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To Win a Viscount

(The Daughters of Amhurst #2)

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  21 reviews
England, 1820. To gain a certain marquess’s notice, Lady Albina Beauchamp aims to win the derby. What she hadn’t planned for is the price handsome Mr. Edmund White asks in payment to train her to race: each lesson for a kiss.

A first place finish isn't the only thing worth racing for

Lady Albina Beauchamp is in love with the Marquess of Satterfield. Unfortunately, his only i
Published July 25th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scandalous)
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Mary - Buried Under Romance

As someone I know once said, "You can't cure stupid." When the heroine is this bad, nothing else can help.

This is the first time I've dropped a book by the first chapter, not only because I was not at all hooked by the story, but mostly because I've never had the previous displeasure of reading a historical romance with such a delusional, idiotic heroine. These types are usually reserved for the heroine's relations, but not here, and I could not torture myself to keep reading.

The initial p
Jan 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
**I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review**

About a year ago I read the first book in this series, and I loved it! I found it so sweet and beautiful, Henrietta and the Earl were a great couple, reading about their imperfections and flaws, and how much they cared about each other was very enjoyable. So when I had the chance to read the sequel, following the story of one of Henrietta's sisters, I thought I might also enjoy it. But boy, was I wrong.

I think the main reason is that I r
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 Save a Horse, Ride a Groomsman Stars

I can totally get behind a lady who wants to do things just the way boys do, having been a tomboy and all. To Win a Viscount was a fun and light story I enjoyed immensely.

Albina has her sights set on a certain gentleman who hasn’t acknowledged her presence for the past year. All he seems to care about are horses and the Derby they race in. So when she hears him saying the jockey that wins the race will have his admiration she jumps on the chance to make hi
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Albina is willing to do anything to attract the attention of Marquess of Satterfield, who is clearly still in love with her sister. But her sister is now married ans very soon he will realize that Albina is far more suitable as his bride than Henrietta could've ever been. So now she is planning to ride a race horse. Because she knows that Marquess loves horses. That's how she ends up training with her brother-in-law's head groomsman, Mr. White.

Mr. White will teach her everything she needs to le
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
I read the previous book in this series which I enjoyed but this one didn't quite measure up mainly because I found the heroine quite immature and rather silly at the beginning. The story & the heroine do get better as the story continues.

Lady Albina is the daughter of an Earl and for the past year has been totally besotted by a marquess who was pursuing but was spurned by her now married older sister. Never mind that said marquess has shown totally no interest in her no matter how much she puts
Tracy's Place
Oct 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I will give this a 3 because I really like the authors writing but the story gets a 1. I'm sorry to say that because I liked book one so well. In this book Albina, her actions, and some of the actions of the other characters just pissed me off so much it was hard not to throw my Kindle against the wall. ...more
Romancing the Book
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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As a fan of regency romance, I’ve read a lot of different twists and turns within the genre. In To Win a Viscount, Frances Fowlkes takes a completely different and refreshing take on a great premise.

Lady Albina loves horses, almost as much as she loves the Marquess of Satterfield. Of course, he doesn’t know she exists. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and being of the conspiring sort, she and her siste
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lady Albina is in love with the Marquess of Satterfield but he doesn’t know she exists. She plans to change all that by winning the Emberton Derby she just needs Edmund to do so. He plans to teach he more than just about racing horses. This was a good story, I liked the characters as well as the message the book conveyed. The story held my interest throughout. I really liked it.
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historicals
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I will admit this was such a hard read for me to get into. I had received this so long ago but was just now able to finish it. The story was super slow but it did get better in the end. I guess I’m now ready for book 2.
Book Gannet
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book doesn’t make any sense. Albina wants to marry the marquess because she loves him (supposedly) and knows that his social standing will repair the recent damage done to her family’s name. But first she must grab his attention – by doing something completely scandalous that would likely ruin her forever. This is the level of logic that this book bases itself on, and I’m sad to say it doesn’t get much better. Such as the idea that a curvy woman could ever attempt to pass herself off as mal ...more
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 heart-pounding hearts

