The Major's Mistake (Scandalous Secrets Series, Book 3)

The Major's Mistake (Scandalous Secrets Series, Book 3)

by Andrea Pickens

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ISBN-13: 9781614174578
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Scandalous Secrets Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 130,873
File size: 1 MB

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Major's Mistake 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
rsstick on LibraryThing 8 months ago
October 1801: Newlyweds Miranda and Julian Grosvenor are set up and driven apart by an unscrupulous older "friend" of the young and inexperienced Julian. Angry and hurt, Julian shuts the door on his wife, and within 15 minutes has put orders in motion to buy himself an army commission, and to divorce his wife for her apparent adultery. April 1808: Major Lord Julian Grosvenor, now Marquess of Sterling, has sold his commission due to a serious leg wound, and returned to London but finds it boring and empty. He decides to ruralize for a time and along his batman/valet retires to a minor estate which he hasn't visited in years. Almost immediately he encounters his former wife and makes a number of discoveries which rock his world and his concept of himself. Lady Miranda, too, has truths she must face, as the two of them put the past to rest, live in the present, and determine the course of their futures. It takes a lot of storytelling to make Julian's early rejection of Miranda sympathetic enough for us to like him, but Pickens is up to the task, and she even brings us along to the point where we can see that Miranda shares some fault in the rupture of their marriage. My greatest objection to this work is in regard to the military end of the backstory. If Julian Grosvenor had bought a commission it would not have been a majority. I think the highest commission that could be initially purchased was a captaincy, or perhaps a lieutenancy. The Peninsular War did not begin until 1807, nor was Wellington on the Peninsula until the summer of 1808, therefore those details are colorful but impossible. I found it distracting. All the same, I enjoyed the tale.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book...great characters and plot. Didn't want to put book down and sad to come to an end. Another great author to add to my list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book all the way through until it got to the ending. It seemed rushed. Justin wasn't told that the Marquess was his father, only that they were coming to live with him, a divorce in Regency times was shameful. How in the world were they supposed to get back into society after such a scandal. Not enough interaction between the Marquess and Miranda. I think they end of the story could have been fleshed out a bit more. Nevertheless I would recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly entertaining recommend very much
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