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by Adrienne Basso

ePub The Christmas Countess download
Author:
Adrienne Basso
ISBN13:
978-1607511113
ISBN:
1607511118
Publisher:
Zebra (2008)
Category:
Subcategory:
Historical
ePub file:
1688 kb
Fb2 file:
1939 kb
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Rating:
4.2
Votes:
789

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Books by Adrienne Basso. The christmas countess. Published by Zebra Books. Kensington Publishing Corp.

Six years ago, Rebecca Tremaine, the daughter of a vicar, became pregnant by her fiancé.

Nice Christmas read - engaging story. com User, December 27, 2008. It had a wonderful atmosphere and the setting at a Christmas house party in early Victorian England was well done.

The Christmas Countess book. I really like the way Adrienne Basso writes her love stories. The Christmas Countess" is a heartwarming Christmas story about a woman and a man who rediscover love. They strike the right balance (for me) between light and dark-not frothy, but not heavy either. Rebecca has suffered for anticipating her vows. She still suffers dreams of her dead baby, even after six years have passed. Then, when her father dies, she discovers those she loved most deceived her.

Praise for Adrienne Basso's The Christmas Heiress. In her latest sinfully sensual historical, Basso neatly blends beautifully nuanced characters with a plot rich in Christmas cheer. Historical Fiction Historical Romance Romance. Books related to The Christmas Countess.

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Used availability for Adrienne Basso's The Christmas Countess. January 2008 : USA Hardback. October 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

Adrienne Basso crafts a spellbinding tale of suspense, mystery, and unexpected passion among the elegant salons and ballrooms of Regency England.

  • I enjoyed reading this story and although it started out with some edge to it (unwed Rebecca and her brother Daniel confront Cameron about his `daughter' Lily, who is actually Rebecca's biological daughter thought to be still born), about half way through it turned into more a pastoral romance then what I was expecting. I was waiting for more intrigue and conflict with Rebecca's secret of being Lily's real mother. I was looking for a villain or source of external tension, but what I read was the budding romance of Rebecca and Cameron, and her growing relationship with Lily. I was able to relate to her frustration and fears about continuing a relationship with Lily as well as her growing love for Cameron. It was a VERY pleasant read. I also enjoyed the secondary story of Rebecca's brother, Daniel, and his romance with Charlotte. I thought the scene between Daniel and Cameron as Daniel asks for Charlotte's hand was beautifully written and had a lot of charm and humor.

    This story wasn't what I expected but I will be reading many more of Ms. Basso's work!

  • Light reading but most enjoyable ,Arrienne has a way with making it a merry Christmas for all. I look forward to more stories

  • Fun Reading like all Adrienne Basso Books. It Romantic and give you surprises every so often. Don't miss this great book.

  • I would recommend this book for all those who would like to catch a bit of Christmas spirit!!! Wonderful read!!!!

  • While sorting her father's papers to settle his estate, Rebecca Tremaine learns that the baby she delivered stillborn is actually alive. Her family lied to her about the birth of her baby to spare the family the scandal of her unwed pregnancy. Her Aunt Mildred arranged for her baby to be raised by the Earl of Hampton who had recently lost a baby to miscarraige.

    After learning of their parents' duplicity, Daniel Tremaine (Rebecca's brother) arranges to speak with Cameron Sinclair, the Earl of Hampton to discuss a meeting between Rebecca and the Earl's adopted daughter Lily.

    Shortly after adopting Rebecca's baby, Cameron's beloved wife died from a long illness. He was forced to raise Lily by himself the past three years. Even though he is angry at Rebecca's intrusion into his life, Cameron decides to invite them to his country home for the Christmas holidays. There are usually thirty guests in his home, and this will give Rebecca time to observe Lily under Cameron's close supervision.

    As Rebecca joins the Christmas celebrations, she is able to get to know her daughter. To her dismay, she learns that her daughter is terribly spoiled by her father. Rebecca and Cameron continually disagree about his methods of raising Lily, but their arguments only serve to spark the romance growing between them. Their passionate exchanges lead to a burgeoning love affair surrounded by the joy and celebration of the Christmas season.

    Adrienne Basso's THE CHRISTMAS COUNTESS is wonderful! It is passionate and funny while showcasing the best of the Christmas holiday's goodwill. The sprit of the Christmas season comes alive with Cameron and Rebecca's romance in this delightful novel. I read it one sitting, and plan to run out and get the rest of Basso's novels! This is a must for all readers!

  • Others have summed up the plot so here are a few comments about this story. I've never encountered the author before but somehow came across this title and ordered it to read during the holidays. It had a wonderful atmosphere and the setting at a Christmas house party in early Victorian England was well done. I liked all of the characters and actually enjoyed the secondary romance between Charlotte and Daniel more than the main one. However, Rebecca and Cameron's story was well drawn and moved at exactly the right pace. The fact that Rebecca had anticipated her wedding vows with her first fiance was believeable and I had a real sense of sympathy for her in her sad loss on his death. Cameron, as a widower, has made nearly a full recovery from his loss and now needs to go forward into a new relationship.

    Here is what kept this from being a 5 star read: I really did not like Lily - partly her behaviour resulted from her upbringing but I could not warm to her at all. And, secondly, although the sexual scenes between Rebecca and Cameron were well done, I was jerked out of the flow by the use of extremely generic anatomical terms that seemed out of kilter with the sense of love and passion between the main characters and the general tone of the story. I thought this could have been handled better.

    Overall, I would recommend this as a very engrossing and rewarding read. I don't rate it as a keeper but I am intrigued to read more by the author.

  • Instead of grieving her father's death, Rebecca Tremaine is irate to discover the lie he perpetrated on her even if logically she knows he did it for her own good and that of her child. She thought her daughter died, but instead learns that the Earl of Hampton and his wife adopted her six years ago.

    Widower Cameron Sinclair has loved his little Lily from the moment he first held her. He wants to tell Rebecca she can't see her daughter because Lily comes first and he fears the harm the biological mother could do to his beloved spoiled daughter. However, he end up reluctantly agreeing.. To his shock, Rebecca brings an upbeat positive light to the household although she is concerned about Lily's impish behavior; the child is a handful as she has her daddy wrapped around her tiny fingers. As she and Cameron fall in love, each believes this may prove the greatest Christmas of them all; but both understand Lily comes first.

    This is an engaging historical holiday romance with an upbeat tone to the plot. The three prime players come across as genuine with the adults needing to move beyond their respective ghosts of Christmas past if they are to share the joys of Christmas future with the rascally matchmaking Lily.

    Harriet Klausner