The Countess

The Countess Driven from her late husband s estate Countess Eglantine de Crevy fled to wildest Scotland to claim a castle only to find a ruin and a clan chieftain standing guard Kinbeath was hers she declared

  • Title: The Countess
  • Author: Claire Delacroix
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  • Page: 228
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  • Driven from her late husband s estate, Countess Eglantine de Crevy fled to wildest Scotland to claim a castle, only to find a ruin and a clan chieftain standing guard Kinbeath was hers, she declared, vowing to rebuild the manor and launch a bride quest so her daughters could marry for love But Duncan MacLaren had devised a bride quest of his own, swearing to win the lanDriven from her late husband s estate, Countess Eglantine de Crevy fled to wildest Scotland to claim a castle, only to find a ruin and a clan chieftain standing guard Kinbeath was hers, she declared, vowing to rebuild the manor and launch a bride quest so her daughters could marry for love But Duncan MacLaren had devised a bride quest of his own, swearing to win the land and the fiery countess in a war of sweet seduction.Eglantine declared she would never be captured by this barbarian Yet Duncan awakened passions she had never known before She promised to fight him with every weapon at her command even as he vowed to woo her for a year and a day and make her his pagan bride Each thought Kinbeath the prize they most desired, a prize to be won at any price Until passion turned to love, and the chieftain found himself fighting for the heart and hand of the woman he was born to possess.

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    1. Claire Delacroix

      New York Times bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first book in 1992, an historical romance called ROMANCE OF THE ROSE Since then, she has published over sixty romance novels and novellas, and has also been published under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies She is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels For books written under the pseudonym, Claire Cross, see author show For books written under Claire s own name, Deborah Cooke, please see author show In October and November 2009, she was the writer in residence for the Toronto Public Library, the first time that the library has hosted a residency focused on the romance genre Visit her two websites here delacroixdeborahcookeLike her Facebook Fan Pages here facebook AuthorClaireDfacebook AuthorDeboraSubscribe to her monthly newsletter to keep up to date and receive special offers eepurl reIuD

    482 thoughts on “The Countess”

    1. I have read all the other books in the 'Brides Quest' series and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. That's part of the reason "The Countess" was such a disappointment. The writing was just as good, the storyline was interesting. The problem narrowed down to one thing - and it was a book breaker. Eglantine is written as a strong, courageous, woman of high values and the will do accomplish them. She takes charge of her family and flees to an unknown land with nothing but a deed, bravely confronting [...]

    2. This book is a hard 3.75stars!! Romance, highland men, an excellent story descriptive scenes that make you feel apart of the story. Duncan is amazing, hot and every women's fantasy. Eglantine (horrible name) took some getting used to. Now I commend her on putting her children first and even understand her hesitation to trust men to a point, but when Duncan proves over and over how honorable he is with not just words but action and she still didn't trust him? Let's just say she got on my nerves c [...]

    3. A wonderful historical romance story. This book will transport you back to the early settlers of Scotland, with in-depth descriptions of the beauty of the land. Great plot as Eglantine and Duncan strive apart and together to overcome adversity and learn to trust one another and their feelings while still staying true to those they care about. Packed with adventure and action from the beginning, you won't want to put this book down until you've reached the happily ever after.

    4. Strong HeroinesThis was a wonderful medieval romance that I read almost straight through. I had trouble putting it down. I literally read into the wee hours of the night. In what would have floored a weaker woman, Elginetine rallied her meager resources and headed, with her whole household, into the unknown, into distant Scotland. She was so brave. This book has a HEA. I would recommend this book to everybody.

    5. Another captivating taleThe author uses language with cadence of the middle ages to create characters of modern sensibilities. The heroine has endured two bad marriages and escapes with a group of vassels to land in Scotland she thinks she owns. The land is already occupied by the hero who also has an interest in staying and the two match sits in delightful ways. The supporting characters are strong and the story moves along well, nearly tightening loose ends.

