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  • The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgerton Prequel

  • The Rokesbys, Book 2
  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Series: The Rokesbys, Book 2
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance, Historical
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)

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Summary

Return to the world of the Bridgertons....

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 neighbour 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.

©2021 Julia Quinn (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance." (Romantic Time)

"The next best thing to Georgette Heyer." (Gloss)

"A smart, funny touch...reminiscent of Helen Fielding." (Time Magazine)

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Superb listening Storyline.

I just love all Julia Quinn’s audible books. This is about the 24th one I have listened to. I really enjoy them when Rosalyn Landor is the narrator, as she speaks so clear and plays the part of the character’s so well, she keeps me glued to listening longer than I should at any one time. Brilliant listen.

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Still happily reading Bridgerton stories

I find it fascinating how good these books are to make me excited for the next one.
How is there still more in this world that I each to hear?

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Loved it!

Can't wait to read the next in this series! It's so addictive, love the author 's style, the narrative is excellent!

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Sensible Miss Harcourt!

I enjoyed the book thoroughly and hope there will be a continuation. Pretty bold moves Cecelia made for the times.....

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A very Good yarn!

A page turner! You know the ending but can't wait to hear the result! Great narration by Rosalyn Landor. It would be a good story even without the sex scenes.

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Great narrator

Loved it! Narrator is amazing - how she brings those male voices alive honestly unbelievable.

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Great, story and narration

Love these stories, they are clever, witty and easy to listen to. The narrator is brilliant, one if the best in my opinion.

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Sublime.

Wonderful as usual. Can’t wait to listen to the next 2 in this prequel to Bridgerton.

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Oh dear !

Maybe I’ve listened to too many Julia Quinn but this was dire ! Repetitive , boring insipid characters, skipped several chapters but still knew what was going on

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Another fantastic listen!

I have loved every book I have listened to by Julia Quinn and this is no exception. I loved it from start to finish. The narrator is just brilliant!

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  • 14-05-22

Rosalyn Landor.

Rosalyn Landor is one of the best narrators out there , the book was good but the narrator makes it perfect. Sometimes the book is good but the narrator makes you hate it.

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  • Vasiliki Gkatzima
  • 07-03-22

I LOVED IT!!!!

What a beautiful beautiful novel! It brought me tears and happiness! This author is so so amazing ! Such a great story !!! One of my favorites from Julia Quinn!