A Scandalous Countess

A Scandalous Countess

Jo Beverley / Oct 17, 2019

A Scandalous Countess Lady May is back And so is the scandal that sent her tumbling from her position as the toast of London when her husband the Earl of Maybury was killed in a duel Even a year of mourning hasn t quiet

  • Title: A Scandalous Countess
  • Author: Jo Beverley
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  • Page: 336
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  • Lady May is back And so is the scandal that sent her tumbling from her position as the toast of London, when her husband, the Earl of Maybury, was killed in a duel Even a year of mourning hasn t quieted the rumors of her infidelity.Georgia Maybury is determined to regain her position in the beau monde, but a scarred ex naval officer threatens her plans

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        Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK At the age of eleven she went to an all girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her future husband, Ken Beverley After graduation, they married on June 24, 1971 She quickly attained a position as a youth employment officer until 1976, working first in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, and then in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.In 1976, her scientist husband was invited to do post doctoral research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada When her professional qualifications proved not to be usable in the Canadian labour market, and she grew up their two sons and started to write her first romances.Moved to Ottawa, in 1985 she became a founding member of the Ottawa Romance Writers Association, that her nurturing community for the next twelve years The same year, she completed a regency romance, but it was promptly rejected by a number of publishers, and she settled earnestly to learning the craft In 1988, it sold to Walker, and was published as Lord Wraybourne s Betrothed She regularly appears on bestseller lists including the USA Today overall bestseller list, the New York Times, and and the Publishers Weekly list She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Golden Leaf, the Award of Excellence, the National Readers Choice, and a two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times She is also a five time winner of the RITA, the top award of the Romance Writers Of America, and a member of their Hall of Fame and Honor Roll.Jo Beverley passed away on May 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.


    106 Comments

    1. This book wasn't bad, but it wasn't outstanding, either. It's not quite as stand-alone as the previous, but it's close. The only character really in both is Georgia's brother (can't wait for his book next!) and you really don't need to know the details of what he was doing up north, off-stage, so you can easily start here in the series if you like—though I question why you'd want toMost of my engagement with this book was based on Dracy (and yes, my mind does want to read that as Darcy). He's [...]


    2. Very good book. At the beginning, I didn't care much for Georgia. She was selfish and spoiled, and intent only on finding a new husband that would keep her in style. I did like Dracy from the beginning. He was determined to bring his estate back from ruin, and had a plan to make it happen. When Georgia's father comes to him and offers his daughter in marriage, he is tempted. Not just for the money, but for Georgia herself. Georgia has been tasked by her parents to help Dracy fit in - she knows n [...]


    3. For nostalgia's sake and because I sorta liked the hero, I upped this from 1 to 2 stars. I have loved so many of Jo Beverley's books. Especially the earlier Mallorens. This one didn't capture me. At all. I seriously disliked the heroine from the beginning. I kept reading. I actually enjoyed the hero and was disappointed when I reached page 134 and realized I didn't like him enough to endure anymore of Lady May's arrogant blabbering. Here is what did me in:Lord Dracy is taken aback by her beauty [...]


    4. Georgia was 16 when she married her childhood friend Dickon, Earl of Maybury. She’s become the darling of the beau monde (the male half, at least), known for her daring and flirtatious ways. She’s true to her husband, though, who adored being the envy of his pals. In one fatal morning, now 20-year-old Georgia is widowed and the new earl drop-kicks her and her dowry back to her father, the Earl of Hernescroft. It's whispered that the fatal duel was fought over her. She retires to her father's [...]


    5. In 1763, England passed a law fixing the minimum age for marriage at 16, with parental consent needed for anyone under 21. During the Georgian Period, the average age of marriage was 27. Teenage brides were anomalous. One can understand why when reading Jo Beverley’s latest novel, A Scandalous Countess. Her heroine, Georgia, is just twenty and after almost three years of marriage, a widow.Georgie was an immature bride — she was wed to a neighbor three years her senior when she was 16 — and [...]


