Courting His Countess (A Historical Romance Novella)

Courting His Countess (A Historical Romance Novella)

by CJ Archer

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Courting His Countess (A Historical Romance Novella) by CJ Archer

This book is also available with 3 other stories in THE 4 SCOUNDRELS BOX SET: A PIRATE, A SPY, A MERCENARY AND A ROGUE. Each book in the boxed set is available separately, but by buying them in a bundle, you're getting a better deal! Contains SURRENDER, REDEMPTION, THE MERCENARY'S PRICE, COURTING HIS COUNTESS.

DESCRIPTION
The last woman Thomas, Lord Avondale, expected to fall in love with was the wife he betrayed and abandoned six years ago. When Rose doesn't accept his apology, however, he loses all hope of a happy future together. Yet he's thankful she has agreed to come to his bed to beget an heir.

Known as the Ice Maiden at Queen Elizabeth I's court, Rose has been trying to forget the man she once loved—a love she thought destroyed after he spent their wedding night with his mistress. Withstanding Thomas's charms, however, is proving more difficult than she expected.

Can she forgive the ultimate betrayal?

Can he ever atone for what he did?

Note: Courting His Countess is a novella of approximately 20,000 words, about one-quarter the size of a full-length novel. I've priced it as low as I am able.

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
COURTING HIS COUNTESS may be shorter than most of my other books, but it was one of the most difficult stories I've ever written. What Thomas did to his wife is despicable and when I began to write, I didn't think I could make you, the reader, believe he was hero material. Yet the characters and their tale wouldn't leave my head, nor would the opening lines, so I wrote the story anyway.

As I progressed, and especially when I switched to Thomas's viewpoint, I realized how very male he was being, and part of me started to feel sorry for him. Being a nobleman of his time, he just didn't get it. Not until he finally saw how his actions had affected a wonderful, strong woman.

COURTING HIS COUNTESS breaks one of the "rules" of the romance genre, and I know some of you will find Thomas's actions unforgiveable. I certainly don't blame you for that! But I've never been very good at sticking to the rules, and I hope you don't blame ME for listening to the voices in my head.

Happy reading!
~CJ

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044516588
Publisher: Oz Books
Publication date: 05/06/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 166,962
File size: 418 KB

About the Author

C.J. Archer is the USA Today bestselling author of historical fantasy novels including THE EMILY CHAMBERS SPIRIT MEDIUM TRILOGY, the FREAK HOUSE series, the MINISTRY OF CURIOSITIES series and the GLASS AND STEELE books. She has also written historical romances set in Elizabethan England. C.J. has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two. She has at various times worked as a librarian, IT support person and technical writer but in her heart has always been a fiction writer. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, 2 children and Coco the black and white cat. Subscribe to C.J.'s newsletter to be notified when she releases a new book, as well as get access to exclusive content and subscriber-only giveaways. Join via her website: www.cjarcher.com She loves to hear from readers. You can contact her through email cj@cjarcher.com or follow her on social media to get the latest updates on her books: Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJArcherAuthorPage Twitter: www.twitter.com/cj_archer Tumblr: http://freakhouseresidents.tumblr.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorcjarcher/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cjarcher/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4615377.C_J_Archer

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Courting His Countess (A Historical Romance Novella) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it... He should have returned sooner to face her but the remorse was real.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read about forgiveness.
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mijeco More than 1 year ago
Too short ¿loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought the novella for the .99 but the pages would not come up in my nook! What a rip off! Would have liked to review it if only i could have read it. I want my money back! Can i give 0 stars?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok..but it needed a little more passion and more emotion.. it would have been better if it started with the day they got married and why...then the betrayal should have played out...then the story...that would have made the book more better...more real. But that's just my opinion..it was a little lacking for me ..but not bad..
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Only about 150 pages, but well written and not a lot of gratuitous sex, thank goodness!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read numerous books by the author and enjoyed her writing. This novella gives us a taste into the world of Court. It also depicts romance and forgiveness. Likeable characters and well written.