A Countess Below Stairs
After the russian revolution turns her world topsy-turvy, Anna, a young russian countess, has no choice but to flee to england. penniless, Anna hides her aristocratic background and takes a job as servant in the household of the esteemed westerholme family, armed only with an outdated... show more
After the russian revolution turns her world topsy-turvy, Anna, a young russian countess, has no choice but to flee to england. penniless, Anna hides her aristocratic background and takes a job as servant in the household of the esteemed westerholme family, armed only with an outdated housekeeping manual and sheer determination. Desperate to keep her past a secret, Anna is nearly overwhelmed by her new duties—not to mention her instant attraction to rupert, the handsome earl of westerholme. to make matters worse, rupert appears to be falling for her as well. As their attraction grows stronger, Anna finds it more and more difficult to keep her most dearly held secrets from unraveling. And then there’s the small matter of rupert’s beautiful and nasty fiancée. . . .
Publish date: May 10th 2007
Pages no: 383
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Nothing is more depressing then the dreaded "Reader Slump" that not even your favorite authors can pull you out of. That was me, just floating along after reading back to back amazing books, everything just sorta fell flat for me. That is by chance I stumbled on A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbots...
A beautiful fairy tale like book, charming from beginning to end. Everything, from the language to the exaggerated villains (at one point there was even dog-kicking! So over the top!) to the essential goodness of the main characters it read exactly as a modern Grimm might. I loved it and ate up ever...
I really enjoyed this read, granted Anna Grazinsky came across as being a bit too perfect a lot of the time but still I found it great fun. I was drawn into this story of trying to succeed when it was all stacked against you. Countess Anna Grazinsky fled Russia after the revolution and lives with h...
Apart from the very bad Russian accent that Anna was stuck with, in my head, I really loved her. A refreshing take on a common plot, and a female lead that I truly enjoyed.
Ignore the cover which is sadly generic. Fans of A Little Princess, Ballet Shoes, and Downton Abbey are all likely to love this.Anna is charming, full of life, hard-working, and so marvelously kind to everyone, that I have fallen in love with her myself. Generally speaking, a romance is focused on t...