    6. I'll go out on a limb and say this is more like 4 1/2* -- Jo Beverley is back in fine form. I checked off the cabin-romance and road-trip-romance shelves because once Dracy and Georgia met, they really weren't separated again. Lots of echoes of Beverley's I've liked, like another widow that was very popular with the ton (Skylark). The tension between a daughter and her powerful parents reminded me of Hazard. A Scandalous Countess was so enjoyable, I'd like to go back and read the book that prece [...]


    7. Román začína spomínanými dostihmi koní. Dracy si brúsi zuby na krásnu kobylku Fancy Free. Po tom, ako sa vrátil z námorníctva, by si chcel založiť chovnú stanicu. Týmto spôsobom by chcel zarobiť peniaze, ktoré by mohol investovať aj na úpravu chátrajúceho sídla, ktoré mu bolo zverené do starostlivosti. Jeho kobylka Cartagena dostihy s Fancy Free skutočne vyhrá, no lord Hernescroft ani najmenej netúži rozlúčiť sa s takým skvelým koňom. Rozhodne sa ponúknuť Dar [...]


    8. I am a bit surprised to note there are fair number of lukewarm comments on this one. Personally I enjoyed it very much. I liked the way the heroine discovered herself caught up in what had really been a bit of a lark - flirting and pushing boundaries, but with the understanding of her husband - and the boundaries never truly crossed. Then, because of a seemingly senseless duel, she finds herself having to shoulder the consequences of her overly playful behavior. It's not fair, but she proves sur [...]


    9. This is Malloren World Number 12. I missed this one when I first found An Unlikely Countess and met Perry Perriam in a the role of trusted friend to Cate. That was nearly a year ago. I have now found the whole Malloren series and are reading them in order. I have the opportunity to read these three books in the proper order with the entire series. Yes, I do re-read books. So many lovely little details! Perry is here in this story as the brother of the Scandalous Countess. He is of great assistan [...]


    10. What I love about Jo Beverley's writing is the way she incorporates historical detail into the story - it's so richly drawn and yet she doesn't do info-dropping. I thought this was a realistic romance - Georgia and Dracy really worked as a couple and the way they worked out the obstacles to their HEA was believable. I admit to thinking the villain was a bit OTT, though. And because I'm a Malloren fangirl, I did like the cameos by the Mallorens - especially Rothgar.


    11. I couldn't relate or care about either of the main characters. I didn't believe the family, the setup, or the people. Skip this one, folks.





    12. I reviewed this book for Night Owl Reviews - Rated 4.75 Stars Lady May returns!Falling from her position as the “toast” of Georgian society because of her husband’s death has been hard for Georgia, the Countess of Maybury. Even a year of mourning hasn’t silenced the rumors that her infidelity led to her husband’s death in a duel. It’s a scandal that doesn’t want to go away.While Georgia has plans to regain her footing in the beau monde, Lord Dracy has plans to restore Dracy Manor t [...]


    13. #12 in the series. Not the best in the series but I liked the hero better than the heroine. I'm enjoying the way Beverly overlaps and joins the storylines and characters from one story to the next.-- Karen, Merrillville Branch


    14. No es de los que más me han gustado de la serie, es cierto, que la autora toca una situación un poco especial. Una viuda de 20 años sin hijos.Creo que el problema es que esta serie me ha encantado y este no es tan top


    15. very nice. really nice slow grow from initial attraction to well thought out dedication between the hero / heroine Dracy / Lady Georgia Maybury. very tangential to Mallorens; a stand-alone essentially.


    16. 2 1/2 stars maybe. This book was too long. About a third of it could have been cut out. Yet for all its length, it lacked enough characterization for me. I felt like the book was more about the scandal than the romance. Georgia is very young, and in some ways very innocent, and I sympathized with her but the truth is we don't know much about her. She's described as flighty several times (although I don't really see that), she's pretty and a bit of a flirt (which is viewed as bad, although let's [...]


    17. I actually rate this about a 3.75, but since it's not an option I round up.Great writing and world building as usual, but not my favorite heroine. While I thought she was a well developed character it was hard to really sympathize with her. At times she could come off us superficial and thoughtless, which I do recognize as a plot driver. However, this made it difficult to really like her in the 1st half of the book.As the story progresses she matures and becomes a more sympathetic character albe [...]


