Captivating the Countess

Captivating the Countess by Patricia Rice

School of Magic #6
by Patricia Rice
$6.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-959-3
A BVC Original

Can a ghost help a marquess to save his father and captivate a countess?

A spinster countess with a penniless estate, Lady Isobel Malcolm Ross faints when startled, allowing spirits to enter her head. Undeterred by her impairment, Bell learns of a position in a quiet ducal household where she might earn her way.

Jasper Winchester, Marquess of Rainford, comes from a long line of healers, but he’s unable to cure his own father. The duke’s dying request is that Rainford marry to protect the family fortune. The marquess has dutifully acquired a suitable candidate, but Bell’s arrival unleashes the ghost of Rain’s grandmother, who frightens his fiancee into eloping with his steward.

Much as Rain would like to toss the haunted countess into the snow, only Bell can calm the furious ghost, hush his heir’s opera singers, and manage his unruly sisters. Soon, his family insists that Rain marry Bell before all their fortunes are lost. Except Bell wants no part of this noisy, tumultuous household, where a mere slamming door can startle her into a faint. But how can she abandon the eccentric family who accepts her foibles?

The ghost’s demands for Bell to help Rain save the duke results in mayhem and catastrophe. Now the two must find a way to heal each other–before the duke is gone, the family’s future is lost, and any hope of love vanishes.


With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance’s hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged romances have won numerous awards and been honored as RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. To receive news of new releases, sign up for her newsletter at

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