The Other Countess is a lighthearted romance novel, which takes place in Elizabethan England. The plot development draws the reader in and makes them feel like they really know the characters. In the book, a young earl named Will goes to the queen’s court looking to find a wife with a large dowry to help him restore his lands, since the last earl, his father, lost all their money on alchemy. Instead he falls in love with the penniless daughter of the alchemist. This is a story about love, friendship, and responsibility that will entertain any reader interested in this era.