She and I share a love of British soldiers—Regency-era, that is—and Wellington. I give An Infamous Marriage 4 stars. The romance was sweet and passionate and the characters felt so real…An Infamous Marriage is a spectacular historical romance. Susanna will give away one download of An Infamous Marriage to one lucky commenter here, but there is more! That grand prize winner will be drawn by Susanna on Nov.
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Dutifully Jack lifted his glass. A dozen men feasted and drank together in the narrow, low-ceilinged room, but Jack alone wore army red amid a sea of naval blue. The captain's cook had outdone himself in honor of the evening's celebration. The last survivor of the ship's pigs had been sacrificed and devoured as a succulent roast, and now a spotted dog and a jam roly-poly graced the table in a double measure of pudding. How many of us truly want peace?
Jack hid a sigh as he downed what he believed was his seventh glass of wine. He couldn't say he did. He had begun this journey to England hoping not for peace or even a lengthy respite at home, but to argue for a better strategy to take back to Canada with him.
He thought he knew how to regain control of the Great Lakes, and he believed he could make arguments for the utility of an Indian buffer state that would sway even the most hard-hearted and pragmatic politicians into doing right by their native allies for a change.
But today they had met a westward-bound ship carrying word of a treaty with the Americans, and all his scheming was at an end. Peace at last. Peace with America, as they had made peace with France last year when Bonaparte finally gave up and abdicated.
Jack wasn't ready for it. He had been too long convalescing from the wounds he'd received at Queenston Heights. He needed another chance to prove his courage and talent, that he actually deserved the knighthood and promotion to major-general he'd been awarded while he lay in hospital. Jack smiled. Perhaps they shall send me back to Canada. He'd lived most of his adult life there, and when he thought of home, he pictured its woods and wildernesses, not the Northumberland village of his childhood.
Whatever the terms of this peace with the Americans, Canada would still need to be garrisoned, and who better for the command than a man who knew and loved the place as he did? Jack certainly didn't want to go back to Selyhaugh. Everything he had ever loved about his native village had died first with his best friend and then his mother.
All he had left was a wife he hadn't wanted even when he spoke his vows. But if I should ever make admiral, I might begin to desire one. A country estate, a place in society, a family of my own. It sounded seductive in the abstract, Jack admitted. Despite his long years away, he still felt the weight of his lineage. His mother would have wanted grandchildren to live on the family land. His uncle would have raged to think that after all his efforts to get Jack established in the army and raised to high rank and dignity, his wayward nephew might willfully fail to father a son to carry on the warlike Armstrong traditions.
But Jack had been avoiding Elizabeth for too many years to feel sanguine about the prospect. Shop 1 Books 2. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Explore Now. Buy As Gift. Overview Northumberland, At long last, Britain is at peace, and General Jack Armstrong is coming home to the wife he barely knows.
Wed for mutual convenience, their union unconsummated, the couple has exchanged only cold, dutiful letters. With no more wars to fight, Jack is ready to attempt a peace treaty of his own. Elizabeth Armstrong is on the warpath. She never expected fidelity from the husband she knew for only a week, but his scandalous exploits have made her the object of pity for years.
As his desire intensifies, he wants much more than a marriage in name only. But winning his wife's love may be the greatest battle he's faced yet.
About the Author Susanna Fraser has been writing since the age of 9. Her youthful efforts featured talking horses, but she now writes Regency-set historicals with a focus on the soldiers who fought the Napoleonic Wars. For more information on Susanna and her books, visit susannafraser. Read an Excerpt "To peace! Show More. Related Searches. A Grave Inheritance. Yet enduring the scorn of London's most noble lords and ladies is a small price to pay for a View Product.
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Review: An Infamous Marriage by Susanna Fraser
Posted November 8, by Tracy in Reviews 1 Comment. Northumberland, At long last, Britain is at peace, and General Jack Armstrong is coming home to the wife he barely knows. Wed for mutual convenience, their union unconsummated, the couple has exchanged only cold, dutiful letters. With no more wars to fight, Jack is ready to attempt a peace treaty of his own. Elizabeth Armstrong is on the warpath. She never expected fidelity from the husband she knew for only a week, but his scandalous exploits have made her the object of pity for years.
An Infamous Marriage
We've established we don't wish each other dead. I suppose it's a beginning. Big thanks to my fellow reading traveler Bubulinea! You made the journey so much more memorable and enjoyable :.
JOINT REVIEW: An Infamous Marriage by Susanna Fraser
Sunita : I had committed to reading this, and when I saw that Jennie was going to review it I thought a joint review would be fun. Jennie : Jack Armstrong is on a brief leave home from service in Canada, visiting his mother, who suffers from dementia, in his home village of Selyhaugh. He stops in to see his good friend, the Reverend Giles Hamilton, and to meet the new wife Giles has been singing the praises of in letters. Jack finds Giles deathly ill with the chicken pox, and his wife understandably distraught. He finds it hard to believe that this pale, plain little woman is the beauty Giles raved about in his letters. Nevertheless, after Giles dies, both agree to honor their promise.
Susanna Fraser and An Infamous Marriage
I received this book free from NetGalley for an honest review. I need to tell you that I usually do not like historical romance, but I absolutely loved this one. Susanna Fraser has been writing since the age of 9. Her youthful efforts featured talking horses, but she now writes Regency-set historicals with a focus on the soldiers who fought the Napoleonic Wars. For more information on Susanna and her books, visit susannafraser.