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An Unconventional Countess

(Regency Belles of Bath #1)

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From shopkeeper…

To earl’s wife!

Part of Regency Belles of Bath. Two things are certain: Annabelle Fortini makes the best biscuits in Bath and Samuel Delaney, the charming bachelor who’s just entered her shop, is trouble! Her mother’s unfair exile from society has taught Anna aristocrats can’t be trusted. Samuel may be a famous naval hero and reluctant heir to an earldom,
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2020 by Harlequin Historical
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Tracy Emro
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
4.5 stars rounded up.

Captain Samuel Delaney is in limbo, stuck on land until the matter of his inheritance is settled. He is getting bored and restless, which is the only reason he agreed to accompany his old friend Ralph Hoxley to Belles of Bath - a bakery, so Ralph could flirt with the shopgirl. Ralph tells him he needs Samuel to distract the “other” girl.

The “other girl” is Annabelle Fortini, the owner of the shop and she is not happy about Ralph’s interest in her assistant Henrietta - nor
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Barbara Rogers
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Series: Regency Belles of Bath #1
Publication Date: 2/1/20
Number of Pages: 288

This was a delightful start to a new series. I loved all of the characters, especially the main characters, Anna and Samuel. There is a wonderful chemistry between them and you just know that they belong together. The story was well-written, well-plotted, and fun to read.

Annabelle (Anna) Claudia Teresa Fortini is famous – in Bath – and well – actually it is her biscuits that are famous. Her biscuit shop, Belle’s, was
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Rosie Amber
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
An Unconventional Countess is book one of the Regency Belles Of Bath historical romances.

Annabelle Fortini owns a biscuit shop in Bath where she caters for members of the aristocracy whom she secretly despises. Captain Samuel Delaney is bored, stuck on shore when he would prefer to be at sea. After a shaky start to their friendship, the pair find some interesting common ground, but there is a lot standing in the way of any future potential relationship together that they might want. See here for
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Barbara Rogers
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-read, author-arc
Series: Regency Belles of Bath #1
Publication Date: 2/1/20
Number of Pages: 288

This was a delightful start to a new series. I loved all of the characters, especially the main characters, Anna and Samuel. There is a wonderful chemistry between them and you just know that they belong together. The story was well-written, well-plotted, and fun to read.

Annabelle (Anna) Claudia Teresa Fortini is famous – in Bath – and well – actually it is her biscuits that are famous. Her biscuit shop, Belle’s, was
...more
AnnMarie
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Unconventional Countess is the first book in the new series Regency Belles of Bath by Jenni Fletcher. What a wonderful start it is!

Annabelle Fortini owns and runs a biscuit shop with her mother in beautiful Bath. Her mother is from the aristocracy but when she went against her father's wishes to marry a footman he disowned her. From that day until the present they have had no contact. It is because of that that Annabelle despises the aristocracy.

Captain Samuel Delaney joined the navy when he
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Caitlyn Lynch
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency-georgian
Biscuit shop owner Anna Fortini is fed up of having to fend off gentlemen with amorous intentions toward her pretty young assistant Henrietta. When Captain Samuel Delaney enters her shop with his friend, it’s very obvious Samuel’s only there to distract her while his friend attempts to woo Henrietta. She finds herself unwillingly intrigued by Samuel, though, especially when it becomes apparent he doesn’t approve of his friend’s actions. The story really gets going when Samuel’s grandmother comes ...more
Oriana Blyth (_head_in_a_book)
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book Review

Thank you so much Jenni Fletcher for sending me a copy of “An Unconventional Countess” in return for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Blurb

“From shopkeeper....to earls wife!

Two things are certain: Annabelle Fortini makes the best biscuits in Bath and Samuel Delaney, the charming bachelor who’s just entered her shop, is trouble! Her mother’s unfair exile from society has taught Anna aristocrats can’t be trusted. Samuel may be a famous naval hero and reluctant heir to an
...more
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: february-2020
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Julie
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a Regency romance with one immediate twist; at least two of the female characters always says what they think and follow their beliefs, whatever the consequences. It makes the men around them think and react in interesting ways. This being essentially a romance novel there is an attraction for a man who perhaps breaks the mould or at least expectations. The hero of this book is a real naval hero, veteran of Trafalgar, and show stoppingly handsome. To make him entertaining and ...more
Emma
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The first book in Jenni Fletcher’s ‘Regency Belles of Bath’ mini series is an entertaining romance with excellent characters and a highly enjoyable storyline surrounding Anna and Samuel all set against a gloriously described backdrop of Bath.
Shopkeeper Anna Fortini makes the most sought after biscuits in Bath, and Naval Captain Samuel Delaney only finds himself entering her shop to provide a distraction for his friend to talk to Anna’s assistant Henrietta, but, despite Anna’s mistrust, sparks
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Debra Martin
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Ms. Fletcher and it was an enjoyable read. The moment Captain Samuel Delaney walks into Annabelle Fortini's biscuit shop she's captivated by the handsome man. For the first time in a long while Anna is open to pursuing a relationship with Samuel. He's everything she's looking for--honorable, respectful and attentive, but when he confesses that in their first meeting he was tricking her so his friend could talk to her assistant, Anna is determined to dismiss ...more
Jane
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I started this book, I didn't know what to expect. This was an interesting story that at some points made me want to laugh out loud at the characters and their antics. Every once in awhile, the scolding that Annabella gave to the Lord was a distraction to the story. But his grandparents made up for it whenever they appeared in the story. I would recommend this book because I enjoyed reading it and didn't really want to leave the characters.
Caroline
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is a lovely little story of a slow burn romance where situations aren’t nearly as bad as they seem. These situations could lead to grave melodrama, and they do, but that’s followed by the characters stopping to consider their actions and reactions, to consider others’ point of view, and to decide to do better. It was quite lovely to watch the two leads mature throughout the story.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Rosangela
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked a lot the two MC and his grandmother. They met by accident, because neither of them would have searched the other if not by chance, but then theri lifes became bond by "fate" And "Fate" is a loving, overboarding granny.
Michelle Marie
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
I generously received an ARC for an honest review.

A sweet romance about two people who desperately do not want to ascend to the aristocracy. The heroine is a bit overzealous but it is joyful to see the two come together.

There could be more sexyness but overall it was a pleasant read.
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Categories
Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Regency Romance
Miniseries
Regency Belles of Bath
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Miniseries
Regency Belles of Bath
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