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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. 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 more 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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By Dasi H on 11-06-12
Unusual & Touching romance
What made the experience of listening to An Infamous Marriage the most enjoyable?
is is one of the best books in my library.
It goes off the path if the standard historical romance,
Jack Armstrong and Elizabeth Hamilton marry after Elizabeth husband of 1 week dies, and makes them promise,to marry each other so Elizabeth is taken care of.
Jack Armstrong is a soldier home from Canada where he is serving in the British Army during the war with the Americas. He never had any intention of marrying especially to this dowdy drab woman in mourning.
They marry, a week later he goes back to Canada, never consummating their marriage.
E Elizabeth is left to manage the,estate and care for his sickly mother for 5 years. Yes she doesn't see him for 5 years, . They only correspond through letters.
While she is waiting back in England, he is bedding as many women as he can.
But she finds out. While she is hurt and angry, he makes the decision to try to make his marriage work.
But it's not so easy when he comes home. Elizabeth has changed, and he wants her, but she wants him punished.
What was one of the most memorable moments of An Infamous Marriage?
The moment she finds out that Jack held one more important piece of information from her.
Which character – as performed by Camme Tyla – was your favorite?
Loved both Jack & Elizabeth
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Homecoming , Heartbreak & Healing
Any additional comments?
Get this book! This reads like a diary that has been found in an old mansion. Relationships are one of the many casualties of war, this novel takes you through the forgiving and healing process.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Kimberly on 02-11-13
Average or maybe less
I tend to get irritated with problems that could have been ameliorated by communication. Of course had Jack continued to carry on knowing what he was doing wrong,vcvk, it may have been worse, and it really wouldn't ha changed the plot. But at least he would have known why Elizabeth was angry. Then there's the timing. The War of 1812 ended in February, 1815, and the soldiers who had been stationed in Canada prior to the war would have been unlikely to have been sent home immediately. But let's say he did get on the first ship out, he spent time in London before traveling home. Then he had to romance the angry wife and all of a sudden they're off to Belgium in March or April to wait for Napoleon to march out of Paris to Waterloo, the battle of which occurred in June, 1815. This timeline just doesn't work for me. Cognitive dissonance. I think, if I decide to give it a re-listen, I'll do some research of the British wars of the early 1800s first. Okay, all that aside, I wanted to slap the stuffing out of Elizabeth because she got angry over something she read he said right after their unconsummated marriage of convenience he said to his last English bedmate. The narration was okay - I wouldn't avoid a book because of her narration. Overall though, I won't likely listen again.
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