An Infamous Marriage 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 excha

  • Title: An Infamous Marriage
  • Author: Susanna Fraser
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  • Northumberland, 1815At 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 wars to fight, Jack is ready to attempt a peace treaty of his own.Elizabeth Armstrong is on the warpath She never expected fideNorthumberland, 1815At 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 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 Now that he s back, she has no intention of sharing her bed with him or providing him with an heir unless he can earn her forgiveness No matter what feelings he ignites within her Jack is not expecting a spirited, confident woman in place of the meek girl he left behind As his desire intensifies, he wants much than a marriage in name only But winning his wife s love may be the greatest battle he s faced yet.

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    1. 4.5 starsMajor-General Sir John (Jack) Armstrong is sailing home to England. With the hostilities between England and America finally at an end, Jack is returning to his farm in Northumberland and his wife, Elizabeth. For Jack, a career military man, peace time does not rest easy with him. Neither does the prospect of seeing his wife for the first time in five years. For their marriage was one of convenience, duty and honour. Elizabeth, briefly married to Jack's best friend Giles, gave her word [...]

    2. This is easily one of the best historical romances I’ve read. The story of a marriage of convenience is not an unusual one in the genre, but what I really liked about this one was the fact that at least a third of the book is taken up with showing us what life is like for the protagonists after they have made a go of their marriage and admitted their love for one another. In many books, that’s more or less the end of the story, but not here.The characterisation in the novel is excellent. Jac [...]

    3. Susanna Fraser has yet to let me down when it comes to her very earthy regencies with their more character driven plot and characters that never come across as two dimensional sexual creatures that have more modern tastes then someone from that time and era. Fraser hits the right note when it comes to the infidelity portrayed in this story. It's not an easy subject and not one to take lightly, but Fraser shows all angles of those in the marriage that are affected by the infidelity and the streng [...]

    4. Fraser's third novel confirms my opinion of her as a go-to writer for Regency romance that is actually set in the Regency rather than in that Never-Neverland mash-up that's been dubbed "The Recency" or "Almackistan." It's a gracefully written, authentic feeling story.Soldier Jack Armstrong is too honorable to ignore a deathbed promise, and so he dutifully marries his best friend's widow just before heading back to the war. But his resentment about being forced to marry a "dull, cold mouse" leads [...]

    5. Buddy-read with Bubulinea.We've established we don't wish each other dead. I suppose it's a beginning.Two things I knew for sure at the beginning of my reading journey:1) Susanna Fraser is a writer who can pen a fabulous character-driven story, and 2) The main conflict of this particular story is the hero’s infidelity- always a risky subject in romance.I’m happy to report the journey was thought-provoking and entertaining, infused with gratifying realism and historical accuracy. It featured [...]

    6. 3 stars"The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war."-John Lyly If there is one thing John Armstrong knows, it's war. He's wanted to be a soldier all his life and has done his best to become the best he could be. But, love Love might be harder to gain. Especially since he's been married for 5 years to a woman he barely knows as a result to a pledge made to his dying friend. Fortunately he's spent those five years away at war. Unfortunately, he now has to get back to his ball and chain.El [...]

    7. I loved this book! It's one of those books where the more I think about it, the more I love it: the hero and heroine, the story, the tone, how everything is dealt with. I could go on AT LENGTH, so I'll just make a short list of two of my favorite things:1. I love the hero and heroine. Normally part of thewish-fulfillment fantasy of a romance for me (as a reader AND a writer) is imagining myself as a more heroic and dramatic PERSON, if that makes sense--like, "What if I were as fabulous as this h [...]

    8. DNFJack and Elizabeth marry because of a promise to Elizabeth's dying husband, though neither is particularly excited about it. Jack doesn't think too highly of Elizabeth's looks or sex appeal (he compares her to the women he's had in the past), and he goes off to war without consummating the marriage, staying gone for several years. Eventually Elizabeth hears of his infidelity. Some of what she heard is wrong, but the fact remains that he slept with other women while they were apart and she's a [...]

