For three long and lonely years, Tristan Trent, the Marquess of Hopkins, waited for his wife Elaina's return. Eyewitnesses insist no one could have survived the storm that swept her overboard, but Tristan refuses to give up hope—even when he is trapped into a betrothal he doesn't want and forced to declare Elaina dead.
Elaina Trent has no memories of her life before waking in Alderney surrounded by strangers, and three years of trying to recall an elusive history has left her life in limbo. Determined to have a future even though her past is gone, she accepts a marriage proposal and a promise for a new life. But when a man claiming to be her brother-in-law stumbles across her, Elaina has no choice except to end her engagement and return to a husband she no longer knows.
When Elaina and Tristan are finally reunited, she still cannot recall what they once shared. Can she begin anew with a gentleman she doesn't even know and hope that love grows once again, or will they remain strangers forever?
should be book 11 in Tenacious Trents series
The Forgotten Marquess is book one in The Other Trents series by Jane Charles. I can’t give it more than a 3 star rating and here’s why. I have never read her previous series called The Tenacious Trents. Since I’ve not read any of the Trent books I found myself completely lost through most of the beginning of the book - the first 9 or so chapters I was floundering. Why not just make this book 11 in the Tenacious Trent series? I think labeling this book first in a series implies that the reader doesn’t need knowledge of previous stories or characters. If this book is meant to begin a new series then I shouldn’t have to go back and read anything else prior to this story. I finally threw in the towel at chapter 19 out of 34. I will probably go back and read The Tenacious Trents series when I have more time. Charles is a good author. I have read Her Muse, Lord Patrick and loved it. I was given a copy of this book.