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ISBN13: 9780446544788
ISBN10: 0446544787
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Laurel McKee's Countess of Scandal is a delightful historical romance set in Ireland in the late 18th century during a time of political upheaval. Two lovers on opposite sides of the Irish self-rule question find themselves unable to put aside their feelings for one another. McKee's research of the era is apparent, making this an interesting and engaging read.
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As children, Eliza Blacknall and William Denton ran wild over the fields of southern Ireland and swore they would be friends forever. Then fate took Will away to England, while Eliza stayed behind to become a proper Irish countess.

Years later, Will finally makes his way home-as an English soldier sent to crush the Irish uprising. When he spies the lovely Eliza, he is captivated by the passionate woman she has become. But Eliza's passions have led her to join the Irish rebel cause, and Will and Eliza now find themselves on opposite sides of a dangerous conflict.

When Ireland explodes in bloody rebellion, Will's regiment is ordered to the front lines, and he is forced to choose between his duty to the English king and his love for Eliza and their Irish homeland.

Synopsis:

McKee delivers the first book in the sweeping Daughters of Erin trilogy--a passionate historical romance set against the backdrop of 18th-century Ireland. Original.

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Laurel McKee lives in Oklahoma with a menagerie of two cats, a Pug, and a bossy miniature poodle, and loves dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network-even though she doesn't cook.

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TheReadingReviewer, October 9, 2010 (view all comments by TheReadingReviewer)
Laurel McKee brilliantly creates love out of the tragedy of war

With rebellion and war raging all around them can two lives that have been separated by time and upbringing be brought together again to find the true meaning of love and life? This is absolutely the case with Lady Elizabeth “Eliza” Mount Clare nee Blacknall and Major William Denton. These two people grew up together, explored the innocence of young love and survived being torn away from each other as teenagers when Will went to fulfill his commission as a soldier in the English Army. Yet once they are reunited with the backdrop of chaos and confusion surrounding the Irish Rebellion against England the love between them is still there and longing to be tapped into.

But when they are reunited conflict comes between them as Will is defending England against the Irish rebels that Eliza is fighting to protect and shelter. But it seems that with a quiet whisper and a stolen kiss they can only remember the past and their feelings for one another regardless of the present or who it will affect the future. While they may have been physically apart that was never the case with them emotionally and that their love was forged with such a strong and deep bond that even though they are on different sides their bodies are as one and their heart beats with the same rhythm. But when Will is ordered to return to his childhood home to “spy” on the activities and keep an eye on Eliza it is then he starts to question the decisions he has made and whether everything that seemed so right can now be so clouded with distrust. When Will is seriously injured and it is Eliza’s family that cares for him the truth of what has to be done becomes clear and the steps he takes to correct the past misdeeds is forged with danger and despair. But Will knows that with Eliza by his side nothing will be wrong and all he need to is convince her of what has to be done to make them safe and able to forge a life together.

How is it possible to take such a devastating time in history and turn it into a heart-warming, tender love story – good question! The answer it appears is the writing ability of Laurel McKee and the talent to turn what could be seen as only sadness and despair into love and romance. This book gives you a history lesson that makes you understand how personal this fight was and help the reader understand how tragic the circumstance was but yet how two people that really love one another can make the best of the worst times. You have to learn to trust even when the person you love may be the one who is spying on you. Excellent Read!
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gaby317, February 20, 2010 (view all comments by gaby317)
Countess of Scandal is a historical romance set in Ireland during a period of political upheaval. The rebellion against Britain brings out Countess Eliza Mont Clair's idealism and nationalism and adds tension and excitement to the plot. I hadn't read anything that captures this time in Irish history and enjoyed this aspect of the book.

I found the love story thoroughly engaging as well. Countess Eliza Mont Clair is daring, smart, and strong willed, and when she comes across Major Denton, we're immediately aware that their old attraction hasn't faded. Major Denton is honorable, thoroughly in love with Eliza, and faces some difficult choices. While Eliza and William are on different sides of the rebellion, they learn to balance their love for each other with the loyalty that they owe to Ireland and the Crown. Countess of Scandal is romantic, fun, and satisfying!

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Publisher: Forever; Original edition (February 1, 2010), 368 pages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446544788
Author:
McKee, Laurel
Publisher:
Forever
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Daughters of Erin Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7 x 25 x 1 in 0.4 lb

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Product details 368 pages Forever - English 9780446544788 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Laurel McKee's Countess of Scandal is a delightful historical romance set in Ireland in the late 18th century during a time of political upheaval. Two lovers on opposite sides of the Irish self-rule question find themselves unable to put aside their feelings for one another. McKee's research of the era is apparent, making this an interesting and engaging read.

"Synopsis" by , As children, Eliza Blacknall and William Denton ran wild over the fields of southern Ireland and swore they would be friends forever. Then fate took Will away to England, while Eliza stayed behind to become a proper Irish countess.

Years later, Will finally makes his way home-as an English soldier sent to crush the Irish uprising. When he spies the lovely Eliza, he is captivated by the passionate woman she has become. But Eliza's passions have led her to join the Irish rebel cause, and Will and Eliza now find themselves on opposite sides of a dangerous conflict.

When Ireland explodes in bloody rebellion, Will's regiment is ordered to the front lines, and he is forced to choose between his duty to the English king and his love for Eliza and their Irish homeland.

"Synopsis" by , McKee delivers the first book in the sweeping Daughters of Erin trilogy--a passionate historical romance set against the backdrop of 18th-century Ireland. Original.
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