For three long and lonely years, Tristan Trent, the Marquess of Hopkins, waited for his wife Elaina's return. Eyewitnesses insist no one could have survived the storm that swept her overboard, but Tristan refuses to give up hope—even when he is trapped into a betrothal he doesn't want and forced to declare Elaina dead.
Elaina Trent has no memories of her life before waking in Alderney surrounded by strangers, and three years of trying to recall an elusive history has left her life in limbo. Determined to have a future even though her past is gone, she accepts a marriage proposal and a promise for a new life. But when a man claiming to be her brother-in-law stumbles across her, Elaina has no choice except to end her engagement and return to a husband she no longer knows.
When Elaina and Tristan are finally reunited, she still cannot recall what they once shared. Can she begin anew with a gentleman she doesn't even know and hope that love grows once again, or will they remain strangers forever?
About the Author
Jane Charles has lived in the Midwest her entire life. As a child she would more likely be found outside with a baseball than a book in her hand. In fact, Jane hated reading until she was sixteen. Out of boredom on a long road trip she borrowed her older sister’s historical romance and fell in love with reading. She long ago lost count of how many fiction novels she has read over the years and her love for them never died. Along with romance she has a passion for history and the two soon combined when she penned her first historical romance. What turned into a hobby became a passion, which has been fully supported by her husband, three children and three cats.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
How to recover from losing the woman you love? Trying to go on but never giving up... Then she returns and has no memory of her husband or their life. Will she ever be able to love him again when he has never stopped loving her? Jane Charles has begun this new series with an amazing tale of the heart and what it can endure when there seems no hope. An emotional tale with a few twist and turns that will pull at your heartstrings. I am not sure who I felt worse for, Elaina or Tristan. I could not wait to find out what happended and did not stop until the last page was turned. I highly recommend and cannot wait for the next book in this series!! Lori D
The Forgotten Marquess is book one in The Other Trents series by Jane Charles. I can’t give it more than a 3 star rating and here’s why. I have never read her previous series called The Tenacious Trents. Since I’ve not read any of the Trent books I found myself completely lost through most of the beginning of the book - the first 9 or so chapters I was floundering. Why not just make this book 11 in the Tenacious Trent series? I think labeling this book first in a series implies that the reader doesn’t need knowledge of previous stories or characters. If this book is meant to begin a new series then I shouldn’t have to go back and read anything else prior to this story. I finally threw in the towel at chapter 19 out of 34. I will probably go back and read The Tenacious Trents series when I have more time. Charles is a good author. I have read Her Muse, Lord Patrick and loved it. I was given a copy of this book.
I felt sorry for Tristan through the first half of the book. He loved his wife and never wanted to give up on her being dead, always having hope! Then when she did come back and didn't know him, he had to make her fall in love with him all over again! Elaina seemed at times more of a spoiled brat. Berating Tristan for things she had written about in her journals while trying to recover her memory. With her outbursts and temper during their marriage and courtship, she would have been a perfect hot tempered Sicilian. I did like how it was tied in that she had a deep fear of returning to her home, the reasons weren't exactly what I expected while reading the book! Her brothers seemed a mite over-protective, but I loved how Lucien threw caution to the winds at times! I can't wait for their stories! Thank you for the advanced copy, this is well worth the read!