The Wyndham Legacy (Legacy Series #1)
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The Wyndham Legacy (Legacy Series #1)

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by Catherine Coulter, Anne Flosnik
     
 

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At the age of nine, Josephina Cochrane is mockingly dubbed the "Duchess" by her half-cousin, Marcus Wyndham. Little does Marcus suspect that the Duchess will one day reign sovereign over his own future. For the Earl of Chase, the Duchess's father and Marcus's uncle, leaves a double-edged inheritance, a legacy that will bind their fates.

When the Earl of Chase dies

Overview

At the age of nine, Josephina Cochrane is mockingly dubbed the "Duchess" by her half-cousin, Marcus Wyndham. Little does Marcus suspect that the Duchess will one day reign sovereign over his own future. For the Earl of Chase, the Duchess's father and Marcus's uncle, leaves a double-edged inheritance, a legacy that will bind their fates.

When the Earl of Chase dies without a son, Marcus stands to inherit his fortune and title. But the old earl, bitter that Marcus escaped the tragedy that claimed the lives of his two sons, has laced his legacy with vengeful stipulations.

But there is another Wyndham legacy, one beyond the Earl of Chase's rank and holdings; a treasure from long ago that's shrouded in legend. Before the rival legacies can be settled, the Duchess and Marcus must solve two mysteries - one from the past and one that shadows the present.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441835307
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Series:
Legacy Series, #1
Edition description:
Abridged, 4 CDs, 4 hrs. 56 min.
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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From the Publisher
"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 9 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.