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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Julia Quinn's latest romance offers a refreshing departure from Regency ballrooms, with a story that’s reminiscent of the rom-com classic While You Were Sleeping. Cecilia Harcourt travels from England to the war-torn colonies to seek her missing brother. To gain access and information, she must pretend to be married to comatose Captain Edward Rokesby—and things get even more complicated when he wakes up. We loved the novel’s Revolutionary War setting and slow-burn love story, which sets it apart from the historical romance crowd.
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The Girl With A Make-Believe Husband
The Bridgestone Series are a favorite reading series for me. I laughed and teared up with each book I read. Julia Quinn has a way of bringing the best out of each character. They become friends that you want to know personally. Each book is a gem!
Hilarious Opening Chapter
By far the best first chapter of any of the Bridgerton books I’ve read. Witty, charming...I couldn’t put it down! I’ve reread the book in its entirety several times now. I love the comedy aspect with the romance-by far my favorite author to read!!
Not her best work... this was boring and was far too long. No chemistry between characters... and it was "love" in two chapters.