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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 (79 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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Dreadful

Really awful writing (forced and pompous) and very stilted performance. Avoid this one! . .