    6. A wonderfully written, stand alone, book. The plot and characters are well developed and entertaining. I fell in love with Duncan and Eglantine and when the book ended I wanted to read more about their lives together. You won’t want to put the book down once you start reading. Kudos on a great book.

    7. Tis a glorious story Aye to be sure, I don't think I'm going with yourAs I write this review I have to say something about how you doing this.But it's a good storyline and you can't just ignore the sacrifice and fortitude of history.

    8. Trust issues Love love love!!!! Truly an adventure of a woman whose been through the sad and misleading moments of a marriage. The heroine is a remarkable character overall and the hero in this novel is very charming indeed.

    9. Pretty goodThis is a decent tale about a French gentle woman who braves unchartered Scottish lands on holds of saving her daughter from a cruel marriage.

    10. EnjoyableI enjoyed the story. I really like the ending. I am glad that the writer has a sense of writing that does not make you want to stop reading. Good Job.

    11. HomeI enjoyed the this story very much because it told of strong characters overcoming tremendous obstacles and past sorrow to forge a new home and family.

    12. WonderfulLoved this story of Eglantine and Duncan. Two very different people and at the same time so alike. Both were truly looking for love. And they found it!

    13. 3,75 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date ecember 28, 2014“Be mine for a year and a day and I will possess your heart forevermore!” Driven from her late husband’s estate, Countess Eglantine de Crevy fled to wildest Scotland to claim a castle, only to find a ruin — and a clan chieftain standing guard. Kinbeath was hers, she declared, vowing to rebuild the manor and launch a bride quest so her daughters could marry for love. But Duncan MacLaren had devised a bride quest of his own, swearing t [...]

    14. How many times can you say, I saw that coming. This is not one of them. The Countess is a funny, lighthearted read that will have you laughing and telling others about this book. Here is a woman that is hoping that her Scoundrel of a dead husband was telling one thing true. She embarks on a journey with her daughters to find a husband for them. Knowing that she will have a hard time of finding said husbands. She believes she can make it in a harsh, strange place call the Highlands of Scotland. O [...]

    15. It's a struggle between 2 stars and 3 but not clear enough to just leave it sitting on 2.5 stars.Hmm, by the time I moved to page two, I was ready to throw my iPad at the wall if I had to read another 'Twas' or 'Twould'. Realizing this was a pretty extreme response so early in the piece, I wondered if I should just delete the book and move on. It was a close call, but I decided to take a deep breath, add the dreaded 'Twas/Twould' to my 'mental edit list', and continue on. Now my 'mental edit lis [...]

    16. Originally posted on my blog: Review: The Countess (Bride Quest II, Book 1) by Claire Delacroix.Countess Eglantine de Crevy was a character that was truly incredible. She displayed vulnerability and the courage to start her life all over again. I liked that she was a more mature heroine than what is typical, with three daughters to take care of. Her trust in men is tested when her husband suddenly dies and leaves her with nothing but a deed to a piece of land in Scotland. It was a true dishonor [...]

    17. The Countess: Claire Delacroix The Countess was, as all of her stories, a very enjoyable read. It started out a bit slower than some of the other books I have read by Ms. Delacroix, but it picked up speed quickly. The strength and determination of Eglantine is inspiring. Duncan's patience and long-suffering is in true hero style.Wanting the best for one's children is the wish of most mothers, especially when faced with subjecting them to the misery she, herself, endured in her first marriage. Th [...]

    18. While I read a large number of Historical Romance novels I rarely read any in this earlier time period. That being said I had previously read the first Bride Quest Trilogy and enjoyed them so I was looking forward to reading this book.In this story, Eglantine is forced to flee her home when her husband dies leaving her with nothing. He not only had wagered away their home (that wasn’t even his but her brother’s) he lost it to the old man who was betrothed to Eglantine’s 14 year old daughte [...]

