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Return of the Viscount
     

Return of the Viscount

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by Gayle Callen
 

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“Gayle Callen is wonderful!”
—Cathy Maxwell

USA Today bestseller Gayle Callen is not only a longtime favorite among avid readers of historical romance the world over, she’s a multiple award-winner as well, having won both the Holt Medallion and the Laurel Wreath Award. With Return of the Viscount, she kicks off a

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“Gayle Callen is wonderful!”
—Cathy Maxwell

USA Today bestseller Gayle Callen is not only a longtime favorite among avid readers of historical romance the world over, she’s a multiple award-winner as well, having won both the Holt Medallion and the Laurel Wreath Award. With Return of the Viscount, she kicks off a wonderfully sexy series set in Victorian England, where the destinies of three battle-scarred soldiers lead them to the women fated to capture their hearts and heal them. Return of the Viscount once again showcases what Romantic Times calls Callen’s “forte,” her ability to “entangle readers in a tale that’s delightfully sexy, fast paced, and filled with engaging characters who hold your interest until the end.” Return of the Viscount is an unforgettable marriage of convenience tale that will enthrall fans of Samantha James and Loretta Chase—the story of a breathtaking love affair between a soldier with a debt to pay and a lady on a quest to unravel her family’s secrets.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Callen (Every Scandalous Secret) launches a series with a charming Victorian romance that might be called the case of the mail-order groom. Recently orphaned Lady Cecilia Mallory wants to run her late father’s earldom free of a meddling guardian. Sgt. Michael Blackthorne, a viscount and her father’s best friend, is on permanent assignment in India, and Cecilia thinks he’s her father’s age and likely to “die sooner rather than later, to be blunt about it,” so in a diverting about-face from tradition, Cecilia proposes a marriage by proxy. He consents, as a favor in memory of Lord Apperton. All is well for the fiercely independent Cecilia until Blackthorne is injured and returns to England—specifically, Apperton Hall—to recuperate. Hilarity ensues when Blackthorne encounters the beautiful woman he’d assumed was a plain frump and she meets the ruggedly handsome young man she’d believed was elderly. The lively banter and mild suspense are certain to entertain aficionados of historical romance. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062076069
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
413,848
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she'd always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than twenty historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers' Best Award, and been translated into eleven different languages. The mother of three grown children, an avid crafter, singer, and outdoor enthusiast, Gayle lives in Central New York with her dog, Uma, and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero. She also writes contemporary romances as Emma Cane.

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Return of the Viscount 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
camaibarb More than 1 year ago
This story started out really interesting with the marriage by proxy. But when the husband showed up, I thought Cecilia was a little to mean for a little too long. Michael didn't deserve how she treated him. The brother was awful along with his friends. Overall the story was good but there were some things I didn't care about the story. The first in the series about three friends who made a difficult decision in war that cost some innocent lives and they are trying to redeem themselves. Michael was a great hero.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont know the author.simple story.strange motivations for murders.wont read this author again if this is her style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will never pay eight dollars again for a book that is 220 pages long barnes and noble are ripping us off
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not her best book. At one point I wanted to stop reading it. But, I keep reading it because I have never stop reading a book in the middle of it. But that is okay definitely not her best book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not her best. I have had a hard time getting into this books. I am not even half way through and am not wanting to finish it.  I do not care for the brother and his sister keeps making excuses for him.
Lilypad74 More than 1 year ago
The heroine just can't decide if she wants to be in charge or not. A decent side plot with a couple of the characters but not too much to recommend otherwise.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to love this book and I partly did. Gayle Callen is one of my favorite authors but the heroine in this story was not worthy of this dreamy war hero. After communicating back and forth with the hero after the death of her father, the Hero's superior officer, the heroine asks the hero to marry her sight unseen so that she can administer her inheritance rather than her guardian. She gets her wish they marry by proxy. Her freedom allows her to assist her brother run the estate since he has now become an earl at a young age. When the H and H meet, they are both surprised to see that they are young and vibrant people. The Hero turns out to be a Viscount in addition to being a well respected soldier. He is likeable and a total gentleman proposing to the heroine that he would allow her time to adjust to the marriage. The Heroine was a total harpy almost from the onset. Her rudeness towards the Viscount become irritating and I kept wishing at certain points that she would be killed off and replaced with a much nicer Heroine. There is murder plot twist in the story and it is resolved at the end. The resolution was a bit muddy. I also had a problem with the Heroine's brother; he was such a jerk throughout most of the book.
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Waste of money. Characters have no chemustry!
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Read this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stiry but ok The ending between for Cecilia and Michsel was to quick and not really resolved A short epilogue would have made this a much better story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is soooo boring