Countess by Coincidence
by Cheryl Bolen
Series: House of Haverstock, #3
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2015
To extricate himself from financial difficulties, John Beauclerc, the Earl of Finchley, concocts a scheme to marry a stranger who's answered his advertisement. He'll show his grandmother! That lady’s withholding money until he can demonstrate more maturity and less scandalous behavior. At six and twenty, the last thing he wants is to settle down. He goes to the church at St. George's Hanover Square to wed Miss Margaret Ponsby of Windsor, send her on her way with £100, and continue to pursue wine, women and faro with his fun-seeking friends.
After the ceremony, he realizes he's married the wrong woman. Miss Margaret Ponsby of Windsor obviously thought the wedding was to occur at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. Lady Margaret Ponsby was at St. George's in London. How can he extricate himself from this wretched marriage—a marriage over which his grandmother is ecstatic?
If only Lady Margaret Ponsby weren't so shy. When the lanky young (though most disreputable) earl she's worshipped from afar for as long as she could remember asks her to move to the church's altar with him, she's powerless to decline. Even after a wedding ceremony begins, she still remains mute. She must be standing in for Lord Finchley's true bride. But once she realizes she really is married to Lord Finchley, she determines to do everything in her power to make this a dream marriage. Even if it means imitating her clever, talkative sister.
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What happens when two people end up getting married by accident and neither wanted to fall in love.
John Beauclerc, the Earl of Finchley, finds himself placing an advertisement to get marry to appease his grandmother. He needs to show her that he is responsible and has change his scandalous ways so he can inherit his money. John does not want to marry but he knows he must for his sake. So he meets up at St. George's Hanover Square to wed a Miss Margaret Ponsby of Windsor, as he plans to send her on her way with £100, and continue his lascivious lifestyle.
After the vows, he realized that he married the wrong person with the same name but in the wrong church. Now he has a new problem, how to get out this marriage which his grandmother approves and happens to be neighbors.
Lady Margaret Ponsby finds herself at the altar but she is too shy and shock to speak up as she ends up marrying him. But once she realizes that she did marry him, she decides she will do everything in her power to keep him.
Can these two unlikely souls find away to be together as they find themselves falling in love with each other? A mix up with happy ending.
Book 1: Lady By Chance
Book 2: Duchess By Mistake
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