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Les Do Books: Courting The Countess by Jenny Frame (Book Club)

April 21, 2017

Les Do Books 

Courting the Countess by Jenny Frame 


Sheena, founder and queen of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show channel, joins Tara to talk about a mutual favourite book, Courting the Countess by Jenny Frame. Check it out to hear why they both love it so much, what’s so fabulous about Annie Brannigan, and what spinoff book Tara thinks Jenny Frame should write.


This podcast has spoilers, so read or listen to the book before you check it out. Or not. Follow your heart.




From the back of the book 

Professor of Archeology Henrietta “Harry” Knight becomes Countess of Axedale upon her father’s death and takes a sabbatical from Cambridge University to begin refurbishing the long-neglected and run-down Axedale Hall. The child of a loveless marriage, witness to her father’s infidelities and her mother’s pain, Harry has no intention of ever falling in love. 

Annie Brannigan is a survivor, remaining positive through hardships. As an agency housekeeper, she moves from post to post with her daughter Riley, taking care of people who have everything she will never have. Annie’s greatest wish is to find her happy ever after. 

Can love restore the countess’s heart and the crumbling Axedale Hall, or will the first foundations of love turn to dust? 


Tara also announces the next book club pick, Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker. 




More info

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