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The Countess (Madison Sisters, Bk 1)
The Countess - Madison Sisters, Bk 1
Author: Lynsay Sands
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 Christiana decides to put him on ice ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061963049
ISBN-10: 0061963046
Publication Date: 2/1/2011
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 188 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed The Countess (Madison Sisters, Bk 1) on + 50 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Not so much of the Sands humor I so dearly love, don't got me wrong parts will have you lol just with a different type of funny. Regardless this story is irresistible it will suck you in and keep you flipping the pages =) I won't give it away but I loved the ending I didn't see that coming at all & I so thought I knew who the killer was..Can't wait for the next book I absolutely love the H/H already and can't wait to read there story.
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Helpful Score: 4
I just flew through this book, it is just stinking hilarious! It was so hard not to laugh so loud because it was always in the early AM when I read this but... it could't be helped. It truly is laugh out loud funny.

The whole moving around of George's body, priceless! This will defenitely be one of those books I'll read again and again and again. A must read for any Historical Romance lover.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next book in the series. Lynsay Sands doesn't disappoint and makes you laugh out loud.
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Helpful Score: 1
The first in a series of the Madison Sisters. I really liked this story. There were unanswered questions from the start and even now, as I await the next installment, I still am wondering what will happen next.

The first of three sisters, Christiana is tricked into marriage to a horrible man who surprisingly enough has a twin brother covieniently returned from the Americas after supposedly being killed and having his identity stolen.

The twins were polar opposites and now the heroine finds herself "married" to a kind and gentle version of what she had. The chemistry between the two isn't exactly as I would have liked. I think the relationship could've developed a little slower, but if that's a trade off for actually not knowing what was going to happen next in the plot, I'm for it :)

Definate recommended read. Looking forward to Suzette's story in the next book, "The Heiress".
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Helpful Score: 1
A screwball comedy. That is what is book is. It is a light, fluffy, easy read that I couldn't put down. The body moving scenes were hysterical, and the rest of the plot just flowed so well. There were no heavy emotional, serious scenes with intense drama, and the book didn't need them. It is a great way to spend an afternoon. At the end of the book, I was left with a smile on my face, and wishing Suzette and Daniel's story was out already.
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This book was a good book. I read this one and the second book in the series and Lynsay Sands is a good author. I would enjoy reading more of her books.
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Christiana has been married to who she thought was Richard Fairgrave, the Earl of Radnor for the past year. The year has been filled with so much emotional abuse that she is just a shell of the free spirit she once was. One day her sisters show up and tell her that their father has once again gambled away all their money and that Suzette needs to find a husband quick so that she can tap into her dower to save them from ruin. Unfortunately, Richard dies (poisoned by someone) before they can put in motion any plans. Now the sisters have to try and hide the body so that they don't have to go into mourning for a year. I never laughed so hard!

Now enter the real Richard Fairgrave! His twin brother, George, had thought he killed him and then he took over his life. Richard escaped and now has returned to seek his revenge...only to find out George is dead! Kind of puts a crimp in his revenge plans. He also finds out that he is married to Christiana. Bonus! Richard's best friend Daniel convinces him to just step into George's shoes to avoid scandal on Christiana and her sisters. Now it is their turn to figure out what to do with the body!

When the real Richard Fairgrave shows up at the ball that the girls are attending, they are besides themselves thinking he has come back from the dead! Early on Richard reveals to Christiana who he really is and together they try to figure out how to avoid scandal and find out who has killed George. At the same time, they are growing closer to each other and eventually give into their own temptation...:)

This book had me laughing out loud many times! I have been a fan of Lynsay Sands for a long time and have enjoyed her Argeneau and Rogue Hunter series immensely. Her historical romance books are just as good. There are several things going on at once in this book and the interactions between the characters are wicked fun! Even to just read this book to see how many times George's body is moved is worth it! It also sets up for Ms. Sands next book The Heiress which features Richard's friend Daniel and Christiana's sister Suzette. Can't wait!