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The Reluctant Countess

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London, 1835.
When beautiful and well-born Eugenie Palmer's aunt dies unexpectedly, Eugenie has to make a choice: surrender herself to the guardianship of the Earl of Loudoun, or escape to London and use her inheritance to create her own establishment. Entanglements with highwaymen and a handsome stranger make for a fast-paced romantic adventure.

In the tradition of Georgett
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Paperback, 257 pages
Published December 8th 2011 by Oak Leaf Press (first published November 13th 2011)
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Denise
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Oh! Those dastardly rouge highwaymen! But have no fear, as our heroine Eugenie Palmer (with help) is able to overcome the danger. Clarissa Beauvier’s “The Reluctant Countess” is a delightful read!

Due to the death of her aunt and entailment, Miss Eugenie Palmer is being sent to live with her ward. Miss Palmer has never met the Earl of Loudoun nor set foot on his fine estate, Holdmere. The adventure begins when Eugenie takes matters into her own hands, en route to meet the mysterious Earl.

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Rachel
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I won a free copy of this book from first reads.

Historical romances tend to be my guilty pleasure. It's a problem. I admit it.

This book was a quick, light-hearted read. Sure, it was predictable, but I didn't mind that. I've come to expect that with these types of books. Guilty pleasure, remember? I did like the characters. Any girl that climbs out of windows and carries her own pistol is okay by me. However, I wish there would have been more to the story. It jumped around a lot, I thought, witho
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Angelica
Apr 02, 2012 rated it liked it
The Reluctant Countess started out witty and fun, then became a little slow and predicable. The ending was good and what you would expect from a romance novle.There was a lot of twist and turns in this story. It was an easy and fast read, it only took me two days to read. 
Cristina Alvarez
May 27, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked this book, although historical romances aren't my thing. It was a quick fun read.
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