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A scandalous countess, Jo Beverley

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A scandalous countess
Title
A scandalous countess
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Jo Beverley
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Language
eng
Summary
Lady Georgia Maybury is determined to regain her social position after her husband's scandalous death, but her efforts are threatened by her growing love for Lord Dracy, a battlescarred, impoverished ex-naval officer
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Lord Dracy thought he would be bargaining for a horse; instead, he finds himself negotiating for a new wife. The whole point of winning the horse race between his Cartagena and Lord Hernescroft’s Fancy Free was to allow Hernescroft to keep his beloved mare in exchange for one of his prized stallions. This would allow Dracy to rebuild the fortunes of the barony he recently inherited by starting a horse-breeding program. However, instead of the stallion—or even its monetary equivalent—Hernescroft offers Dracy something else: his newly widowed daughter, Georgia, the Countess of Maybury. Although it is true that Dracy does need a wife—providing, that is, he can find one who won’t blanch at his battle-scarred visage—the scandalous, impetuous Georgia is the last woman on earth he would consider marrying. Realistically complicated characters, a captivating plot expertly spiced with wit and scandal, and a sizzlingly sexy romance all come together brilliantly in the latest addition to RITA Award–winning Beverley’s Malloren series. -- Charles, John (Reviewed 02-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 11)
  • Targeted by undeserved, jealousy-fueled gossip when her husband is killed in a duel, the beautiful, flirtatious Georgia, Countess of Maybury, is intent on reclaiming her reputation and place in the ton. She's also helping scarred former naval officer and new baron Lord Dracy acquire a bit of town bronze, unaware that her father is using her to settle a debt. But even after Georgia's year of mourning, the insidious rumors refuse to die. Dracy then goes on the hunt and finds something further reaching and deadlier than just a spiteful attempt at social ruination. VERDICT A courageous, irrepressible heroine and a strong, uncommonly appealing hero come together brilliantly in another sinfully delectable Georgian romp from Beverley's (An Unlikely Countess ) flawless pen. The ever-popular author lives in Canada. --Kristin Ramsdell (Reviewed February 15, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 137, issue 03, p86)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
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BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beverley, Jo
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Malloren world
Series volume
0012
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Families
  • Great Britain
Label
A scandalous countess, Jo Beverley
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Publication
Note
  • "A new novel in the Malloren world"--Cover
  • "Signet historical romance"--Spine
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
420 p.
Isbn
9780451236043
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)712116948
Label
A scandalous countess, Jo Beverley
Publication
Note
  • "A new novel in the Malloren world"--Cover
  • "Signet historical romance"--Spine
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
420 p.
Isbn
9780451236043
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)712116948

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