The Girl With the Make-believe Husband

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 three 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.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Avon Books,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062674777
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 18 cm


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Jul 10, 2017

I love Julia Quinn and this book did not disappoint. I felt this book did not have quite as much of the bantering between characters and I missed that. Overall, a pretty good book!

ArapahoeKati Jul 10, 2017

I love Julia Quinn and this novel was a treat because it wasn't set in England like her previous novels. I haven't come across many romances set in Revolutionary War America, so that, along with her snappy dialogue and a dashing hero, made this a great lazy day read.

martha_w May 21, 2017

I always forget precisely how charming Julia Quinn’s romances are until I read a new one from her, and then I am reminded all over again. This was a bit of her switch for her – it’s her first book set in America (Revolutionary War-era America, to be precise), which made an intriguing change. As is so often the case with her characters, both Edward and Cecilia were just such nice people – that sounds inane, but it’s actually really refreshing to read a hero and heroine who don’t instantly loathe one another, who are both fundamentally decent humans who just have a bit of a big lie of omission between them to overcome before they reach their happily ever after. This series is so much fun.


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