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The Heiress (Madison Sisters #2)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  2,170 ratings  ·  206 reviews
Desperately seeking a husband...

Suzette is not like other heiresses; she wants a poor husband, a gentleman who will be so grateful for her dowry that he will allow her access to it so that she can pay off her father's gambling debts. When this alluring beauty encounters Daniel Woodrow—handsome, titled, single . . . and even more impoverished than she could have hoped for—i...more
Mass Market Paperback, 370 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Avon
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Laurie (Bitten by Romance)
I really enjoyed this book. Lynsay always adds fun and adventure together so well. This book is a just about a mirror reflection of the first book in this series, but you get more of the man’s point of view from Daniel. I very much enjoyed it even if it felt like I was going through the same book at times. After you get half way it does change and you get an excellent thrilling adventure between Suzette and Daniel. I loved the characters again but my favorite addition to this book was Daniel’s m...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I really liked “The Countess.” But I can’t say I liked it so much that I wanted to read huge chunks of it a second time. It pains me to speak poorly of “The Heiress,” because I really did enjoy the parts that were new. Unfortunately, I can’t ignore how much of this book was a rehash of its predecessor.

The events in the first 2/3 of the book covered the same story as “The Countess,” only from the perspective of a different couple. Daniel is best friend to Richard, who in the last book was trying...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Publisher: HarperCollins
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Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2, Madison Sisters
Series Best Read In Order: Yes
Steam Level: Hot

Ever since reading The Countess, I’d been anxious to find out what was going to happen between Suzette and Daniel.

Suzette is an heiress. She and her two sisters have inherited...more
This is the sequel to a book I read a few months ago and enjoyed very much: The Countess. This book follows the romance of Madison sister #2, Suzette, but in what had to have been the most boring manner I've ever tried to read. More than half of this book is just book one, from the point of view of Daniel and Suzette. I gotta tell you, their point of view didn't add a THING. This isn't Ender's Shadow, where writing the same story from a different point of view ended up being its own story, and I...more
Normally I’m not a fan of a series that happens within the same time, since there is a lot of repetition. That said, the story stood alone quite well, since it starts at the same place, but ends past the first story. Since a lot of Daniel and Suzette’s interactions happen “off the page” in the first story, it made it so much fun to have those “aha!” moments. But you didn’t have to read the first book to enjoy this one as much, although it does add some depth to know what was going on with Christ...more
As several reviewers have mentioned already, this title is essentially the same book as "The Countess". There is very little new storyline to be had. Same story line - different point of view, much as Julia Quinn attempted with Lost Duke and Mr. Cavendish. Instead of combining the stories to make one passably interesting book, they were published as two dreadfully dull books that left a lot of readers feeling cheated.

Bizarrely enough, this story could have actually worked if the characters did n...more
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REDUX=It is a Latin word that means "brought back" or "revisited" and "The Heiress" is Suzette and Daniel's story told from their point of view and happening at the same time as "The Countess". To those who read the first one, the first 210 pages will defenatly feel redundant, and like me, they'll skim through those pages, especially the dialog. I wasn't in the mood to read over the same conversations so there was a lot of skimm...more
Mar 03, 2011 Nely rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own

Suzette needs to find a husband quickly. Preferably a gentlemen who is down on his luck and in need of a wealthy wife. She has no other way of getting her dowry - which is much needed in order to pay off her father's gambling debts and save the family from scandal and ultimately ruin.

Daniel Woodrow seems the perfect candidate. He has a title, he's single, he's handsome and he's broke. Or so he says. For Daniel hasn't been completely honest with Suzette. He tells a white lie about his lack of for...more
This was a very interesting book for me. The first half of this book takes place at the same time as The Countess but is told from a different point of view, Suzette and Daniels. Having read The Countess and really enjoying it, I really did not want to read a somewhat condensed version of it again with the more drawn out details of our couple Suzette and Daniel.
Suzette needs to marry quickly to pay off her fathers gambling debt but wants to find a land rich, money poor husband so that he will al...more
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The Heiress (Madison Sisters #2)
by Lynsay Sands

This is the Second book in the Madison Sisters Trilogy and just a tiny bit weaker than the first book “The Countess” which was fabulously funny and romantic.

This is a comedy of errors since Suzette wants a poor husband, one that she can manage and manipulate. She thinks that she has found it with Daniel Woodward, a close friend of her sister the Countesses husband. However, what she does not know about him can really throw her plans in the rubbis...more
I picked up The Heiress and The Countess at the same time, being intrigued by their plot lines. So it was a pleasant surprise to learn that they related two sides of the same story line, focusing on a different couple in each book. I was intrigued by the unusual plot choice at first, as it filled in Suzette and Daniel's story that was brewing in the background of The Countess. The novelty wore off, particularly when Sands resorted to repeating the earlier book's conversations and recapping event...more
The UHQ Nasanta
In short, I found this book disappointing to the extent that I even contemplated giving it 1 star. I settled for 1.5.

I did not expect this book to be a rehash of The Countess. Once I realized this, I thought, "Why not?" I had enjoyed Julia Quinn's Mr. Cavendish, I Presume despite the poor and sometimes scathing reviews so I thought that The Heiress and I would get along fairly well. Imagine my disappointment, then, when it basically summarized or repeated The Countess for nearly 2/3 of the book...more
Jun 24, 2011 Kas rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
The Heiress features a young woman named Suzette, who finds out that her father has gambled his way into debt, and decides to seek for a man who is poor enough to let her have access to her dower, which she could use to pay off her father's losses.

