The Lacey Chronicles #1 by Eve Edwards
The Other Countess

73%

12 Critic Reviews

Overall, a well written and absolutely beautiful historical where love overcomes the odds. The narration and descriptions were so relevant to the time period and I loved it.
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Synopsis

"Part romance, part suspense, part friendship  . . . The Other Countess will not disappoint--it really is pure gold!"--Historical Novels Review

England, 1582


Ellie—Lady Eleanor Rodriguez, Countess of San Jaime—possesses a worthless title, but her feisty spirit captivates the elite of the Queen's court—especially the dashing new Earl of Dorset.

William Lacey, Earl of Dorset, has inherited his father's title—and his financial ruin. Now Will must seek a wealthy bride and restore his family's fortune. If only he hadn't fallen for the beautiful but penniless Ellie . . .

Sparks fly whenever Ellie and Will are together, but circumstances—and the conniving interference of others—threaten to keep them apart.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Eve Edwards

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EVE EDWARDS has a doctorate from Oxford University. She has visited Tudor houses, attended jousts, and eaten Elizabethan banquets to get the sights, sounds, and tastes right for The Lacey Chronicles.





Author Residence: Oxford, UK
 
Published July 12, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 354 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Lacey Chronicles #1
All: 12 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 2

City Book Review

Excellent
Reviewed by Editor on Dec 21 2011

Although on the surface it sounds like a cliché romance novel, The Other Countess is a sparkling new debut novel.

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Feathered Quill Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Feathered Quill on Jul 02 2011

An enchanting novel. Will and Eve will most definitely take the place of Bella and Edward in a great many hearts.

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Alpha Reader

Good
Reviewed by Alpha Reader on Jul 19 2010

Eve Edwards has written a YA historical romance that confounds convention and breathes life into Elizabethan history.

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Between The Pages

Below average
Reviewed by Daisy on Jan 23 2012

I did not like the stuff towards the end at Ellie's uncle's house. I also did not like that we skipped most of it and that it took so long before someone did something about it.

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Diary of a Book Addict

Good
Reviewed by Amanda on Sep 09 2011

A sweet and elegant romance, The Other Countess is a great romantic escape for readers of any age.

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One Book At A Time

Good
Reviewed by Page on Mar 07 2012

I was saddened by turn of events at the end, but thought the story ended just the way it should.

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Ink Scratchers

Good
Reviewed by Jade on Mar 07 2012

Overall, a well written and absolutely beautiful historical where love overcomes the odds. The narration and descriptions were so relevant to the time period and I loved it.

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What I Read and What I Thought

Good
Reviewed by Razorbill on Mar 05 2012

All this adds up to a lighthearted and pleasing read: A 16th century rom-com, you could say.

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Susie Bookworm

Below average
Reviewed by Susie on Apr 12 2012

I found Ellie's character wavering, losing its initial bookishness and interest in learning.

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Bodice Ripper Novels

Good
Reviewed by Bodice Ripper on Mar 07 2012

I enjoyed this. Though it’s young adult it didn’t really seem like one, and that’s a good thing.

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Magic of Reading

Good
on Jan 20 2012

Does this have a happy ending? I won't spoil it for you, but it has plenty of scandal, one particular obnoxious rude man, some incredibly emotional romance and a some truly strong female characters. I can't recommend this book enough :)

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Must Love Books

Good
Reviewed by Love Books on Mar 09 2012

They remind me a lot of the Darling family in Peter Pan. Chaotic and adorable.

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