An Infamous Marriage

  • by Susanna Fraser
  • Narrated by Camme Tyla
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Northumberland, 1815
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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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.
6 stars.

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I Couldn't Finish It :-(

The story had a good theme--'boyhood friend promises to marry wife of dying friend to save her from poverty', but not written well, in my opinion. It wasn't just the over-much detail, but that the detail added nothing to the story-- like helping to transport yourself into the story or picture the surroundings...it's hard to explain.

On the upside, I liked the characters...but It would have been nice if the "Hero" soldier had not sounded just like his wife. It's hard to picture a tall, handsome, muscular man with the voice of a soft spoken women. The monotone narrater became irritating with no inflection in her voice, it was hard to tell who was speaking with her hum-drum voice.

Since it cost me a credit, I stayed with it for about 6-7 hours hoping it would get better, but....

This was my first Susanna Fraser book, and probably my last.
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- Lady M

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2012
  • Publisher: Carina Press