Jul 062017
 
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

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While you were sleeping…

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.

* from Goodreads

Hott Review:

The options available to women in the 18th century are solely underwhelming. It’s terribly sad to realize how limited they were when faced with trouble or when their family was unable to protect them.

Ms. Quinn was able to take what could have been a desperate situation, lighten it, and create a wonderfully fun story.

I loved both Cecilia and Edward. They were both in situations that seemed miserable but both stayed optimistic and mostly cheerful. The both saw enjoyment in life and were adorably sweet.

I loved the Bridgerton series and am finding these prequels the perfect dose to my loss.

More…

Author: Julia Quinn
Source: I actually pre-ordered this… at full price!
Publisher & Date: May 30th 2017 by Avon
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 0062674773 (ISBN13: 9780062674777
Pages: 304
Grade: A+
Ages: 18+
Steam: Adult | The language is appropriate and there are only a few pages of low detail intimacy
Setting: Manhattan Island June 1779
Series: Rokesbys #2
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Author Bio:

Julia Quinn#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.

In 2010, Ms Quinn won her third RITA Award in four years and was the thirteenth author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. Her twenty-third novel, The Sum of All Kisses, was released in late 2013.

Websites & Links: Julia Quinn's website Julia Quinn's facebook

 

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