Courting the Countess When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden her brother challenges Tristan to a duel The only way to save her brothe

  • Title: Courting the Countess
  • Author: Donna Hatch
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  • Page: 234
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  • When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm not to mention preserve her reputation is to get married But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a tWhen charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm not to mention preserve her reputation is to get married But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she ll never love Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can t live without his new countess Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late

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    1. Donna Hatch

      Donna Hatch is the award winning author of the best selling Rogue Hearts Series and is published in sweet Regency romance and fantasy Her professional memberships include Romance Writers of America RWA and American Night Writers Association ANWA A sought after workshop presenter, she juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, not to mention her six children seven, counting her husband , and still manages to make time to write A native of Arizona who recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

    654 thoughts on “Courting the Countess”

    1. Donna Hatch is one of my very favorite authors, so when I was able to join a blog tour for her newest book, Courting the Countess, I couldn’t sign up fast enough. Elizabeth has led an unhappy and lonely life. When she meets someone who finally shows her attention and appears to be falling in love with her, she throws caution to the win and decides to take a chance on Tristan Barrett. Only things don’t end up going as planned and instead of following her heart, she ends up in an arranged marr [...]


    2. The dynamics of Richard and Elizabeth's relationship are complicated, but I loved seeing them take two steps forward, one step back in their journey toward trusting each other and risking their hearts for love. There are so many great secondary characters in this book that I would love to see another book about so I'm hoping it will be a series :) The focus of the plot is the angst between Richard and Elizabeth, but there is plenty of foreshadowing of a villainous Mr. Black who is terrorizing th [...]


    3. When I was younger, I used to wonder what it would be like if my parents just arranged my marriage--then I wouldn't have to worry about finding the right guy. However, I really can't imagine how hard that would be! Can you really find love when thrown together that way? Elizabeth has a big secret and it's one that leaves her at the hands of her abusive mother. She hasn't had a safe environment to grow up in and has issues that stem from that, although it's all kept quite hush-hush. It's no wonde [...]


    4. I love reading about the proper behavior in historical England. This book showed the downside a fun romance setting.Elizabeth is a young woman who has been shown little affection. Circumstances that she cannot control has left her with an abusive "mother". She is verbally and physically assaulted frequently. She handles the abuse with grace, but is a little too submissive to her abuser. She comes from a toxic home, so it is no surprise that she latches on to affection shown to her by a know rake [...]


    5. If you love regency romance, Donna Hatch is an author you don't want to miss. She is one of my favorites. Her books have strong characters with plenty of tension and sparks flying between them.I love how this story unfolded, bit by bit. The more I knew about both Richard and Elizabeth, the more I loved them. Each had personal demons that tormented them daily, and kept them from letting go and loving. It was quite a journey for these two but it was well worth it as a reader.I had plenty of flutte [...]


    6. Clean Regency4.5 starsSometimes you just need a good Donna Hatch book. :) No one does clean regency like her. I thoroughly enjoyed Richard and Elizabeth's story, even if I did want to throttle them at times. I hope we get to hear more about Selina and Tristan in books to come. Most of the story focuses on the main characters relationship but there is a bit of mystery thrown in. Not as complex of a plot as most of Donna's books but I still really enjoyed it.Clean RomanceKissing, talk of an illegi [...]



    7. Elizabeth has been abused and singled out her entire life. She is made to feel stupid, worthless and invisible. She craves love and attention. So when the infamous rake, Tristan, pays her some attention, she finds herself "in love" and eventually in a compromising position. To save her from ruin, her brother demands a duel and her father demands that she be married. But he will not allow her to marry Tristan. He demands that she marry his older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Richard is [...]


    8. This is a great tale about a young lady who gets caught in a compromising encounter with a notorious gigolo. Because the rascal is a second son, her father demands that his older brother, Richard Barrett, twelfth Earl of Averston, marry the girl. All the while Elizabeth hopes that Tristan will come through and elope with her, his true love. To her utter distress, Tristan has taken to his passion of wooing any woman that needs some loving.The tale is not a new theme but is delivered powerfully an [...]


