S.C. Taylor from Beyond Eden
Lucas Davenport
Dillon Savich
James Bond (Sean Connery)
Jack Bauer
John McClain (All Die Hard)
Shrek (l & 2)
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2002

    Slow Reading

    I've enjoyed all the books I've thus read by Catherine Coulter but this one I just can't seem to get into. I normally can polish off a book like this w/in a few hours but this is taking me forever and I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish it. I first found the first person POV a little disconcerting but I've read other gothic style romances that were written this way to flow easily and quickly. This one just seems to not get to the point of the story and goes around and around and I'm only like 1/4 of the way done. I have a hard time w/the main character "Andy" she just annoys me for some reason w/her attitude at the beginning towards John. This is the only book of hers that I just wouldn't recommend to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2014

    Not up to snup

    Ive read most of the authors book and this is my least. It was easy to figure all the clues up. Also the book was in a one person point of view unlike her other books. Not worth the cost.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Slow

    Couldn't get into the story at all, and knew it was bad when i kept checking the page number to see if i would finally make it to the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2005

    An Unforgettable Romance

    Hi, this book just blew me away and took me on an unforgettable journey. I couldn't put it down although I tried a few times, to get some sleep (LAUGHS). Catherine Coulter did an excellent job capturing my attention from start to finish. I fell inlove with the characters and rooted for Andy and John to triumph over their psychotic enemies. Thank You Catherine Coulter for writting such a wonderful tale, which I adore and will revel in reading it over and over again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2003

    It could be better

    I thought this book was very disappointing because the books I read before by Mrs.Coulter was exceptional but this book just lacked in action. Also another thing I didn't like was the fact that I didn't know why Andy (the main character) was afraid of John until about the middle of the book. This book was only alright

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2000

    Surprisingly Good

    I normally don't buy my novels from the local CVS store, but when I read the back of the book I was instantly interested, so I broke down and bought it (though it had not been my first drug store romance, the only other one I had enjoyed was Ransom). When I began reading the book I was thrown off balance by the first person narration, but it really added something to the story, it made it seem almost real, like an autobiography. I thought that the story was well put together and intriguing. I couldn't put it down...in fact I finished it in 7 hours (I started it like at 8pm and stayed up well into the night). It was highly romantic and I thought that John and Peter were great guys. I hope that Ms. Coulter decides to write a book featuring Peter Wilton. Now if you like high sensuality, you won't find it in this book, it is almost strictly a story about a woman who is caught up in lies and revenge with ROMANCE (as in falling in love) as a subplot.

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