The Countess by Lynsay Sands

Pages: 371

Published: 25th January 2011

Publisher: Avon

Series: Madison Series, #1

Format: Paperback

Started: 25th June 2019

Finished: 1st July 2019



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.

After reading Lynsay Sands Highlander series, I brought this book on a whim. I have not read a lot of Regency novels – maybe a handful – but when i saw the gorgeous cover and read the blurb, I knew I wanted to read this book immediately.

It was a very witty and often humorous read. There was the typical cliches of a Historical Romance- the Misunderstandings and assumptions between Hero and Heroine. BUT there’s a murder to solve and a new husband to get aquatinted to.

The Relationship between Christiana and Richard was great to read. It was passionate, and spicy, definitely worth the reading if you worry about the chase-ness of some Regency Novels.

Lynsay Sands has a brilliant writing style that blends hot Romance, and intrigue beautifully. It was an entertaining read, which kept me guessing till the end.


LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Visit her official website at

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