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Publisher's Summary

The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after....

Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened....

Until the real earl appears. Richard Fairgrave had every intention of confronting his villainous twin who had robbed him of his name and title - only to discover that he had died. Quietly assuming his identity, Richard must now deal with a maddening desire for his ravishing inherited "wife" - certainly a gold digger and possibly a murderess. And Christiana must deal with an unwanted new "husband"... and they both must figure out what to do before the ice melts!

©2011 Lynsay Sands (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Frances
  • valley stream, NY, United States
  • 02-15-13

victorian weekend at bernies

What did you love best about The Countess?

she was feisty and funny

What other book might you compare The Countess to and why?

closest thing i can compare it to is weekend at bernies. i was laughing out loud and people were looking at me funny in the doctors office/

What about Sarah Coomes’s performance did you like?

she did a really good job

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it made me laugh

Any additional comments?

loved it would really like to hear more books in this vein from lynsey.

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CHarming historical romance

I enjoyed this book. It was very charming and more then I expected. When I saw the plot I wasn't sure I would be into it but it entertains through and through. I loved the narration but I love anything in an English accent. Her male voices could have been better but overall it was great.

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Hilarious!

Funniest quote: "Here lies George Caanan Fairgrave. Thank God he's dead. Amen."
"That works for me. Short, sweet, and honest."

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  • Erica
  • Spring Hill, TN, United States
  • 05-10-12

Great narration for a good book.

Have you listened to any of Sarah Coomes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Sarah Coomes's narration was excellent. A good book can be ruined by a bad narrator, but thankfully, this was not the case.

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  • J-9
  • Cary, NC, United States
  • 04-25-12

Loved it!!!

What made the experience of listening to The Countess the most enjoyable?

The fact that I laughed out loud several times made this book very enjoyable. The story was very good and I liked the narrator. I thought the narrator did a good job with the Madison sister's although I think she almost gave them a speech impediment when saying their "R's".

Which character – as performed by Sarah Coomes – was your favorite?

I liked all but her characterization of Daniel. I thought the voice she gave him was a little weird.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I laughed out loud when Christiana was trying to see the strawberry on Richard's behind and he shuffled across the room to the window with his family jewels hanging below his waist coat.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to listen to the next in the series. I'm starting it next.

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  • Joie
  • California
  • 02-24-12

Tickles My Funnybone

I enjoy Lynsay Sands for her great sense of humor. In "The Countess." Lynsay didn't disappoint. She managed to inject quite a lot of fun in this book from beginning to end.

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What a fun romp!

This is one book I listen to over and over. It is such a fun story and a comedy of errors all the way through. If you are feeling just a little sad, listen to this book and it will perk you right up. Loved it!

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The Countess

This is my first Lynsay Sands book and I loved it. Loved the story and the characters. Sarah Coomes did a great job narrating the story. Looking forward to my next L Sands book.

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  • sheila
  • WEST HARRISON, IN, United States
  • 10-01-11

The Countess

This is my first Lynsay Sands book and I loved it. Loved the story and the characters. Sarah Coomes did a great job narrating the story. Looking forward to my next L Sands book.

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Enjoyable

was the first audio book for me, and no disappointment. Story is well written as well as read, though i did regretted of not getting an actual book. I'd love to find more books like this one to enjoy