Review: The Girl With The Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn


Title: The Girl With The Make-Believe Husband

Author: Julia Quinn

Published: 30 May 2017

Publisher: Avon

Rating: 3/5

Goodreads Summary

While you were sleeping… 

With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He’s unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier’s life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie…

I told everyone I was your wife 

When Edward comes to, he’s more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out six months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is—even if he does not recall her face—and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though he’d always assumed he’d marry his neighbor back in England.

If only it were true… 

Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself—completely—to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby.


Man, I have not been lucky in my choices of books these days because like the others, the book is just okay for me. It isn’t as enjoyable as other Julia Quinn’s books that I have read but it was decent enough that I still had some fun reading it.

The plot was predictable and the romance again was predictable. There wasn’t much drama in the book, the heroine was the typical, brave sweet heroine borderline to being a saint and the hero was basically the same.

I was hoping that the whole Thomas issue would be some sort of undercover spy mission or that Edward was a rebel or like a spy and lost his memories and now needs the help from Cecilia to finish his mission but nope it didn’t happen. Everything was so humdrum.

Hence why I felt the book was just an okay read.

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