She has been happily married for eighteen years to a sweet and funny guy, and they have four sons, who are all taller than Ruth now that they're 12, 13, 14, and The good thing is she doesn't need a ladder, and there's always someone to take care of a mouse that squeezes its way into her Montana home. She considers herself very lucky to have led such a charmed life. Being able to play with characters and create stories is just icing on the cake. Hopefully, she'll get to keep doing this many years to come.
About Publish Join Sign In. Readers Benefits of registering Where are my ebooks? Ask it above. Adult Rated 4. In an act of desperation, the Duchess of Watkins and the butler bury her dead husband in secret. On their way back to the manor, they find a stranger who has been beaten and left for dead. And he looks just like her husband. Dare they replace her husband with a counterfeit? And if they do, what consequences will come as a result of their lie? A conspiring duchess. Can hearts be true in the midst of double deception?
Anna feels little anguish when she sees the dead body of her husband.
The young widow has no plans to mourn over the cruel Duke of Watkins, but she knows that his untimely death will put her at the mercy of his malicious younger brother. Just when she thinks the charade is in the clear, the truth bubbles to the surface. Can Anna convince the amnesiac of her love before losing her husband a second time?
Her Counterfeit Husband is an enthralling Regency romance. Download: epub mobi Kindle lrf more pdb. Price: Free! Add to Library. Create Widget. So, why not a perfect 5 stars? Two issues. One that was a bit of a believability problem that most would not think about or notice, but me being the anal person that I am saw it and it nagged my brain. The other issue is not due to lack of logic or believability but more of a future problem or annoyance.
Her asshole husband was said to have had a few bastard children. So it stands to reason, the lack of children was not his fault but hers. So it becomes a surprise to me when Anna gets pregnant with the new and improved Dukes child. I'm just having a hard time buying that in 6 years she didn't conceive. It would have made more sense if one of them were incapable, but clearly neither were.
Annoyance: The new and improved Duke still cannot remember his past. He does find the missing pieces to who he really is, but that person is suposed to be dead. So in the end they all decide it is better that he just continue to maintain the Duke's identity Jason-1st husband since no one else knows Jason died.
No one also knows that he is really the Dukes elder twin Allistair who has supposedly died at birth but was actually sold to the circus the circus people are the ones who tried to kill him later and left him for dead in the road. So what happens when one day down the road, these women and children decide to seek him out? I mean he's a Duke, surely someone someday will want money or such.. Well, anyway, I am weird to think about these things that no one else probably ever would.. Have I confused you yet? Clearly one of the authors best.
I will totally recommend this to friends! View all 13 comments. Mar 18, Farshana rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle. This book has been in my TBR for a long time and I remember adding it feeling excited about the whole prospect of amnesia and impersonation.
Anna has already suffered enough from her abusive husband so when it looks like her more unscrupulous brother-in-law is going to become the next Duke, she decides to take matters into her own hands. With the help of the butler, Appleton she replaces her dead husband with a stranger look-alike and his amnesia aids in Anna's cause.
The slow growth of romance This book has been in my TBR for a long time and I remember adding it feeling excited about the whole prospect of amnesia and impersonation. The slow growth of romance between them was a pleasant read with a sensible and steady approach. I would have loved the book with a bit more spark in the story, even with the mystery of the stranger's identity, there was still a lack of urgency.
Overall, An enjoyable read. Apr 16, L. The premise sounded so interesting that I just couldn't help myself but buy it. And now that I finally got to reading it, I was a bit disappointed. It was so predictable and slow, that it took me forever to finish it. Or maybe it was slow for me, because it was predictable. I don't know, but it was somewhat a 'meh' book for me. Predictability aside, I simply couldn't connect to any of the characters. There was barely any charact 2. There was barely any character development. Anna was annoying. She found this guy, with no memories of his past mind you, places him in her husbands place and gets annoyed and irritated that he does not behave like she wants him to.
The guy believes her lies and is a nice guy especially compared to the abusive real Jason and she pushes him away because it's 'oh so wrong' , only to obviously give in in the end. Although she is somewhat the MC, she is the character I disliked the most. Even more that Mason. I mean, we expect him to be evil for the story to have any plot at all. Still not the worst book I have read. And the writing style was ok. Jul 04, bell rated it really liked it. First let me state that even though I gave this book 4 stars, I did not enjoy it. The book was well written and the characters developed, if I had enjoyed the premise I would have liked the book much more.
Since my dislike is due to my personal tastes, I thought I should be fair hence the star review. The story is really about 2 strangers sweetly romancing each other and building a strong relationship. I realize that some people are totally into that and if thats your thing, you would probably en First let me state that even though I gave this book 4 stars, I did not enjoy it.