    9. Curse Donna Hatch for all the hours of lost sleep I eagerly endured last night (put paid for later) thanks to this addictive romance I could not put down! All of Donna's novels weave an intricate, captivating romance with internal struggles that beg to be resolved. The tension between her characters always keeps me stealing glances at my Kindle any chance I get as I go about my day. I grew to understand these characters and cheer for their happily ever after. A gripping clean romance.


    10. Such a great Recency RomanceI have always enjoyed this author's books, and this one is no exception. She does such a great job in bringing the characters to life! I found my heart aching right along with our hero and heroine as they struggled to find trust and ultimately love. It was clean but included some swoon-worthy romance, which I also am a sucker for. Can't wait for more by her, and am hoping we might get to have a story or two about some secondary characters in this book!


    11. Define loveI love how well Miss Hatch develops characters and spins a tale of love that grows with time. We all have our first loves that will always hold a place in our heart but more because of the awakening of our heart to love and it's possibilities than to the depth of true love when we find it.


    12. After being deserted by an unfaithful mother, Richard doesn't trust women easily. But his future is safe as he has an understanding with faithful Leticia, and he plans to propose to her soon.Elizabeth is an illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Pemberton, but has been raised as his legitimate daughter - but because of her parentage, she has been abused by the Duchess. So when charming Tristan pays her attention, she easily falls to his charms and is caught kissing him at a house party. Her father [...]


    13. 4.5Every time I read a historical fiction, I am sooo grateful I live in air-conditioned times and no duels for honor! Because, yeah, I am a princess like that!Anyway, the marriage between Richard and Elizabeth is a forced one for sure! The thing is both of them have feelings for another person. They both come with baggage. That is definitely not the way to start a marriage. But little by little and with many setbacks along the way, they each start to find a place in the other’s heart.Richard h [...]


    14. I always struggle giving 3s to books that I enjoy because normally I consider 3 to be "average-not great", but on it means "I liked it". I've read Donna Hatch books before and I think she's a good author. I did like this book. It was very well written, interesting, and clean. Side note: her lead guy was clean too! I've been trying to find a good clean Scottish romance, but all of the clean ones still seem to have leads males with extremely promiscuous pasts and lead women who are wholly innocen [...]


    15. Courting the Countess is a book of two souls who are looking to feel loved. Lady Elizabeth falls for the dashing Tristan Barrett to only be caught in a secluded garden by none other than her brother. To save her reputation, her father, demands Elizabeth to marry Tristan's older brother, Richard, Earl of Averston. Forced into marriage, Richard and Elizabeth must learn to find love in trust in one another. Meanwhile, crime is on the up rise in the heart of London. Can they remain safe while trying [...]



    16. 4.5/5.0Close to clean regency perfection! If not for just a couple of unbelievable stretches, it would be a resounding 5 stars! The storyline employs some very creative and unique twists - something rare these days with the plethora of regency offerings out there - that make this lovely story absolutely delightful reading. Those glitches? The fact that Richard and Elizabeth didn't consummate their marriage for MONTHS after the marriage was a bit of an impossible stretch, especially after their p [...]


    17. This story reminded me of the fairy tale of the wicked step-mother and the two, well pretty sisters. Lady Elizabeth is mistreated by her “mother” her entire life and when charming Tristan steals her heart she meets him alone in the garden where he steals a kiss and they are caught in what looks to be a compromising situation. What a chain of events that brings about! Abuse, mistrust, mystery and a fairy tale ending I certainly enjoyed reading this clean and wholesome romantic novel. If you l [...]


