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  • Published: 18 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780451232717
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $13.99

An Unlikely Countess: A Novel of the Malloren World

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Universally praised for her 'wickedly delicious'* novels of romance, Jo Beverley offers a tempting new tale of tangled plots and unexpected passion.


AFTER LEAVING THE ARMY AND FALLING OUT WITH HIS family, Catesby Burgoyne is drowning his sorrows when he comes across a woman being attacked by thugs.  A fight is just what he needs, but little does he realize that the lady he rescues will change his life.

Prudence Youlgrave is not just the victim of ruffians.  Her life has been made a shambles by her selfish brother and her brutish fiancé.  But she has a bold and courageous spirit Catesby can't resist-and before he knows it, he rescues her again by marrying her himself.

A reckless adventurer may be forgiven for such and impulse.  But when Catesby's elder brother dies, he becomes the Earl of Malzard-and Prudence is suddenly a most unlikely countess.  Neither she nor Catesby is prepared to face the shock of his family.  Still almost strangers, Prudence and Catesby have no one to turn to but each other – and it is in each other's arms that they find a love neither ever expected.

Praise for the Novels of Jo Beverley

'Another jewel in Beverley's heavily decorated crown.'
- The Romance Reader

'A delightful blend of wit, intrigue, and emotional victories.'
- The State (Columbia, SC)

*Teresa Medeiros

  • Pub date: 18 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780451232717
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $13.99

About the Author

Jo Beverley

Jo Beverley writes bestselling historical romance novels. Publishers Weekly declared her "Arguably today's most skillful writer of intelligent historical romance..." Her work has been described as "Sublime!" by Booklist, and Romantic Times declared her to be "one of the great names of the genre."

She was born and raised in England and has a degree in history and American Studies from Keele University. She emigrated to Canada in 1976. In 2008 she returned to England and now lives in Devon. Her novels are set in the medieval, Georgian, and Regency periods and have won five RITAs, romance's top award, as well as many other accolades. She is one of twelve members of the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame.

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