I realize that some people are totally into that and if thats your thing, you would probably enjoy this book. The books plot has been covered nicely, so I won't regurgitate it. Suffice to say , that I felt a lot of this book was totally unbelievable and I am a gullible sort. Both the hero and heroine seemed like wimps to me and I have a preference for arrogant men, especially if they are dukes, which neither were in this book. They seemed almost child like and I jut couldn't like them. I actually felt the two evil brothers were much more interesting.
There is one or two love scenes which are in the PG rating. Feb 06, April rated it it was amazing. I read this book last of the series bc I was just to impatient to read about Perry's story. I did enjoy this story. I loved the end where he turned out to be relation after all.
I think that maybe I should have read them in order bc I found myself again feeling sorry for perry when already knew his situation. Jun 01, Squallogal rated it liked it. The plot was made to fit and not very realistic. Saying that, the writing was fine and the characters, though two dimensional were fine. I didn't buy into the stilted romance. It's more a thriller than historical romance.
All the characters that should get there comeuppance die. There's no other plot. Some unimportant characters are highlighted and we spend more time with them than we should. It was ok. I'm sure I'll have forgotten it by tomorrow. Jun 28, P. Once upon a time, some place else in the universe, there was a mean duke. He died.
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His duchess and the butler buried him the forest. And they lived happily ever after a bit of strife. And they lived happily every after! Two stars for sheer hilarity, although I doubt you can read the whole thing.
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This was as unrealistic as it could be. Jan 20, Jayna rated it liked it. I generally read these types of books when I'm stressed as a type of escapism. This book had a different plot than most, which was appreciated. Unrealistic, yes, but different. Jul 03, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: historical , ebook , romance. Interestingly, I looked over my reviews of the other books by Nordin that I have read and found that I had the same problem with three of the five. While the plot was great, the writing simply did not flow. I think this was also a problem in the other two as I did have to reread sections but I put that down to tiredness at the time.
Oct 14, Candace rated it liked it Shelves: did-not-finish. Didn't finish this one. The writing style was not my cup of tea and nothing in the first few chapters really jumped out at me as super original.
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I've given it a 3 star because it wasn't bad by any means, I just couldn't finish it. The premise person with amnesia passed off as a spouse has been done before. The heroine also starts off with a very generic relationship between her and the hero, in that, well, she doesn't want to be around him.
As far as he's concerned they are actually married and Didn't finish this one. As far as he's concerned they are actually married and he's just trying to be friendly. Meanwhile, the heroine is super jumpy and abrasive because Actual Husband was a jerk. Yeah, just not super interesting execution at the beginning.
Apr 05, Abigail Laguda rated it it was amazing. Kar ching! I would have no memory too. Mar 15, Vivian Black rated it it was amazing. I read this in one sitting.. The "make-believe" Jason was such an enjoyable character..
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I read many,MANY books.. Apr 25, Joan added it Shelves: clunky , abandoned , english-setting. Apr 15, Lorraine Anton rated it really liked it. Great Anna and Jason weren't always a good couple. This book has a lot of ups and downs, and twist and turns in it. The characters make the book. Somehow things work out. Great ending. Happy ending. Apr 25, Margaret Taylor rated it it was amazing. Excellent Could not put this down.
It was totally different from any historical novel I have read before. Very interesting take on the storyline. Jun 26, Karen Darling rated it liked it Shelves: free. This was a very good story. I truly enjoyed it. It was hard to put it down. May 13, Pauline bird rated it did not like it. Not good I only read the first grandparents of this book, as it was boring and some what predictable, it was not really my cup of tea. Apr 23, Marilyn rated it really liked it.
Good This book shows why women in the USA worked so hard for women's rights. Apr 01, Jackie rated it really liked it Shelves: free , free-ebook , freebie , free-kindle-read-from-amazon , pleasure-reading , kindle-free-read , kindle-freebie , read-digital-copy , read-in , historical.
Full of twists that were easy to follow and some that were also expected as well. Apr 25, Evelyn Derenzy rated it it was amazing. A great romance of Jason and Anna as they traverse through the unknown of losing a memory and finally find themselves as one. Jun 01, Earms rated it it was amazing. Her Counterfeit Husband This was a good read which I greatly enjoyed reading and couldn't put down till the end. Romance, intrigue, mystery, all wrapped up in one. Apr 01, Margaret Heinrich rated it really liked it.
Nordin's story, as always, draws you ever deeper and keeps you interested. Good read, interesting characters, loved it! Aug 14, Country Goose rated it it was ok. Highly Predictable, Easy Read Classic story of an abusive husband on his deathbed, his wife ready for the relationship to end but dreading the worse corrupt brother taking his place. After her husband's death, Anna and her butler plan to conceal his death by burying his body far away and claim he is away to heal. On a turn of events, they stumble upon a lookalike of the deceased Duke.
Forming a new plan, they determine the best course of action is to play off the doppelganger as the duke. Overall, Highly Predictable, Easy Read Classic story of an abusive husband on his deathbed, his wife ready for the relationship to end but dreading the worse corrupt brother taking his place. Overall, I enjoyed parts of the story.