The Ideal Husband (Hamelin, #1)

The Ideal Husband (Hamelin, #1)

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by Shari Anton
     
 

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He was her hero

Leah of Pecham has no choice but to return home from France to Cornwall in disgrace, to face her father’s wrath and her brother’s scorn. Fate takes an odd twist when a handsome, gallant stranger ensures she survives a shipwreck, and as result he suffers injuries so grievous that the doctors hold no hope of recovery

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He was her hero

Leah of Pecham has no choice but to return home from France to Cornwall in disgrace, to face her father’s wrath and her brother’s scorn. Fate takes an odd twist when a handsome, gallant stranger ensures she survives a shipwreck, and as result he suffers injuries so grievous that the doctors hold no hope of recovery for the man they assume is her husband. Unwilling to abandon Geoffrey, she arranges to take her unconscious ‘husband’ home to die, allowing the falsehood to stand in an attempt to help mend her tattered reputation. She prepares to live life as a respectable widow – until the day Geoffrey wakes.

She saved him from certain death

Geoffrey Hamelin remembers nothing before waking in a strange bed with a beautiful woman hovering over him – not the shipwreck that left him broken and battered, nor the woman who has tenderly nursed him. Not even his name. Confused, he isn’t unhappy to learn that Leah is his wife, though he loathes having landed in a nest of smugglers. Geoffrey struggles to regain his strength and falls deeply in love with the woman he believes is his – until the day his less-than-reputable past catches up with him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152728545
Publisher:
Anton Publish
Publication date:
04/12/2015
Series:
Hamelin , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
316,954
File size:
560 KB

Meet the Author

When Shari Anton took a creative writing class and found she possessed some talent for writing fiction, she dared to dream of a career that allowed her to work at home, shun pantyhose and take unlimited coffee breaks. Determined to write what she loved to read - historical romance - she spent the next few years learning the craft of writing a novel. Her persistence paid off in 1997. Since then she has written novels for such publishers as Harlequin, Warner Books and Grand Central Publishing.

Anton and her husband live in Wisconsin, have two grown children, and do their best to spoil their grandchildren. Every chance they get, they pack up the Harley and hit the road. Traveling companions can expect to find a visit to a Civil War battlefield, a medieval fair, or an historical society on the itinerary.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Wisconsin Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., and The Authors Guild.

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Ideal Husband 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ronnyj1503 More than 1 year ago
A highly enjoyable read, as all Shari Antons books are! Well researched historical, romantic fiction. I have most of Shari Antons books, and eagerly await the next, whatever it is.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sir Geoffrey Hamelin heads home after spending four years in France to attend his sister¿s wedding. He meets on the ship Leah of Pecham also going home after causing a scandal by running off with a lover who deserted her. When the ship catches fire near Dover, Geoffrey protects Leah and manages to get her a seat on one of the small rescue crafts. However, he is injured not long afterward and she rescues him only to find he probably will die.

Not wanting to leave him, she takes him to her father¿s home, but adopts the pretense that he is her husband after hearing a peasant say so. At her family home, her brother Odo is upset with the return of the prodigal daughter because he wants everything his father owns and plans to destroy his sibling to achieve his goal. Geoffrey recovers, but has amnesia and believes his savior is his beloved wife. As he and Leah fall in love, she knows there can be no happy ending once he recovers his memory and recognizes her as a scandalous fraud.

THE IDEAL HUSBAND is a delightful historical romance starring two courageous wary lead protagonists. The fast-paced story line will grip the audience from the point when Leah helps her seasick fellow traveler until the climax. Though Odo is obviously short for odious, fans will appreciate Shari Anton¿s warm tale of love with honor arriving when least expected.

Harriet Klausner