Counterfeit Countess: Brazen Brides, Book 1

· Brazen Brides Book 1 · Harper & Appleton
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 Daphne du Maurier award finalist for Best Historical Mystery

“This story is full of romance and suspense. . . No one can resist a novel written by Cheryl Bolen. Her writing talents charm all readers. Highly recommended reading! 5 stars!” – Huntress Reviews

 “Bolen pens a sparkling tale, and readers will adore her feisty heroine, the arrogant, honorable Warwick and a wonderful cast of supporting characters.” – RT Book Reviews

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Maggie thought she was married to an earl . . . but it seems that her late and unlamented husband lied to her from the day they met. Now—penniless and stranded in London—she has thrown herself  on the mercy of the real Lord Warwick. What's a counterfeit countess to do?

Edward, the Earl of Warwick, desires only to get rid of the beautiful woman who arrived at his house with no less than fourteen trunks, a younger sister, a maid, and a very large cat. Her preposterous explanation is of no importance—but her late husband held the clue to the identity of England's greatest traitor, a clue the Foreign Service must get at any cost. Edward will have to guard her night and day—but he cannot guard his heart.

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Mizzle Moonglade
June 15, 2021
So funny and so romantic and sensual. I was laughing through the entire book, and the building tension kept me breathless with anticipation. I liked that this heroine is different from others in the historical romance genre.. Brazen really does define her. Their interactions (sensual and otherwise) were so enjoyable. At first I disliked the whole Fiona/Edward thing because he really did love her at one point, but was glad when he finally came to his senses and that part of his life was over. I was only too glad when we had finally seen the last of Fiona in this book, but I realize now that I had already read her story (book 2) quite a while ago and enjoyed it immensely. If I hadn't already, I probably wouldn't bother; but putting aside this whole debacle, it really is a great book as well.
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Noreen Rucinski
April 14, 2021
Cheryl Bolen amazing books have all had clever storylines. The characters are witty, stimulating and often, make you fall in love with them! It is not an easy achievement to totally transport the reader to timeline and world of yesteryear, but Ms.Bolen melds our minds to invision and feel the stories. I can see the ballrooms, the countryside, as well as each of the people she creates with my minds eye! I can feel the drama as it unfolds and always thrilled at the twists and plots. I would purchase (and I am), all of Ms. Bolens book treasures.
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Katherine Duchette
March 29, 2016
What a wonderful adventure! A strong, sexy, but vulnerable American widow in London meets a pig-headed peer of England and the fur begins flying immediately, but first they must partner to find answers to a dangerous mystery while wading through various offers of marriage.
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About the author

Cheryl Bolen is a former journalist and English teacher turned author with her first book in 1997, A Duke Deceived. Since then she has published over 20 books. She has made the New York Times and USA Today Best Seller Lists several times. She has earned several awards for her writing such as: Second Place Best Short Historical Novel 2015 International Digital Awards, Winner Best Historical Novel 2012 International Digital Awards, and First Place Best Short Historical, Holt Medallion Contest 2006.

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