Cecilia Harcourt lives with her father in a quiet village in
Derbyshire, England. Single and rather bored with her
lifestyle, she writes often to her beloved brother, Thomas,
who is serving in the military in the American Colonies.
Thomas writes often about his buddy and best friend, Edward
Rokesby, who is the son of an Earl. In time the threesome
begins a letter writing triangle that touches on home and
hopes for the future. Edward is smitten with Cecilia from
seeing her pretty face in a miniature painting and sends her
a pressed wildflower. How romantic is that? It is precious
to Cecilia who begins to care for this dashing stranger that
she will never meet. Or will she?
When her father dies, Cecilia is alone when a distant
cousin she dislikes comes "sniffing" around telling her he
is the heir to her estate and that they will be married. No
way will Cecilia wed this clod. When she receives word that
her brother has been wounded she packs and quickly boards a
ship heading to the States. He is the only family she has
left and she will find him and care for him.
Upon arriving she can find no trace of Thomas but discovers
his BFF Edward Rokesby,injured,and unconscious in an old
church turned hospital. He needs help but they will not
admit her to the hospital until she tells them she is his
wife. It is just a bitty white lie but perhaps she can help
him and he can help her find her brother. She nurses him,
never leaving his side until one day he opens his eyes. He
sees beautiful green eyes and a face that seems familiar to
him. When Edward asks who she is, Cecilia tells him she is
his wife. Edward does not remember anything that has
happened in his life for the past three months so he accepts
her story and they become close as she continues to nurse
him back to health and perhaps find Thomas?
Julia Quinn has long been a romance master telling
delightful tales of love,
this time during the Revolutionary War and the setting is
New York. I admired Cecilia's courage in leaving her own
country alone to find her beloved brother but instead found
her always and forever love, Edward. Together they are
truly sweet, funny and delicious. Edward was a swoony hero
with patience, charm, and possessiveness that would help any
maiden fall in love with him. Their adventure together is
fun and full of pitfalls that Cecilia manages to tiptoe
around. A smashing finale that I enjoyed and look forward
to the next sequel. A great historical romance with
colorful characters that I truly loved. Bravo.
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 isâ€”even if he does not recall her
faceâ€”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
herselfâ€”completelyâ€”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.