Counterfeit Countess


John comes back to an inheritance he doesn’t want and a wife he didn’t know he had!

After Waterloo, John Dalkington-Smythe travelled overseas to Canada to find some peace and make his fortune. A frantic visit from his cousins, the Earl of Graywood and his brother brings him back home, but a tragic incident aboard ship leaves John the new heir.

In London, John meets the woman calling herself his widow. Except he isn’t dead and he’s not married. When he discovers the impostor is the woman he’s desired for years, he decides to persuade her to keep the position of Countess of Graywood.
Faith spent years trying to ignore the presence of Lieutenant-Colonel Dalkington-Smythe, her husband’s military commander. Finding herself in dire straits after Waterloo, she poses as his widow. She only ever meant it as temporary. To find that John is alive comes as a severe shock, but her feelings for him are as strong as ever. The passion John and Faith discover together is worth fighting for.

Someone is threatening to expose Faith’s deception and destroy John’s fortune and position in society. If they don’t discover the identity of their unknown enemy and thwart the schemes, John and Faith could lose everything—title, fortune and even their lives.



Historical Romances are typically my first choice to read unless they deal with a time or historical person that really interests me.  However, something about this book drew me to request it from Netgalley.  So I decided to take a chance and read it.

I was pleasantly surprised.  I wasn't sucked in to the point of not wanting to put it down, but I definitely wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. 

The characters were delightfully written.  There were a few points in the book where I felt things should have been a little more bumpy for the main characters.  In a way, there wasn't enough tension between the two of them.  All-in-all it was a nice little read. 

I had read this book awhile ago, unfortunately, I just realized that a bunch of posts that I had written never got uploaded.  So I am just getting around to that now.  So if you start noticing a ton of posts that are for books that have been published for awhile, this is the reason.

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