The Wyndham Legacy (Legacy Series #1)

The Wyndham Legacy (Legacy Series #1)

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by Catherine Coulter
     
 

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A classic Regency romance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

The first novel in Catherine Coulter's acclaimed Legacy trilogy.

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A classic Regency romance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

The first novel in Catherine Coulter's acclaimed Legacy trilogy.

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"Brimming with drama, sex and colorful characters." —Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Unexpected plot twists, witty dialogue and an engaging cast of secondary characters contribute to the charm of a new Regency romance by the author of The Heiress Bride . The Earl of Chase's illegitimate daughter Josephina Cochrain, nicknamed ``the Duchess'' by her antagonistic cousin Marcus Wyndham because of her precocious self-possession, unexpectedly becomes both legitimate and an heiress upon her father's death. His nephew Marcus receives the title but little else; Josephina inherits most of the money but will lose it all unless she weds her obnoxious cousin. The two protagonists are quite predictable, although Josephina at one point embarks on a course of action completely out of character, but Coulter surrounds them with memorable eccentrics, and the action never slows. Attempted murders, hidden treasure and a special secret of Josephina's known only to her faithful manservant Badger all ensure that this first volume in a planned trilogy creates plenty of situations for subsequent novels to explore. Doubleday Book Club main selection; Literary Guild alternate. (Jan.)
Denise Perry Donavin
The earl of Chase finds a way, despite the strictures of entailment and primogeniture, to leave nearly his entire inheritance to his illegitimate daughter, Josephina. The will leaves his nephew Marcus all of the entailed lands and residences with an allowance of only 200 pounds per year; Josephina inherits almost everything else. If the two marry, the estate can run smoothly. However, the earl's will also stipulates that if the pair do not marry, the estate will be passed on to distant American relations. The "colonials" hear the news and dash over; meanwhile, Josephina has traveled to Paris (where the earl is helping to restore a monarchy to France) and maneuvers her cousin Marcus into marriage. Their return home is tumultuous because of the interloping Americans, who wish to break up the marriage and search for buried treasure--the Wyndham legacy. Lots of wordplay and other frolicking fill the pages of Coulter's pleasant, sure-to-be-popular historical fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515114492
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Legacy Series , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
302,107
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Brimming with drama, sex and colorful characters." —Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Catherine Coulter is the author of the New York Times-bestselling FBI thrillers The Cove, The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, TailSpin, KnockOut, and Whiplash. She lives in northern California.

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Wyndham Legacy (Legacy Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
joaninmtshasta More than 1 year ago
Nice, light, romantic story, good plot twists. Great for recreational reading even if a little predictable. I will certainly read the other books in the series just to see what happens to the very likeable characters.
AlphaHistoryGirl More than 1 year ago
Don't let the austere cover fool you on this one! I've loved this book since the first time I read ten years ago. It has the right combination of gothic mystery, hilarious conversations, and romance. You'll laugh out loud when you read the dialogue between the Duchess and Marcus (the rascal Earl) and one truly unflappable valet by the name of Spears. I've re-read it so often I've had to purchase it several times...thank goodness for e-books. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Read this in 3 days! Could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another Coulter hit. A delightful book with a great cast of characters. Can't wait to read the other two books in this trilogy and hope that
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LindaLu999 More than 1 year ago
If you love a good period romance, then this is the series for you. Catherine Coulter knows how to write em!
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What can I say? It's sitting in by collection library, well-used, worn and loved.