Book Reviews of The Countess

The Countess
The Countess
Author: Catherine Coulter
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451198501
ISBN-10: 0451198506
Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Pages: 405
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 171 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is more suspense than the typical historical romance that I'm accustomed to. Even so, it's a great story - I couldn't put it down!
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Pretty normal for Coulter.
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I heard it was one of Catherine's first novels. I enjoyed it, but you can see how much she has improved as a writer. Still kicked butt, since gothics are sooo my thing.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! I think it is my favorite Coulter book so far. I really liked that it was written in first person.
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fun, fasted paced. easy read. andy is a very sheltered young woman and decided to may out of convience instead of love, but right around the corner is the love she never knew she wanted.
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Reissue of Coulter's first published works. Originally titled The Autumn Countess, published in 1978. Extensively rewitten and added to.
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A strange start but a very good book overall. I really enjoyed it!
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Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Gothic heroine, isn't a destitute governess. She's young, rich, and toothsome, and she adores her Dandie Dinmont terrier, George. However, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting mister right, marrying, and living happily ever after. Go figure.

She strikes a bargain with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earls nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.

But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?
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Gothic mystery and love story. Not really my cup of tea, but my Mom gave it to me.
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This called a Regency Series; There are 4 other Books
Love the suspense in all my books that I READ!!!!
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Come on. This book is great. This book is filled with laughter and love. People in this book care about each other. I dare you to give this book a try. The beginning might be a little slow, but the book is really interesting from the middle to the end. Take the risk to read this book.
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A true Gothic romance in form, texture and content!

"Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Gothic heroine, isn't a destitute governess. She's young, rich, and toothsome, and adores her Danie Dinmont terrier, George. However, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting Mr. Right, marrying, and living happily ever after. Go figure.

She strikes a bargain with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.

But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?"
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This gothic regency is an updated revision of Catherine Coulter's first novel ... "The Autumn Countess."
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Coulter has rewritten her very first novel in 1979--formerly called "The Autumn Countess"--to make it more Gothic in form and content, including using the first-person narration in the classic Gothic style. The young heroine in this story agrees to marry an older widowed earl, only to fall in love with his nephew.
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Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Gothic heroine, isn't a destitute governess. She's young, rich, and toothsome, and adores her Dandie Dinmont terrior, George. However, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting Mr. Right, marrying, and living happily ever after. Go figure.
She strikes a bargain with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.
But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?

One of those novels that keep you reading not wanting to put the book down.
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Coulter's first published book.
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Another good gothic novel by Catherine Coulter.
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Great Read. I'd recommened it to anyone who enjoys reading CC books.
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Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Gothic herione, isn't a destitiute governess. She's young, rich, and toothesome, and adores her Danie Dinmont terrier, George. Hoever, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting Mr. Right, marrying, and living happily ever after. Go figure.
She strikes a bargin with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.
But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?
I read this book so long ago that I don't remember it much. I do so love all of Catherine Coulter books though.
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Andrea Jameson is young, rich, and toothsome, and adores her Dandie Dinmont terrier, George. However, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting Mr. Right, marrying, and living happily ever after.

She strikes a bargain with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.

But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?
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Great book, great author
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This is Catherine Coulter's first very first novel. It is rewritten from its first publication in 1978.

Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Gothic heroine, isn't a destitute governess. She's young, rich, and toothsome, and adores her Dandie Dinmont terrier, George. However, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting Mr. Right, marrying, and living happily ever after. Go figure.
She strikes a bargain with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.
But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?
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Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Gothic heroine, isn't a destitute governess. She's young, rich, and toothsome, and adores her Dandie Dinmont terrier, George. However, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting Mr. Right, marrying, and living happily ever after. Go figure.
She strikes a bargain with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfeftly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.
But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?
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The Countess was Catherine Coulter's first novel, published in 1978 under the title "The Autumn Countess". At that amazingly young age, she still realized that she should write about something she knew. Since she had grown up reading Georgette Heyer and her master's degree was in 19th century European history, it wasn't much of a mental stretch - a Regency romance....sort of.

As it turned out, "The Autumn Countess" danced into the bookstores not as a Regency, but as a Gothic masquerading as a Regency. She has rewritten the novel extensively to make it even more unabashedly Gothic in form, texture, and content, including use of the first-person narration in the classic Gothic style.

Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Gothic heroine, isn't a destitute governess. She's young, rich, and toothsome, and adores her Dandie Dinmont terrier, George. However, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting Mr. Right, marrying, and living happily ever after..Go figure.

She strikes a bargain with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.

But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?
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Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Gothic heroine, isn't a destitute governess. She's young, rich, and toothsome, and adores her Dandie Dinmont terrier, George. However, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting Mr. Right, marrying, and living happily ever after. Go figure.
She strikes a bargain with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.
But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?