Excerpt: The Reluctant Countess by Wendy Vella

Thanks to Random House, I have an excerpt from Wendy Vella’s The Reluctant Countess to share. If you enjoy it, there’s a link to purchase after the excerpt.

The Reluctant Countess by Wendy Vella (Excerpt)

About the book:

From rising romance star Wendy Vella comes a Cinderella story of whirlwind passion between a dashing earl and a beautiful countess—and the secret that threatens to tear them apart.

Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society.

Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever.

If you enjoyed the excerpt, you can purchase The Reluctant Countess from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the link below:


The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Yesterday we went and met the dogs we are going to adopt. 

This is our little girl. She is very reserved, but warms up to you once she gets to know you.

This is our butterball. He was left abandoned in a foreclosed house for 8 weeks with no food or water. He had wasted away to only 48 pounds when he was discovered. He is probably about 140 now, but he should probably shed about 10 pounds to avoid health issues as he gets older. He will be my workout buddy, because I need to lose 10 pounds, too.


Due to other commitments, we aren’t going to bring the dogs home until the end of the month.  I’ll share more photos as they get settled in.

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library. Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:

The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley

The Holders by Julianna Scott

Soldier Dog by Sam Angus

Katie and the Puppy Next Door by John Himmelman

Frog Song by Brenda Z Guiberson and Gennady Spirin

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone and Marjorie Priceman

Witch World by Christopher Pike

Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

One Good Turn: Signet Regency Romance (InterMix) by Kelly, Carla

The Soldier’s Sweetheart by Soraya Lane

Cracking the Dating Code (Battle of the Sexes) by Hunter, Kelly

A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!

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