Albina is not like her sisters, she will not accept others making decisions for her. She has her heart set on the Marquess of Satterwhite and she aims to make him her husband. Unfortunately he seems to still be holding a torch for her older sister, her very married older sister who is married to the current Earl of Amhurst. The Marquess's only other passion that Albina seems to see would be that of horses. She picks up on a comment that he makes that he would respect the
To Win a Viscount #2 in "Daughters of Amhurst" by Frances Fowlkes is a unique Regency Historical Romance. While, Book 2, it can be read as a stand alone. Set in 1820 England.
This is the story of Albina Beauchamp and Edmund White. Albina is in love with the Marquess of Satterfield, but he's only sees horses. So Albina, enlists the help of Edmund, a groomsmen in the Amhurst employ. She wishes to be a winning horse jockey. Edmund loves horses and stables, so he agrees to teach Albina about horses,
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this read by Frances Fowlkes. Along with the great story of Lady Albina and Edmund, I thought that this one also had a great overall lesson that we could all benefit from. It is about who the person is and not the title they hold.

Lady Albina had been trying to get the attention of a marques that is pursuing her older sister, but with no luck. Her older sister is now married and she still is not able to win the attention of the one she wants. Albina has a twin sister, Sarah that brings a
Stacy Reid
I wasn’t quite sure what to think of Albina when I started reading To Win a Viscount. She frustrated me with her blind adoration of man who did not notice her at all. I admired her scheme for him to fall in love with her, even though I did not agree with it for surely it would lead to greater ruin. I continued reading and she charmed the frustration right out of me and had me liking her a great deal. I enjoyed her growth into a steady, kind, and thoughtful young lady, and I loved how she did not ...more
Rosemary K
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
How does a lady attract the attention of the man she wants to marry? If your Lady Albina Beauchamp and the man is a horse mad Marquess, you become a jockey and win a derby while pretending to be a man. What could possibly go wrong? Mr. Edmund White is the master groomsmen for the Earl of Amhurst. He's enchanted by the spirited beauty and agrees to train her. I loved their chemistry and their playfulness. The relationship is more than physical attraction. I enjoyed seeing these two fall in love. ...more
Nov 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Just a short impression because I really didn't know what to make of this book.
I have already read another book by Frances Fowlkes and liked that alright but somehow this one and I didn't get along. The story sounded intriguing and the writing was okay but I really couldn't get into it. I started to read it several times and never got really far because I lost interest. In the end, when I finally finished it, it was on the whole a, well, a nice story but it lacked some substance and some real ac
Isha Coleman
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Albina knows what she wants but how far will she go to achieve it. As unique as her name Lady Albina is captivating. She has the gumption to dream bring and the heart to make her wildest dreams a reality. Her inner beauty and sense of adventure fly right off the page. Her willingness to achieve her goals however is not always in her best interest and lands her in an unlikely situation. Falling in love with the wrong man. Edmund has the heart, and adventurous spirit to be her perfect match. All h ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'To Win a Viscount' by Frances Fowlkes is book two in the "Daughters of Amhurst" series. This is the story of Albina Beauchamp and Edmund White. I have read the previous book but feel this is a standalone book. Albina thinks she is in love with Marquess of Satterfield. But he does not notice her at all. So she plans to get his attention by way of a horse race. The Marquess said that he would give notice/attention to anyone who could win the race. Albina gets it into her head that she will win th ...more
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. Albina just knows the Marquess of Satterfield is in love with her if she could get his attention. Albina hears him talking about the Derby and finds that the Marquess would show his admiration to rider and beast for winning. Albina is going to be that jockey on her brother-in-law's horse. Of course, it's not going to be that easy. She has six weeks to learn how to ride like a jocky and plan a way to get the regular jockey un ...more
Amy Alvis
Sep 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I really didn't like Albina in this story. I just couldn't connect with her. She says she is in love with a man that she has barely spoken to and then will do anything to get his attention. I just felt like she was not a strong female lead and I just really couldn't get into the story... ...more
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Shelves: regency, romance
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After viewing her all-time favorite love story, “Anne of Green Gables”, at the impressionable age of ten, Frances Fowlkes has been obsessed with affable boy-next door heroes, red-heads, and romance stories with lots of “highfaluting mumbo jumbo” written within their pages. It only seems natural then that she married the boy who used to pull on her curls in her high school English class, had not on ...more

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