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THE COUNTESS
by Claire Delacroix

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Scotland, 1177

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The fourth book in the popular Bride Quest series will thrill Ms. Delacroixs readers who will find themselves whisked away to the rugged Scottish Highlands, where two strong-willed characters meet in a delicious battle of wills that brings love and laughter to us all.

With nowhere else to go after her husbands death, Countess Eglantine de Crevy goes to Scotland to claim her inheritance, a crumbling old castle, and to find husbands for her daughters. Standing in her way at every step is Duncan MacLaren, a proud chieftain. But Eglantine will not let anyone stop her quest, certainly not a Scottish barbarian.

However, Duncan has plans that include wooing the feisty countess. If shell agree to give him a year and a day, hes sure she and the manor will be his forever.

These very stubborn characters have much to learn and as they play out their games of seduction, husband hunting and battles of wills. Readers are treated to another wonderfully delightful story that will keep them highly entertained, riveted to the pages, and eager for whatever the clever and talented Ms. Delacroix will write next. SENSUAL (Aug., 370 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Bantam

Published: August 2000

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