Show Me 5 Saturday

A meme  by That’s A Novel Idea

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1 Title: Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer

2 Words that describe the book:  Historical Romance

3 Settings or characters:

Jack Wyndham, Earl of Gracechurch – finds himself being tended to by his (former wife) after he was injured at Waterloo.  He has amnesia and doesn’t remember divorcing Olivia or anything else that’s happened in the past five years.

Olivia Grace – once married to Jack and is trying her best to move on and protect the one person who means more to her than life itself.  And now she finds herself in the unfortunate position of protecting the man she once loved.

Lady Kate – the duchess who befriends and then employs Olivia, thereby protecting her when she most needs it.

4 Things I liked/disliked about the book:

I liked the characters – main and minor were all entertaining and interesting.

I liked that most of the novel takes place outside of England – on the battlefield or in Brussels.

I appreciated the epilogue.

I look forward to the next book in Eileen Dreyer’s  Drake’s Rakes series (can’t type that series title without smiling).

5 Stars or less for the rating:  4/5 stars

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Barely a Lady (The Drake's Rakes series)

Synopsis from Goodreads (not my review):

Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform.

But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia’s care, he can’t remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married.

To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets.

In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?

10 thoughts on “Show Me 5 Saturday

  1. Well, that seems to be a problem … having to deal with an ex-husband who doesn’t remember divorcing you! I love the title for the book too!

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  2. Gld you liked this one so much. Looks like a nice light read that is sheer escapism. Alas, no SM5 for me today but hope to get back on the bandwagon next week.

    Have a safe and fun 4th, Mary!

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  3. Unlike Bermudaonion I think my old ladies would go for that book just based on the cover. (I’m a library person in an old folks home, and the old ladies tell me they need more romantic “action” than just unrequited love) I keep giving them things I think are thought provoking and they just want the action bit. Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend.

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  4. I’m a sucker for a good historical romance. I’m not familiar with this series, so I’ll have to look into it.

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