The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband
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The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

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'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' Romantic Times

'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss

'A smart, funny touch. . . reminiscent of Helen Fielding' Time Magazine
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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.

Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . .

'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' Booklist

'Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic' RT Book Reviews

'Like an episode of Downtown Abbey mixed with a great rom-com' iBooks Best Books of March

'Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time' Heroes and Heartbreakers

'Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight, where laughter trembles on the edges' Happy Ever After

'Quinn is a master of historical romance' Entertainment Weekly

'Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure' Harlequin Junkie

'This book was an utter delight . . . I just loved it' Love in a time of Feminism
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 159 x 199 x 26mm | 262g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349410542
  • 9780349410548
  • 75,454

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Quinn has a smart, funny touch...that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding * Time Magazine * Quinn's witty Regency-set romantic comedies are the next best thing to Georgette Heyer * Gloss * Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance * Romantic Times *
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About Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing university and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives with her family in Seattle, where she drinks a great deal of coffee.
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