    18. I was surprised to see that so many other readers disliked the heroine. I liked her very much. Yes, she likes a frivolous life, but she's very young (just 19 when the book opens) and doesn't have much choice as to what to do with herself. The only roles acceptable for an aristocratic young woman in the 1760s were mother and social butterfly. Georgia can't conceive, so she becomes a flighty society figure. But most important, she knows she's leading a shallow life. That's what I like best about h [...]


    19. Lady May really pissed me off.She actually really didn't change. And I felt like our hero had valid reasons for not marrying her and probably should not have.With that being said, the story line goes something like this :Lady May is married to her young lover, they're a bit "trendy" aka they are comfortable with the other one either cozying it up with another partner at a ball, or spending all night out and rarely have meaningful conversations.Unfortunately we start the book of with Lady May los [...]


    20. grrrr hate when that happens - I had the review all typed out, hit the wrong key, and mysteriously the screen went back two pages and lost all my typing. Too lazy to re-type. Suffice it to say: I liked but did not love this book. There is a certain detachment and formality to it that kept me from being drawn in. The big reveal towards the end had been blindingly obvious for hundreds of pages.Plot summary: Lady May (widow of Lord Maybury, killed in a duel) has finished her year of mourning, and h [...]


    21. A solid 3 star. An enjoyable, if slightly dull read. Dull meaning it felt like I read it before with some slight alterations. I really liked Dracy. He's a sinister looking man, with his badly scarred side of his face from combat on a war ship. He's really a nice guy who's low on cash, trying to build up his run down estate.Georgia is another story. She's likable, but very young to be already widowed at 19. She's high spirited, which ALWAYS gets her in trouble & she has to learn a lesson at l [...]


    22. As others have noted, this book is nowhere near the quality of the earlier Malloren novels. A couple of the illustrious family members are brought in to keep the claim, "A New Novel in the Malloren World," from being false advertising. This may seem an uncharitable sentiment on my part, sorry.The villain was not a surprise, and it seemed a real shame to kill off the nice young man at the beginning of the story. Of course, both he and his teen wife were naive and ought not to have been married an [...]


    23. Lovely, lovely read. Hero to die for and a delightful heroine who grows from a carefree, careless hoyden into a much wiser woman over the course of the story. Yes, the villain is pretty obvious fairly soon into the story, but the author had the sense to grant some intelligence to her characters, who also figure out what's going on well before the end of the book. However, they still have to deal with the problem, so the remainder of the book revolves around that (and the romance itself, of cours [...]


    24. I am not sure I can stand to read the rest of the book about Georgia. Despite the author trying to convince the reader there is more to her than shallow fluff, I haven't seen if yet. I do like Dracy tho, can't wait to see more (literally!) of him. Also, for about the last 3-4 Malloren books, Jo B. has really had a bee in her bonnet about women's rights in the 18th century. Not something we can fix retroactively, unfortunately.Finished the book. Figured out the villain way too early. Plot very re [...]


    25. It has been recommended that this series be read in order. I always read a series in order. Almost always. I accidentally read Secrets Of The Night (Malloren, #4) first. Then, I picked this one up intending to read just a few pages to see what it was like and ended up finishing it.The series is called "Malloren and Friends." This book was part of the "and Friends. The Mallorens only appeared at a few social functions and so it was not necessary to have read their stories first. The growth of the [...]


    26. I usually enjoy all books by this author but this time around I couldn't warm up to the heroine. I tried to like her but she was shallow, without any real thought in her head. Even she tried to be kind and act with heart, it felt more like an act.No, I couldn't like her at all which made enjoying the book kind of hard. I did adore her hero. He was, as always, a very excellent character.I would still recommend to buy this book because she is a good author who spins a good tale. But from all her b [...]


    27. While I love Jo Beverley exceedingly (everyone knows this), her last few books have been faltering. Especially in the character development department. And while I could have done with a bit more backstory on Dracy, my biggest complaint about this book is that Dracy (spelling-wise) looks a lot like Darcy, and I kept misreading it. While I did figure out the villain pretty early on, this book didn't really rely on being a mystery, so it didn't matter much.At any rate, Jo Beverley is back in top f [...]


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