The Heiress

The Heiress

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by Lynsay Sands
     
 

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“You can’t help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!”
—Christina Dodd

 

Whether she’s enthralling readers with the exploits of her Argeneau vampire family, transporting fans to the Scottish

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“You can’t help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!”
—Christina Dodd

 

Whether she’s enthralling readers with the exploits of her Argeneau vampire family, transporting fans to the Scottish Highlands, or enchanting them with love affairs of the noble lords and ladies of the Regency ton, New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lynsay Sands knows how to pen a winner! The Heiress—the second book in the very sexy, very funny Regency romance series she began with The Countess—is further proof of Sands’s historical romance mastery. The winning tale of an alluring beauty desperately seeking a poor husband, The Heiress is exactly the kind of sharp and witty read that fans of Julie Garwood and Teresa Medeiros—not to mention Lynsay’s own army of aficionados—are looking for.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061963094
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Madison Sisters Series, #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
282,082
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at lynsaysands.net.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, Ontario
Place of Birth:
Leamington, Ontario
Website:
http://www.lynsaysands.net

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The Heiress 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 177 reviews.
AnnieMignon More than 1 year ago
I was all ready to start to read The Heiress thinking it would be like any book in a series starting at where Suzette goes to Gretna Green to get married. She had the audacity to rewrite The Countess and call it The Heiress. I actually googled to see how I could get my money back for having had to purchase the same book twice under a false pretense of another title. I will writing a letter to her publisher.
michy111 More than 1 year ago
nt perspective. it is really just copy and pasted from the countess book. how can she publish this and charge us for this!!! i was always such a fan but to do this i feel completelly ripped off!!! bottom line... DON'T BUY IT!!!!
MaryLou Norman More than 1 year ago
What a waste of money! It's an almost exact copy of the first book. Lynsay Sands should be ashamed to even put her name on it and her publisher should be charged with fraud. I won't be purchasing anything else from this author.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Suzette Madison needs a husband, like yesterday! Her father has been trapped with a gambling debt she needs to pay off to save him and her dowry will deal with that but she needs a husband to get that money. The idea she has is to find an attractive man you needs money but has none of his own, so he will let her keep her freedom. Suzette meets Daniel, Lord Woodrow and he is a perfect match to solve all her problems. Daniel swears he is poor as a church mouse and has no servants to speak of and cares for his mother. All this is true; well no none of it true and Daniel feels he has to tell this lie to keep the scheming women of the ton away so that he can make a choice of a wife on his own merits not his money. Daniel did lose everything but his best friend Richard more than recouped his losses and he is rebuilding the family estate. With a twist and turn here and there Daniel woos Suzette while Richard is figuring out what to do with his new wife who is not his new wife as she was his twin's wife and now his twin is dead, say what? Daniel will not be distracted by Richard's problems because Suzette is enough distraction all on her own and he can't wait to make her his wife, his only wife and his last wife if only they can get to Gretna Green fast enough. But with all great love stories there is complication and someone just does not want Daniel to be married to Suzette. The trials and tests that are presented to this couple make they waver a bit in their love but can it break them apart. Daniel believes all things even out in the end and hopes that Suzette understands that they each have had happiness and misery but together they will have joy. This book is told as a joint effort with The Countess for the first half which explains the dynamics of both family and friends, plus you get option of seeing the same story from two perspectives that are happening at the same time. You might think that distracting but it was quite entertaining and enjoyable. The best part does start when Daniel and Suzette have their own story because she is not a lady of the ton but a sassy woman in her own way. Daniel knows what marriage and love can bring so making the right choice and telling his white lies seem to make sense after the story is completely played out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with the everyone who gave this book a low rating. This book is the retelling of "The Countess" with a few new perspectives thrown in until chapter 10. Now I wouldn't have minded a prologue to catch first time series readers but there are only 17 chapters in the book so basically I paid full price for a seven chapter book. I just hope the last installment of the series is not a repeat. Sadly disappointed in Sands but I still love her style.
JenJen74960 More than 1 year ago
I want my money back because It seems I have already bought this book only it had a different title, 'the Countess'. I don't understand how the publisher would let this slip by, You owe me $7.99 Ms. Sands.
Patty Cook More than 1 year ago
Ditto concerning the previous disappointed reader's comments! Hopefully we can save other readers their time and money....not to mention the frustration!
8ooknerd More than 1 year ago
Total Rip-off. Save yourself the trouble and just read "The Countess" since 3/4 of the book is a repeat of that story. Can't believe I paid for this. Shame on you Lynsay and your publishers. I can assure you I will NOT be purchasing the 3rd book in this series!
swantu More than 1 year ago
I was so disappointed. It was like reading the first book The Countess but just at the point of view of of Suzette and Daniel Would not recommend. :-(
Angela_ID More than 1 year ago
After reading the 1st book, The Countess, this is essentially the same story all over again from a different perspective. Several chapters in I was so bored I stopped reading. Too bad you can't return an eBook.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Her sister Christian's marriage (see The Countess) bought the family time, but at the rate their father loses money gambling, they still face the scandal of poverty shortly. Suzette knows she needs to find a husband, which will allow her to demand her inheritance. Suzette wants an impoverished desperate male who needs to marry money and is wiling to negotiate with her over the joint use of her dowry. Daniel Woodrow pretends to be a pauper to elude gold-digging twits. However, when he and Suzette meet, both are attracted to one another. She insists she seeks a penurious spouse while he pleads insolvency. She stuns him with a proposal that he shocks her by accepting. Besides ridding them of a corpse, they chase after a blackmailer and must escape a diabolical adversary before they can say I do in love. Since the Heiress is a co-read to the Countess, as several major incidents are reiterated here in a fresh brisk manner but from a different viewpoint (Einstein's relativity at work), it behooves the audience to read both historical romantic suspense thrillers back to back. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the lead couple meets and never slows down as Lynsay Sands amusingly satirizes the sub-genre with a spin mindful of Oscar Wilde's Victorian lampoon The Importance of Being Ernest; in this case the importance of being poor. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not happy!! This book is the exact same story as the Countess! I cant believe I paid for this book. I can't believe the author is not embarrased she did this. A complete sham.
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This book went over the first book a little too much for my liking. If you read the books in order this book is taking up way too much time giving information on the first book rather than what is happening to the Heiress. It was quite annoying after a while. Towards the end was when I was starting to enjoy the book since it was finally starting to become separate from the first one.
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romantikheart More than 1 year ago
This is The Countess again. Supposedly, it changes after chapter 10, but that means I have to essentially reread 10 chapters of a book that was mildly entertaining to get the few paragraphs about the new characters. I was very disappointed. I will not by buying the third book without thoroughly checking its plot first.
smbcSB More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the Madison sisters. They know what they want and know how to get it.
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...that if you read The Countess you realize Daniel and Suzette meet in that book. It basically their version of how they saw their situation and of course its the same story plot but its a story of how they fell in love so those of you who read it hopefully it makes you understand...
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