    9. Five++ Stars!I am a big fan of Carla Kelly's historical romances, so I can pay Susanna Fraser no higher compliment than to say that An Infamous Marriage is very Carla Kellyesqe. The plot, the pacing, and the characterization are all excellent. The story of how this marriage of convenience becomes a love match is deep and moving. Actually, the plot is rather simple. Around 1810 newly knighted Major General Sir John (Jack) Armstrong returns to his family home in Yorkshire after years with the Army [...]

    10. Thank you NetGalley and Carina Press for giving me the opportunity to read AN INFAMOUS MARRIAGE.First, I need to say that infidelity in a ROMANCE tends to squick me out. I've stopped reading other books that have this element in them. Having said that, THIS book made both of these characters human in their acts and reactions.General Jack Armstrong felt badly the first time he broke his vows. And then figured that his wife, Elizabeth, back in England while he was in Canada, would never find out. [...]

    11. Buddy-read with Lyuda. And thanks again for another lovely buddy-read with you!Since I read this together with Lyuda, and we agreed on actually every point, I'll be referring to her brilliant review a lot. She also provides a very good description of the plot which allows me to be lazy and leave it out. Sorry, love! An Infamous Marriage is an exceptionally lovely story of two very normal people with normal backgrounds who first meet under sad circumstances and who unwillingly end up in a marriag [...]

    12. It was very well written, very simple, yet at the same time very engaging reading.Unfortunatelly, lack of time, I could finish it in a long time and it caused break the enjoyment. However, with any other books, I would completly lost my intrest.I like how author picturized the importance of communication and honesty in a relationship. How it helps to building trust and let other person come closer to you and then how they start to love each other.There wasn't anything artificial about their rela [...]

    13. I am a bit of a stickler for accuracy in the historical romances I read. To come across some mistake which could have been avoided by a 30 second browse through , or a quick read of one of the many easy guides to life in the past (like Jane Austen's England) strikes me, to be honest, as a bit lazy or sloppy in an author. Then you come across romances, like this one, provided by the publisher through netgalley, in which the accuracy and detail is not only really solid, but beautifully woven into [...]

    14. I don't like infidelity in a romance, but if it has to be there, then this is how it should be done. Very solid 4/5 stars, with a full review to follow.

    15. One word review: competent.Damning with faint praise? A little.I feel pretty passive about the whole experience of this book, which may say more about my current headspace than the book itself.This was a pleasant, even, well-written romance with some good sex. It was period appropriate and I liked the heroine a lot. The romance between the H/h developed nicely, starting from a place of animosity and growing into believable love. By the end I was very much sold on them as a good married couple wi [...]

    16. I'll start by saying that the only reason I didn't enjoy this story completely is because of a personal story-reading taste of mine that I think most people don't share -- and the very incident that poked me in this sore spot was later resolved in one of the nicest parts of the whole novel -- so now I think it was all worth it.An Infamous Marriage has one of my very favorite kinds of romance: the kind in which there's some sort of marriage of convenience that begins when the parties are (at best [...]

    17. 3.25 Stars.There was some great parts in the middle, where he was earning back her trust and she was striving forward, but all of the society stuff and battles takes away from it. I couldn't wait for the book to be over.

    18. I love a marriage of convenience story more than almost anything, and this was a very good one. Major-General Jack Armstrong, has been away from England and his wife, Elizabeth, for five years. They'd married after Giles, Jack's best childhood friend and Elizabeth's husband of only a fortnight, fell horribly ill and made them promise to wed if he should die. Elizabeth had no family to take care of her, and Giles wants his friend to make sure she was secure and safe after his death.Jack takes his [...]

    19. There js something about two people intentionally or randomly thrown together into a marriage, and what they make of it, that really interests me. I thought that the premise of a dying husband asking his wife and his best friend to marry each other was awkwardly set up, but it did the trick of getting Elizabeth and Jack married so we could get on to the meat of the story.It was interesting that Jack, a man who keeps his word and who has a strong sense of honor, thought nothing of cheating on the [...]

