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The Countess' Lucky Charm

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Saucy pickpocket Simone Dougherty relies on her nimble fingers and quick mind to work London’s streets. However, using her wits to survive in the East End is one thing. Using her wits to pose as the wife of the attractive Lord Temple Wellington is another thing altogether. Especially when her rebellious heart refuses to listen to reason.

Restless and bored with the life he
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Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published May 14th 2012 by Books We Love Ltd. (first published April 4th 2012)
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Kathy Fischer-Brown
Sep 30, 2012 Kathy Fischer-Brown rated it really liked it
A.M Westerling's "The Countess' Lucky Charm" is a keeper. Combine "Pygmalian" (with a happily-ever-ending), throw in a smidgeon of "Oliver Twist," add a healthy dose of love and passion, a trek through the Canadian wilderness and a host of finely drawn secondary characters, and you'll find a terrific read. Westerling paints a picture of Regency Era English values and its cruel hypocrisy to dramatize the chasm separating Simone, a charming East End pickpocket, and Temple, the younger son of a pee ...more
Jenna
Jul 13, 2012 Jenna rated it really liked it
It's a good read and a very engaging story, the author has a sense of style same with Johanna Lindsay one of my favorite author in historical romance. I'm looking forward for more of the author's books.

A rugamuffin, pickpocket Simone Doughety worked in the east side of London, and as the constable was ready to put her in Newgate prison. While running away from the authority she snucked inside the baggage own by Lord Temple Wellington.

Posing as wife of Lord Temple going to Caledonia, they become
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Juliet Waldron
Feb 07, 2013 Juliet Waldron rated it it was amazing
A Regency which travels all over the world, from the East End of London, where the hero accidentally finds a pretty, grubby pickpocket hiding in his trunk, to New Caledonia (Pacific Canada) and then back to the high life in London. I thought this novel was polished, always entertaining, and a far step beyond the usual Jane-Austin-Lite Regency fare. The dialogue was crackling, and the hero and heroine were well-matched, believable characters from their particular time and place. There were perhap ...more
Petula
Dec 14, 2012 Petula added it
5***** that was quite an adventure. I loved it. There were times I wanted to smack the hero. Very self centred he only seemed to see things from how they affected him. Lots of lessons for him to learn. The heroine has so much courage but no self esteem. The journey goes from London to Canada and back a lovely book.
Eileen
Jun 05, 2012 Eileen rated it really liked it
The beginning was slow, but it was a cute little story. I grew quite attached to the characters.

Could have done without the epilogue (sometimes it's better to let me dream up my own continuation of a happy ending), but it was reasonable.
Kirsten Lenius
Jun 12, 2012 Kirsten Lenius rated it really liked it
Quite a pleasant regency romance. I never find ones where the noble marries a guttersnipe from the east end to be that believable, but a good tale nonetheless. I did like the ending and the epilogue.
Stefanie
It was ok, nothing especially original. Some inconsistencies that were pretty obvious, even to me.
Jolie
Nov 23, 2013 Jolie rated it really liked it
Cute book!! A little unconventional (for Regency England) but loved it!!
Joyce
Feb 09, 2013 Joyce rated it it was ok
Chick lit. Typical of the genre with a tried and true plot line.
Rosa
Sep 26, 2014 Rosa rated it really liked it
Sweet story - differnt
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"From vikings to viscounts, join the adventure, live the romance."

Living by the motto "You don't know unless you try", A.M.Westerling started writing historical romance because she couldn't find the kinds of fun stories she enjoyed. After all, she thought, who doesn’t enjoy a tasty helping of dashing heroes and spunky heroines, seasoned with a liberal sprinkle of passion and adventure?

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