“I'm afraid I don't have in mind a paragon of an ideal countess,” he was saying,
blue eyes sweeping away toward the sculpted yews. Alice tsked. “Surely you
have some preferences. Let's set aside the boring business aspects. Do you care
Author: Katherine Grant
Publisher: Katie Flanagan
Midnight kisses. Fast gavottes. Secret duels. Alice Winpole just wants a successful Season, but she gets so much more. London, 1810... Alice never dreamed her Season would go this well. She has beautiful dresses, new friends, and she has caught the eye of the most dashing bachelor in London, the Duke of Cornwall. But her friend, Hugh Osborne, the Earl of Windemere, is concerned the duke’s attentions towards Alice aren’t completely honorable. While she dreams of marrying the impossible duke, Hugh scrambles to find a way to protect her - and win her heart - before Alice’s reputation is dashed to pieces. This friends-to-lovers Regency Romance is perfect for fans of London ballrooms, scrumptious tea, and delicious dramas of the heart. What Readers Have Said About The Ideal Countess: "The Ideal Countess is a stunning regency debut, with strong-willed characters that set their sights with determined precision. Of the cast of characters, Hugh was the most delightful, with his passion for knowledge and invention. He is the best kind of hero in a romance: determined, passionate and unyielding with his love. Though he and Alice may struggle to get on the same page, the ups and downs and tugs at your heartstrings are well worth the satisfying ending, leaving you with no doubt that these two were better suited for each other than anyone else." - Nicole Highland, Romance Writer and Reviewer "This story is a masterpiece at developing the main character from a naive debutant to a mature, self-aware woman. This is one of those books that I highly recommend reading in one sitting. I loved being able to lose myself in the story." - Melissa Mackarewicz, Romance Reviewer "If you enjoy a good Regency romance with characters that will pull on your heart strings and a plot that is different than so many historical romances, then you will enjoy The Ideal Countess as much as I did. I'm amazed by the talent in this debut novel and will be looking for more books by Katherine Grant. Happy reading!" - Vikki Vaught, Romance Writer and Reviewer
I can conceive nothing more delightful , ' said the Countess , ' than this art , which
gives you the power of pleasing others simply by the exertion of a faculty the
exertion of which must be such a delight to yourself . I can think of nothing more ...
... virgin , and dead to all feeling of love ; such , in short , as Porpora ceaselessly
represented to me the ideal type of a priestess ... honours you ; but you are his
prisoner , his slave , like me , like all his family 124 THE COUNTESS
Count del Balzo , ” said the queen , sternly , as she drew him aside , “ receive
now our express orders that the Countess of Montoni be treated with the respect
due to her rank . As regards the foul suspicion so vilely breathed against her , we
He was the ideal Englishman of a noble day . He did nothing for money , but all
for honour . Restless and ever active , he was ready to share the glories of Drake
, Frobisher , Hawkins , and those who saved us from the racks and thumbscrews
Author: lady Georgiana Charlotte FullertonPublish On: 1858
She never could hear his name without emotion , nor did she ever prove for an
instant unfaithful to her secret worship of the ideal hero , with which her
imagination had identified him . ... To await in 204 THE COUNTESS DE
Author: Marguerite Countess of BlessingtonPublish On: 1836
Marguerite Countess of Blessington ... we cause ; but this same power of
imagination transports our thoughts to other scenes , and we are always so much
more occupied by the ideal than the present , that we forget all that is actual . It is
Author: Marguerite GARDINER (Countess of Blessington.)Publish On: 1850
Marguerite GARDINER (Countess of Blessington.) ... cause ; but this same power
of imagination transports our thoughts to other scenes , and we are always so
much more occupied by the ideal than the present , that we forget all that is actual
Author: Marguerite GARDINER (Countess of Blessington.)
She never seemed to him so much an ordinary woman as an ideal to be
reverenced. But to-night he could not restrain himself, and she yielded herself
with a little sigh of content to his embrace. They scarcely spoke; but she let her
head rest ...
Author: Rosa Campbell Praed
Publisher: Good Press
"The Soul of Countess Adrian" by Rosa Campbell Praed. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Every act of kindness, every amiable quality, rushes on the memory and the
imagination, softened by the real absence, and heightened by an ideal presence.
" This constant sense of the presence of her correspondent is the greatest charm
Every act of kindness , every amiable quality , rushes on the memory and the
imagination , softened by the real absence , and heightened by an ideal
presence . “ This constant sense of the presence of her correspondent is the
greatest charm ...
Before the hotel the first story of which was occupied by Countess Anna Lenzdorff
, three beautiful thoroughbred horses pawed the ground impatiently between the
hours of ... faced , very English in appearance , — in fact , an ideal groom .
... greatly that our brotherhood is largely an ideal ; and that for the real we must
go to Him who was " our brother and yet our God . ” There we find all love , full
sympathy , tenderest appreciation . Yes , Jesus , and Jesus alone , in the full
He had still cherished within his mind an ideal model of perfection , which had
preserved him from yielding up his affections to any of the fair creatures who
fluttered around him . He had always resolved that the woman to whom he
Author: Ida Maria L.S.F.G. Hahn-Hahn (gräfin von.)Publish On: 1845
... ideal future . To what a height must stupid fanaticism have arrived to render this
possible ! and how weak must these people have been to be led into such folly !
But what I should like to know is , whether people whose hearts tell them things ...
Author: Ida Maria L.S.F.G. Hahn-Hahn (gräfin von.)
Countess Theudelinde spent the best days of her life seeking a portrait to fit the
frame she had made, but she sought in vain; there was no husband for her. When
the countess had reached thirty there was a halt. The ideal was as far off as ever
Author: Mór Jókai
Publisher: Good Press
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai (translated by Frances A. Gerard). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
They selected a rainy morning to drive over to the Casa Saluzzo , which was then
Byron's villa , and the countess remained in the carriage in the court - yard , while
Lord Blessington and Count d'Orsay visited the noble bard . They remained ...
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26 For an expression of the ideal from a source even closer to the Countess we
might turn to another of Nicholas Breton ' s fulsome dedications to the Countess ,
where we find a revealing description of Wilton : . . . under heaven it was my ...
the ideal peasant woman , was received . ... When the peasant woman was
announced , Countess Brinkenstein arcse , her stern features softened by the
noble thought that this poor woman ought not to suffer because of the queen ' s ...