AN Unlikely Countess: A Novel of the Malloren World

AN Unlikely Countess: A Novel of the Malloren World

by Jo Beverley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451232717
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Malloren World Series , #1
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 821,256
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jo Beverley was the New York Times bestselling author of the Rogue series and numerous other romance novels. Widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today, she was a five-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members of the RWA Hall of Fame. She also twice received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She had two grown sons and lived with her husband in England. Jo Beverley passed away in May 2016.

Date of Birth:

September 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Morecambe, Lancashire, UK

Education:

Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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AN Unlikely Countess: A Novel of the Malloren World 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 83 reviews.
TESS1891 More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
HollyJenae More than 1 year ago
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.
Marcy35 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
bookworm2bookworm on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart website:RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS: Jo Beverley knows her craft, and she never disappoints. Her books are not just fun and exciting to read, but they make you feel like you¿re right in the thick of things! What a wonderful and unique love story she brings us this time.I found the plot original and unique; the story fresh and engaging. In giving us Cate (Catesby Burgoyne), she has created a character that just melts our hearts. He¿s a gentleman and a dutiful son and a hero to our heroine. In rescuing Prudence, he rescues himself, as well. We watch him struggle before and after he becomes an heir to earldom, and we can¿t help but root for him.Life for Prudence Youlgrave has not been easy. She¿s impoverished through neglect of her brother, and by the time Cate rescues her from a bunch of bad guys, she¿s had enough and is planning to take her destiny into her own hands. We cheer her on as she confronts her brother and especially his wife.Our hero and heroine are strong on their own, but together, they¿re a force to be reckoned with. Their love story was sweet and tender, and I liked that the author took the time and care in developing a true and genuine relationship between Prudence and Cate. Ms. Beverley took no shortcuts with this story. This romance felt real and not rushed. Also, it was much, much fun catching up with Diana, the Countess of Arradale, as she puts in a cameo appearance.If you¿re looking for a love story that will warm your heart and give you the ¿fuzzies¿, look no further than AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS.Melanie
dianaleez on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Had to slog through the first third of this slow-starter, then things picked up.Lots of stock characters, the ol' 'should I tell?' romance premise, but likeable major characters nevertheless.Surely Jo Beverley has her computer programed to write romances like these, however, there are far worse out there.
doxiemomx2 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
An intriguing story. I really liked the characters -- Cate and Prudence. It was a little slow at times and I don't think the issues were fully resolved, but an enjoyable book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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This book just goes on and on with never getting to the point.
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