More or Less a Countess by Anna Bradley
More or Less a Countess was a fun read. This is the second book in the series named The Somerset Sisters by Anna Bradley. I did read the previous novel, however I feel with the way the book was written, there would be no problem reading
this without the prior novel.
The second Somerset sister is Violet. She cannot dance, sing, play piano or any “worthy” traits of a lady except draw. Violet is a bluestocking and
is determined not to face another London Season and get married. She is fascinated by learning and is writing a book that includes some gruesome parts of London’s history and is determined to sketch the places to add to her book.
Nicholas Balfour was the spare for the heir. He never felt he was good enough to take over for his brother after his death. He is terribly unhappy being back in England however, he has agreed to stay and
get married and produce and heir. He has determined that he is going to marry the woman who played Hayden so beautifully at the dinner party he just attended. Only he is unaware that there are three sisters not two.
Nick, the Earl of Dare does not realize that he is calling on the wrong sister. Violet does, but is willing to continue to the subterfuge in order to go places that she wants to sketch. Nick is determined to marry her. I was amused by the
arrogance of Nicholas Balfour, the Earl of Dare and his assumption that anyone would be happy to marry him. I found it interesting that Violet’s sisters allowed her to be less than truthful. Secrets, secrets and more secrets are bound to
come out and people jumping to conclusions just adds to the ado.
Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book. More or Less a Countess by Anna Bradley was a good read.