Thursday, 21 November 2019

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

This predates the Bridgerton books and deal with their neighbors, back in the olden days.

Cecilia goes alone to the Colonies to find her brother in the middle of a certain war. Instead she ends up caring for his friend Edward.

I liked Cecilia, she had lost her friend, her cousin was an ass and she set out alone. And sure telling people that she had married Edward was not the best thing to do. But it was the only way they would let her near him. And to continue, well it was the only way to learn of her brother.

And since they fall in love all is forgiven.

Eward was a cutie!

Good good. I am makin it short today

With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He's unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier's life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie...

I told everyone I was your wife

When Edward comes to, he's more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out six months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is—even if he does not recall her face—and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though he'd always assumed he'd marry his neighbor back in England.

If only it were true...

Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself—completely—to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby. 

Mass Market Paperback, 374 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Avon
Series: Rokesbys #2
Historical romance
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22 comments:

  1. Its been awhile since I read one by her and this looks good. Thanks for the short but fantastic review!

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  2. It's an author I heard a lot about and my friend bought me some of her books for my birthday so I need to try

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  3. I think that I have this one sitting on my shelf unread. It sounds like a good one.

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  4. I read this a while back. Entertaining! :)

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  5. I read one of the predates to the Bridgeton series and quite enjoyed it. This one sounds fun.

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  6. Oh, I think that would be a fun set up with the fake relationship bit and during a time of war.

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    1. It was fun, and we did not see a lot of the war

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  7. I'm really getting into historicals lately. I just finished a really good one by Julia London.

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  8. I haven't read one of her books in quite some time, but I remember really enjoying her historical romances so much. This sounds good too!

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  9. I can't believe I read all the books in this series. Lol.

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