Her Counterfeit Husband

Her Counterfeit Husband

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by Ruth Ann Nordin
     
 

The Duchess of Watkins' husband just died, and her unscrupulous brother-in-law is ready to step in as the Duke of Watkins. In desperation, the duchess enlists the help of the butler, and the two agree to quietly bury her husband and pretend he's still alive. It will be a secret they will take to their graves.

After burying him in a forest, they come across a

Overview

The Duchess of Watkins' husband just died, and her unscrupulous brother-in-law is ready to step in as the Duke of Watkins. In desperation, the duchess enlists the help of the butler, and the two agree to quietly bury her husband and pretend he's still alive. It will be a secret they will take to their graves.

After burying him in a forest, they come across a gentleman who has been beaten and left for dead. And this gentleman happens to look exactly like her husband. Seeing this as the answer to their prayers, they take him home in hopes he'll agree to be the new Duke of Watkins. There's only one problem. When he wakes up, he doesn't remember who he is.

Dare they replace her husband with a counterfeit? And if they do, what consequences will come as a result of their lie?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045056984
Publisher:
Ruth Ann Nordin
Publication date:
09/05/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
64,704
File size:
313 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I'm a stay-at-home mom of four school-aged boys and the proud wife of a veteran of the US Air Force. I live in Montana where I am fortunate to spend my days creating new worlds with characters I fall in love with. I've written fifty romances and have plans to write many more in the years to come.

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Her Counterfeit Husband 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
LauralynnElliott More than 1 year ago
I really like Ruth Ann Nordin's western romances, but I LOVE her regencies! Her Counterfeit Husband is definitely my favorite book by her so far. I won't go into details about the story because another reviewer did that, so I'll just say I couldn't put this book down. I loved the intrigue as well as the romance. There were a couple of surprises, which I always like in a book. If you like historical romance, this is the book for you!
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Her Counterfeit Husband by Ruth Ann Nordin Anna, Duchess of Watkins has a problem. Her husband of six years is dying. Since he's cruel that might be good...only it could get worse. If he dies his brother, Lord Mason, will inherit the title and with the way he leers at her, it's hard to know which is the worst evil. Fortunately between her faithful butler, Appleton, and herself a plan is formed when her husband dies. And the plan gets even better when they happen to find her husband’s look alike and he has no memory but the one Anna and Appleton give him. Jason Merrill, the Duke of Watkins. That is who he woke up believing he was. Not that he enjoyed any of his past indulgences such as drinking, gambling and women. He even has a great fear of the horse he once enjoyed riding. No, now he is softer and only enjoys being with his beautiful wife, Anna. But is he really who he believes he is? Or is he someone completely different who’s been tricked and if so, why? Ruth's jump from the wild west to historical England has been quite a success. Her first book is The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife and she brings a few characters from that book into this one in passing but this story is mostly about Anna, ‘Jason’ and his brother, Mason. Once again we see how keeping the truth from someone you love always comes back to bite you in the arse! **Sexual situations within marriage
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well-written, entertaining plot, with a twist. Clever idea for a story.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
VERY UNIQUE STORYLINE!!! LOVED IT!! I will not go into the premise of the story, as it has been written, BUT, my oh my, there is so much going on in this book, that you will be so entertained. I loved our H/h so much and the Butler was wonderful. There is lovemaking (within marriage), that is passionate, just descriptive enough to warm you up. I did figure out one part of the story, and do wonder why our h and Butler didn't, but that was the only problem I had. What our h suffered at the beginning of the book, tore at my heart. This is a very sweet romance, that you take you on a wonderful journey through the Regency period. (ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be reading the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK, it takes a lot to accept the premise of having your wicked husband die and, just after you secretly bury him, you happening to find his gravely identical twin who has amnesia. But, once you go with it, it is a fun read. Just enjoy it.
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists and turns in this adventure. Plenty of action and a few bag guys. A bit of a darker element running though the story but countered with true love, joy and happiness.  Adult read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Characters A story full of suspence, romance, and danger.
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A humerous romantic story to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and romantic. Loved this book!
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Good read but a little long
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The usual struggle but it's fun seeing how it all works out in the end.
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LORACH More than 1 year ago
Ruth Ann Nordin is one of my favorite writers. This one was delightful.
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