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Tuesday, 1 September 2015


Counterfeit Countess
by Cheryl Bolen
Series: Brazen Brides, #1
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Harper & Appleton
Cover Designer: Dar Albert
Release Date: September 1, 2015

Maggie thought she was married to an earl . . . but it seems that her late and unlamented husband lied to her from the day they met. Now—penniless and stranded in London—she has thrown herself  on the mercy of the real Lord Warwick. What's a counterfeit countess to do?

Edward, the Earl of Warwick, desires only to get rid of the beautiful woman who arrived at his house with no less than fourteen trunks, a younger sister, a maid, and a very large cat. Her preposterous explanation is of no importance—but her late husband held the clue to the identity of England's greatest traitor, a clue the Foreign Service must get at any cost. Edward will have to guard her night and day—but he cannot guard his heart.

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What is a lady supposed to do when she learns the man she marries is not whom he she was told but she saw his final death when he jumped to his demise.

She finds herself in London with her younger unmarried sister penniless.  She thought she married an Earl but it was a case of stolen identity.  A traitor to England with a title that belong to someone else, she is thought to be a spy.

Maggie finds herself at the home of the new Earl’s home who she does not of his existence.  Figure she could pass off at being the current Countess since his death is not known.  She is surprise to find the earl is in residence and screams when she finds him in bed.

The real Lord of Warwick is surprised by the ladies presence and is not quite sure what to do.  He is told to protect her as she might know secrets of her husband.  The following day burglars stole only her husband few belongings and ransacking her and sister belongings.  He realizes she is in danger and an acquaintance of her husband is found the next day.

Along the way despite mistrust, the two of them become close.  Despite him having a young lady that he has given his intentions.   A moment of giving into their attraction leads them to fall further in love but they will deny their feelings for others.  Will they admit their feelings before their lives are in peril or will they have to face losing each other before they admit their feelings?   This is another winner by Cheryl Bolen.

Cheryl Bolen is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of over 20 romances, both historical and contemporary mystery. Many of her books have placed in contests, including the Daphne du Maurier (romantic suspense) and have been translated into ten languages. She was Notable New Author in 1999. In 2006 she won the Holt Medallion, Best Historical, and in 2012 she won Best Historical in the International Digital Awards and she's had four other titles place in that competition. Her 2011 Christmas novella was named Best Novella in the Romance Through the Ages. She invites readers to, or her blog, or Facebook at

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