    19. Eglantine has just buried her second husband and comes to find out that her second husband has gambled everything away, including her home that he did not have the right to gamble away. Eglantine finds out that he did own a run down piece of property in Scotland and she decides to take her three daughters there to get away from a man who wants to marry her daughter. He is a man 3 times her age and reminds Eglantine of her first husband. She was 14 years old, same age as her daughter, and she mar [...]

    20. The Countess is from the Bride Quest series. In this book Countess Eglantine de Crevy husband has died leaving her with nothing except for a deed to Kinbeath, a worthless piece of land in the wilds of Scotland. He wagered away her home which was not his to wager and lost it to the old man who was betrothed to Eglantine’s 14 year old daughter from a previous marriage. When Eglantine finds out her home is no long hers she decides to pack-up her three daughters and many servants and travel to Kin [...]

    21. Eglantine, at 26 years old, feels that her opportunity for a marriage filled with love and respect is not to be. Two times married and two times widowed, her first husband was 30 years her senior and her second a charming but worthless rogue. When she discovers that her second husband had gambled away their estate she knew she had no choice but to flee to the only property left – a castle in the wilds of Scotland. She travels with her stepdaughter from her first marriage along with her own 2 d [...]

    22. After her husband's funeral Countess Eglantine de Crevy finds herself penniless , and her daughter pledged to wed an old man. Her only option is to hope that the deed to a property in the wilds of Scotland will allow them to hide and start a new life. When they get there they find it occupied. Duncan MacLaren has no intention of giving up his claim to land that has belonged to his clan for generations just because this woman has an obviously forged deed. He can't however do as some suggest and f [...]

    23. After her husband's death, Countess Eglantine de Crevy realizes she's been left with nothing, except the title of a far-away estate in Scotland named Kinbeath. Feeling she has no choice, she flees there with her daughters, vowing that they will be allowed the happiness she has been denied out of her sense of duty.But Kinbeath is not abandoned. Duncan MacLaren and his clan believe Kinbeath to be theirs, as it has belonged to their clan for centuries. To keep Eglantine and her people alive, Duncan [...]

    24. This is the first of a trilogy, and the second of a series, you do not have to read the first trilogy to get into this set. The book starts in 1176 and ends a year later. It was fun, romantic, and hopeful. The main character takes her daughters and leaves for parts unknown to her based on a land deed left to her when her creep of a husband dies. She travels to Scotland with a group of workers loyal to her family to establish her claim, and once there discovers she's not the only one to claim the [...]

    25. I am benefitting from discovering Bookbub and being able to find interesting things to read for free, or for a matter of pence.This is one of them - a completely unlikely, but likeable, romance between a French Aristocratic widow and a Scottish clan leader in the wilds of the West Coast of Northern Scotland. With a supporting cast of her lascivious step-daughter, two young daughters, a lecherous old man, a glowering younger one who thinks he should be chief, assorted clansmen, villeins - oh and [...]

    26. I really enjoyed this story as it was well written. I loved the interaction between the different characters, but especially that of Eglantine and Duncan. Eglantine sets out to protect her daughters from the same fate she suffered with her marriages. This quest of hers takes her to Scotland where she meets Duncan and that’s where the sparks start flying between the two of them. Add in the mixture of daughters that don’t truly understand/appreciate what Eglantine is trying to do, foreign land [...]

    27. I love a strong female character who is not afraid to stand up to men in books. Some romances seem to make the women unnaturally submissive but not Eglantine! She has a plan in mind and she is not afraid to fight for it. Step in Duncan, her roadblock. He has his own plans that did not match Eglantine's. It is a fun story with twists and the characters are fully developed. It is nice to see story lives from the previous books in the first series and also to get the building blocks of the next sto [...]

    28. This is the first of the Bride Quest books I have read although I've read other works by Ms Delacroix under multiple names. I've enjoyed all that I've read so far, and plan to continue reading her books. Even though this is the first book of the second Bride Quest trilogy and many characters from the first trilogy appear in The Countess, you do not feel like you are jumping in to the middle of the story as often happens in series. Ms Delacroix does an excellent job including historical details w [...]

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