Suzette meets Daniel at a party and comes on quite strong about marriage, so he pretends he is poor, even though it is the opposite. He is then very surprised that she wants to marry him even more.

Daniel decides to marry her pretty much because of the...more
I really enjoyed this book! I want to start with that, because I just loved it to bits!

This is book two in the Madison Sister’s trilogy and it began at about the same place and time frame as book one so whilst there is a lot of ‘retelling’ its go great to read it from a different point of view and see the story further progress book 1.

Daniel and Suzette are so cute together. Both weary for marriage and love they find each other tossed together. But soon passions are unable to be controlled and t...more
It's obvious that this is supposed to be a fun read, but it really just reminded me why I don't read Lynsay Sands' books more often. Quite a bit of repetitive descriptions of character - they're always scowling, growling, etc. - and not a lot of real character development. The whole 'we're getting married, so we have to go to Gretna Green' was absurd. It's like not a single character had ever heard of getting married in a church or getting a special license if there was a hurry. I guess this was...more
Elaine Mcdonald
This has a few witty lines but really was a chore to finish. The author reiterates many different parts of the story through different viewpoints. I was honestly disappointed with this book and I haven't even read book one.
I think one of the reasons I couldn't get into this book is because I didn't read the first in the series- The Countess. The story was silly and at times I couldn't follow it. There would be a really big conflict, like a keeping a dead body secret, then the next paragraph everybody knew about it. The H&h did have definite chemistry and Suzette did have some very funny lines like trying to describe how she was now damaged and lost her virginity. Suzette says," I let my betrothed drive his mac...more
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There are a couple of reasons why I downloaded and listened to this book. Many states, including Maine, have an inter-library electronic and audio book downloading programs and I wanted to check mine ours out, in particular how it worked with audio books. And, I have wanted to read one of Lynsay’s historical novels because I enjoy her Argeneau series so much. So, I saw the heiress and after a little time f...more
3.5/5 stars. I highly recommend reading The Countess before reading this book as the stories so heavily overlap. Enjoyable, though not as humorous as the first book. Still glad to have read it, though :)
Samie Kauchis
This book would have been better if it didn't practically recap the first book for the first half of it... Not even giving a different POV on previous events saved the boredom. That being said, once it finally passed beyond that timeline and moved onto the true adventure it wasn't a bad book at all.
2 stars for the first half and 4 stars for the second half.

I rated this down, as the first half was a rehash of book number one in the series, but from the other sister's point of view.

I skimmed most of the first section and just read the new parts. The second half was good. Perhaps the author could have just written the first book (and made it longer) with 2 couples as the central characters - it has been done before with success.

The plot of this book would have been totally confusing for some...more
Azwildcat * reads too much romance *
***** My Ratings *****
Hero rating: 3.5
Heroine rating: 3
Steam/Action Factor: 3
Plot/Storyline: 2.5
Overall rating: 2
This book made me laugh and laugh. The characters were so well written and you truly feel like you are across from them and listening to their conversation.
What a wonderful job she did of bring this book to life.
I wish I could read this book for the first time over and over again.
All of the characters are interesting and easy to get to know.
The first chapter was a little confusing, it take some time to figure out exactly what is going on.
This is the first one I have read, which is probably why...more
Not bad....
Would read the rest of the series just to see what happens to the rest.
Definitivamente no es una buena idea leer un libro que vuelve a contarte los mismos hechos pero desde un punto de vista diferente, sobre todo cuando ya habías deducido la mayoría de los pasajes que ahora se te amplian y vuelven a contarte el resto para que la historia tenga sentido. Pero, la verdad, no creo que nadie que no haya leído el anterior libro pueda seguir este y no sentir que se está perdiendo. Así que tampoco es un libro que puedas leerte sin haber leido el anterior...

Lo único bueno f...more
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Suzette needs to marry a poor man (reasons for this don't make complete sense but I get it in context of the story) in order to get her large dowry and save her father and family from scandal. Daniel is not poor, but leads Suzette to think he is due to various hijinx reasons that eventually includes wanting to marry her for love and lust. This part of the story works, and I found it fun and enjoyable. This is my first book by Sands, and her funny, snappy dialog make me want to seek out others. U...more
☂ ℬrandi
❤❤❤ ½

I noticed a couple reviews mention that it was hard to get into the material because they read these out of order. Since the story from book #2 is told as a parallel storyline with book #1 I would highly recommend that you do not read these out of order. The story can be confusing, if not silly, if you don’t have the full back story and in the end I think this is a gratifying and unconventional story worth reading. I also read a few reviews that mentioned that book #2 had a good deal of rep...more
The Heiress
By Linsay Sands

Syzette is Christiana's sister. She is smart, funny and has no problem speaking her mind. She is in a dilemma, her father has gambled and lost quite a lot of money, once again. Trying to prevent what happened to her sister, she decides to find a suitable husband, that has no coin but a tittle and is willing to marry her, giving her the opportunity to keep half her dower and her freedom.
Daniel is Richard's friend and is helping him with all the problems his brother Geo...more
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