Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Tuesday Titles 135..

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: Julia Quinn

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.
So, if you're not hooked on the concept of this book by reading the back cover, I'll try and list some more reasons why you need to read this, right away:

Edward is adorable.
The writing style is just perfect - within the first couple of pages I was completely and utterly immersed in the story - why would Cecilia lie about being married to Edward...?
Yes, we're talking about war-time romance, still manages to be light-hearted, frothy and thoroughly enjoyable. It's been my go-to read for the last few days so has barely left my side.

Cloudy Shield Moonstone Ring*

Speaking of things which have barely left my side, this ring arrived the other day as well and I have to admit, I love it. I'd never really owned any moonstone jewellery before, and I'd usually go for something more costume and a little less dainty if I were picking a ring to wear with an outfit, but this Cloudy Shield rind from Moonstone Magic is kind of perfect with everything. 

I really like the elegant yet dainty twisted ring, and the fact that the stone itself seems to take on different colours depending on the light it's in. This does make it a little tricky to photograph nicely, though. I'll work on that! Have you had moonstone jewellery before? 


  1. I LOVE Julia Quinn's books but I HAVEN'T READ THIS ONE!!! They are great fun. Glad you enjoyed this one.
    I really like moonstones! I had a beautiful ring which I used to wear and then it just went missing-a bit like a lovely daisy necklace that CBC bought me!!

    1. I'd never had a moonstone before, but they just have such a mystical look to them.