Monday, July 12, 2010

Barely a Lady Review & 5 Book Giveaway



Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform.

But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married.

To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets.

In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?


My thoughts - This was a very interesting story. Talk about forgiveness! Jack divorces a PREGNANT Olivia due to a misunderstanding and listening to his cousin instead of her. Then 5 yrs later she stumbles over him and realizes he's lost his memory. This really was a great historical romance with great characters.

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Giveaway will end July 28th at 11:59pm. The winners will be chosen by random.org and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S and Canada 18+

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52 comments:

Acting Balanced Mom said...

The last historical I read was The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner - not a romance but definitely a good read.

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The last historical I read would be Goldie and The Three Behr's by Harris Channing!! Great book!
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Thanks for the contest! The last historical fiction book I read was a romance called 'Stormfire' by the late Christine Monson.

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Last historical I've read was A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare.

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An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

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