Books by Wilma Counts

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It Only Takes a Kiss

I can’t remember why I checked out Wilma Counts’ It Only Takes a Kiss, unless it’s because it’s an historical romance and I’ve been trying to read as many of those as possible lately. I may have to rethink that plan. This book just gave me the impression of an author going through the moti ...

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My Fair Lord

The first in her new Once Upon a Bride series, Wilma Counts’ My Fair Lord is exactly what one would infer from such a title; a Pygmalion inspired tale with the principal roles reversed.  Our Covent Garden flower-seller is morphed into a London dockworker by the name of Jake Bolton and our profess ...

C+
An Earl Like No Other

This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I feel compelled to explain up front that in spite of the middling rating, I actually enjoyed it very much. The novel tells the story of a man struggling to make a go of an unexpected inheritance, and a widow who is trying to protect her young s ...

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Rules of Marriage

Sometimes you have all the right ingredients and you make a fantastic meal, one where everyone exclaims "how could you have made this with that!" Sometimes you have all the right ingredients and the meal tastes like last night's frozen dinner reheated in a too cold oven. That's how it is with Rules ...

B+
The Wagered Wife

Wilma Counts’s The Wagered Wife is a rare thing indeed: a big misunderstanding story that actually worked for me. The Honorable Trevor Jeffries lost his twin brother and a friend in a curricle racing accident four months ago. He blames himself bitterly and forswears all equine sports forever, w ...

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The Willful Miss Winthrop

As I read the description for this book, I was reminded of The Sergeant Major's Daughter by Sheila Walsh. Walsh's book was a favorite of mine for a long while because of the strength and empathy the heroine embodied. I had high hopes that Miss Winthrop, a heroine set on following the army into Spa ...

C
My Lady Governess

This is a book without any of those "pet peeves" that can kill a story. There are no stolen aristocratic babies, no whiny heroines, no cruel heroes and no annoying historical anachronisms. There is one plot and the kitchen sink is nowhere to be seen. Unfortunately, My Lady Governess is a Regency Ro ...

B
Willed to Wed

Willed to Wed is one of those books that makes a reviewer want to assign two grades. In this case, an average grade for the first half of the book and a higher grade for the second half. If you had asked me what the grade would be when I was half way through this Regency Romance, I would have pred ...