    18. Hatch had no trouble holding my attention in this historical, clean-read romance. It is a fast paced and engaging read. And while I did really enjoy the story, there were aspects to the story that bothered me. Some plot stuff that I found a little over done, and a sub-plot theme that seems quite unrelated to the story; but at the end gets tied in. Still, I did not feel it really added to the story. Thus, the lower rating. Again, if you are just looking for a engaging, clean, light and romantic r [...]


    19. There were aspects of this book that I really enjoyed. I'm a sucker for the arranged marriage trope, so there was that. It was a nice mix of swoony romance, but still clean (thus, no explicit stuff I don't want to read). I connected with the overall writing style of the author. And there were traits in nearly all the characters that drew me to them, even when I didn't always approve of their choices or actions. All that said, I wasn't able to totally fall in love with this narrative, because the [...]


    20. Tristan and Richard Barrett are a couple of the most amazing brothers - they remind me a bit of the Amesbury brothers in the Rogue Heart Series. I must admit that I don't love Lady Elizabeth at the beginning, but she grows and develops into a strong and loving woman. The growth in both Richard and Elizabeth - individually and in their relationship - makes for a book that I just didn't want to put down. The ups and downs of their relationship sometimes frustrated me but kept me engaged till the f [...]


    21. When Elizabeth falls for the charms of a known rake, she never expects her father will insist that she marry the man's brother when her reputation is ruined. Richards hope to marry his childhood friend, Leticia, are dashed when he must consent to marry Elizabeth else his brother fight a duel. Will disappointment and broken hearts keep this pair from finding love?From the start, I definitely sympathized with Elizabeth. She endured a great deal of abuse from her "mother", so it made sense she woul [...]


    22. This is a typical Regency conflict where a young lady is kissed in the garden, gets caught, and is instantly branded a floozy with a black cloud hovering over her precious reputation. Her brother is angry with the kisser and threatens a duel unless innocent Lady Elizabeth is instantly engaged. However, the only way he will be appeased is if the rake’s older brother, Richard, the important Earl of Averston, is the groom. No second son will do for Lady Elizabeth, (even though she thinks the rake [...]


    23. You are taken back in time to when women had little voice and must do as they are told. I hate to even think I had to live this way never being able to pick and chose not even the man you will marry. I really loved the back and forward between these two couple. It is almost like they are dancing with how many step they take forward only to take a few back. I really like how the author unfolds the story taking it a little at a time. The characters were wonderful the plot outstanding. The author t [...]


    24. A mix of humour, romance, and mystery. Tristan convinces young smitten Elizabeth to meet him in the garden alone. Which results in her being forced to marry his older brother. Watching Richard and Elizabeth warm up to one another was a mix of laughter, frustration and sympathy. Tristan constantly flirting with his future sister-in-law added amusement to watching Richard get determined to woo her and annoyance at Tristan for playing her. The criminal mastermind Mr Black was a suspenseful element. [...]


    25. It was a decent read. I got bored with the constant questioning of each other's trust. I also became bored reading the long, battling thoughts they had about whatever difficulty was going on at the time. Their feelings of uncertainty were often repeated several times - like we somehow forgot. Besides that, I gave it a 4 star because it did keep me guessing about the mystery and I did enjoy the budding romance between the two. I felt so horribly for Leticia and even a bit for Tristan. I'm not sur [...]


    26. Lady Elizabeth was mistreated by her mother her entire life.She is caught kissing Tristan in the gardens, which causes her to marry his brother Richard the Earl of Averston to save grace.All she wants is to finf love and to be loved.I loved this book.There is feeling on both sides by both Richard and Elizabeth.I like the characters in the book and how they relate to each other.He learns to trust and relax with her and her with him.


    27. A gentle regency with a nice variety of interesting side characters (series in development). The leads are likable enough, although I thought some of the personal relationship challenges were drawn out a bit too long or kept getting rehashed.


    28. Stupidest romance novel 😟The story is finish and the husband and wife did not make love 👎🏾 they kept repeating the same things again and again


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