    20. Cheat its not easy matters for me, unforgivable but in this story i quite understand why H cheat.So H is an war soldier and h is plain, mouse creature woman.They married because request from Elizabeth dying husband. This story about betrayed, process to know each other and forgiven. I think first impressions Jack is rather immature for people aged like him (30 years old). He doesn't want to marry Elizabeth, he feel like trap to married with plain ugly woman just because friend death bed promise. [...]

    21. 3.5 stars rounded up.What do you expect from a marriage between two strangers, forced by a deathbed promise? Not rainbows and roses for Elizabeth. She understood her duties and obligations in exchange for a place to call home. But never she thought it would include being humiliated when the scandal of Jack's affairs reach her peaceful village.While Elizabeth realistically didn't expect Jack to celibate, as theirs wasn't a love match, she thought Jack could be discreet and didn't make a fool of t [...]

    22. Sometimes it's so nice to sit down with an honest, quality book at the end of the day. It doesn't always happen, but it did today (and yesterday, when I started this :D). I'm tempted to put this on my favorites list but will think on it a little bit before doing so. It didn't change my life, but I found it so heart-warming. I can't stand corny, overly-sentimental crap and there was not a single bit of that in this book. It wasn't a story about a love that moves mountains. It wasn't melodramatic, [...]

    23. I knew this would be a super angsty read and it is. Does he redeem himself? I think so But he will never be on my top list of romantic heroes. so 3.5 stars rounded up cause I can see myself revisiting this one.When Jack's bff dies, he makes a deathbed promise to take care of his wife. So he marries Elizabeth and then promptly takes off for Canada for 5 long years. He resents marrying her and his last memory of her is of a dowdy sickly woman well duh! She was grieving. She doesn't expect him to b [...]

    24. An Infamous Marriage by Susanna FraserHistorical RomanceEbookNovember 5, 2012Carina PressObtained through Net GalleyFavorite Quote: “He may not earned the right, but he meant to live worthily of his extraordinary wife from this day forward.” Jack Armstrong has spent his whole life on the battlefield, but nothing prepares him for battle he will have to fight in his own home. Jack married Elizabeth for convenience, then returned to the front lines. With the marriage left unconsummated and only [...]

    25. An Infamous Marriage by Susanna Fraser4/5 starsSource: NetgalleyGeneral Jack Armstrong’s life is planned; he will live and die as a member of the military and there will be no one to get in his way. If only the universe had been aware of Jack’s plans then he wouldn’t find himself returning home to a woman he hasn’t seen in five years and only married as a means of fulfilling a death-bed promise made to his best friend. Elizabeth Armstrong never thought she would find herself married, wid [...]

    26. I bought this on a whim a couple of weeks ago, based solely on a comment on a blog. On the lookout for a Regency with some weight to it, this seemed to fit the bill for me.Boy did it ever.I know a lot of people don’t like reading about cheating in their romances. However I’ve seen more than one person comment that if you’re going to have cheating in a book, Susanna Fraser does it the best way. I absolutely agree with that, and would tell people for whom this is a deal-breaker to give the b [...]

    27. Well-written w/ engaging storyline which carries into the Battle of Waterloo. But unfortunately, among other things, 2nd book this month in which info/statements from the beginning of the book undermined credibility/believability @ the back-end.Romance too rushed/underdeveloped. Never felt that the H redeemed himself; IMO, he was deceptive, selfish & cowardly for 99% of the book who seemed to confess & apologise for repeated adultery only *after* being found out. What import, that? Add t [...]

    28. If you like Carla Kelly, I think you'd really like Susanna Fraser. Practical heroine, career military hero. My only quibble was the faux conflict at the end, it seemed sort of trite compared towar.

    29. There is a lot to love about this book. There was also a lot that bugged me. First, you need to know that this book centers around a couple who have an unconsummated marriage of convenience. They are virtual strangers. Jack leaves right away for Canada and goes on to have several very scandalous affairs while there. Elizabeth never expected faithfulness from a man she barely knows, but she did expect respect and discretion.Wow, this book is full of angst. I don't know why I read books like this [...]

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