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An Infamous Marriage | [Susanna Fraser]

An Infamous Marriage

Northumberland, 1815: At long last, Britain is at peace, and General Jack Armstrong is coming home to the wife he barely knows. Wed for mutual convenience, their union unconsummated, the couple has exchanged only cold, dutiful letters. With no more wars to fight, Jack is ready to attempt a peace treaty of his own. Elizabeth Armstrong is on the warpath. She never expected fidelity from the husband she knew for only a week, but his scandalous exploits have made her the object of pity for years.
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Northumberland, 1815

At long last, Britain is at peace, and General Jack Armstrong is coming home to the wife he barely knows. Wed for mutual convenience, their union unconsummated, the couple has exchanged only cold, dutiful letters. With no more wars to fight, Jack is ready to attempt a peace treaty of his own.

Elizabeth Armstrong is on the warpath. She never expected fidelity from the husband she knew for only a week, but his scandalous exploits have made her the object of pity for years. Now that he's back, she has no intention of sharing her bed with him - or providing him with an heir - unless he can earn her forgiveness. No matter what feelings he ignites within her....

Jack is not expecting a spirited, confident woman in place of the meek girl he left behind. As his desire intensifies, he wants much more than a marriage in name only. But winning his wife's love may be the greatest battle he's faced yet.

©2012 Susanna Fraser (P)2012 Audible, Inc

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    Amazon Customer Canada 11-06-12
    Amazon Customer Canada 11-06-12 Member Since 2011

    Never judge a book by its movie

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    "Unusual & Touching romance"
    What made the experience of listening to An Infamous Marriage the most enjoyable?

    is is one of the best books in my library.
    It goes off the path if the standard historical romance,
    Jack Armstrong and Elizabeth Hamilton marry after Elizabeth husband of 1 week dies, and makes them promise,to marry each other so Elizabeth is taken care of.
    Jack Armstrong is a soldier home from Canada where he is serving in the British Army during the war with the Americas. He never had any intention of marrying especially to this dowdy drab woman in mourning.
    They marry, a week later he goes back to Canada, never consummating their marriage.
    E Elizabeth is left to manage the,estate and care for his sickly mother for 5 years. Yes she doesn't see him for 5 years, . They only correspond through letters.
    While she is waiting back in England, he is bedding as many women as he can.
    But she finds out. While she is hurt and angry, he makes the decision to try to make his marriage work.
    But it's not so easy when he comes home. Elizabeth has changed, and he wants her, but she wants him punished.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An Infamous Marriage?

    The moment she finds out that Jack held one more important piece of information from her.


    Which character – as performed by Camme Tyla – was your favorite?

    Loved both Jack & Elizabeth


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Homecoming , Heartbreak & Healing


    Any additional comments?

    Get this book! This reads like a diary that has been found in an old mansion. Relationships are one of the many casualties of war, this novel takes you through the forgiving and healing process.
    6 stars.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica California 11-20-12
    Jessica California 11-20-12 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "A wonderful love story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of An Infamous Marriage to be better than the print version?

    I very much enjoyed this story but I was disapointed with the narrator. I think her voice was excellent for Elizabeth but her husband's voice sounded almost identical. I couldn't figure out who was talking half the time and it was distracting and a little weird.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elizabeth was strong and resiliant, an overall excellent female heroine.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Oh dear, the male voices were just terrible I'm sorry to say.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Parts of it yes, but I wasn't compelled to walk around with my headphones all day.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce Indian Wells, CA, United States 11-18-12
    Joyce Indian Wells, CA, United States 11-18-12 Member Since 2009
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Skip


    If you’ve listened to books by Susanna Fraser before, how does this one compare?

    Skip


    Would you be willing to try another one of Camme Tyla’s performances?

    Absolutely NOT. WAY TOO BORING -not performed but read in monotone. I never under-stand how such poor quality is produced when there are so many great narrators. Maybe someone is doing a favor for a relative!!


    Any additional comments?

    All purchasers of the audio should get a refund!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 02-11-13
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2008

    Listening to books is the best. I love almost all genres, but romance is my favorite, and rom-com is my preference there.

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    "Average or maybe less"

    I tend to get irritated with problems that could have been ameliorated by communication. Of course had Jack continued to carry on knowing what he was doing wrong,vcvk, it may have been worse, and it really wouldn't ha changed the plot. But at least he would have known why Elizabeth was angry. Then there's the timing. The War of 1812 ended in February, 1815, and the soldiers who had been stationed in Canada prior to the war would have been unlikely to have been sent home immediately. But let's say he did get on the first ship out, he spent time in London before traveling home. Then he had to romance the angry wife and all of a sudden they're off to Belgium in March or April to wait for Napoleon to march out of Paris to Waterloo, the battle of which occurred in June, 1815. This timeline just doesn't work for me. Cognitive dissonance. I think, if I decide to give it a re-listen, I'll do some research of the British wars of the early 1800s first. Okay, all that aside, I wanted to slap the stuffing out of Elizabeth because she got angry over something she read he said right after their unconsummated marriage of convenience he said to his last English bedmate. The narration was okay - I wouldn't avoid a book because of her narration. Overall though, I won't likely listen again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Phoenix, AZ, United States 01-29-13
    Helen Phoenix, AZ, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Story ruined by narrator"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It is difficult to imagine soldiers in battle or heated love scenes or anything else when all of the characters sound like a 12 year old girl.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Susanna Fraser? Why or why not?

    If it was narrated by someone else.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Camme Tyla’s performances?

    Absolutely not.


    Did An Infamous Marriage inspire you to do anything?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M Peoria, AZ, United States 11-07-12
    Lady M Peoria, AZ, United States 11-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I Couldn't Finish It :-("

    The story had a good theme--'boyhood friend promises to marry wife of dying friend to save her from poverty', but not written well, in my opinion. It wasn't just the over-much detail, but that the detail added nothing to the story-- like helping to transport yourself into the story or picture the surroundings...it's hard to explain.

    On the upside, I liked the characters...but It would have been nice if the "Hero" soldier had not sounded just like his wife. It's hard to picture a tall, handsome, muscular man with the voice of a soft spoken women. The monotone narrater became irritating with no inflection in her voice, it was hard to tell who was speaking with her hum-drum voice.

    Since it cost me a credit, I stayed with it for about 6-7 hours hoping it would get better, but....

    This was my first Susanna Fraser book, and probably my last.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 10-24-13
    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "it's a good idea for a book.."

    I ask myself if this is one of those books I'd suggest to someone. Well, if you were standing there with a copy in your hands and asked if it were worth reading I would probably say 'why not?'. If you asked if it were worth a credit I don't know what I would say.

    This was such an excellent idea for a good book. But the reality of it fell short to be sure. The performance was mediocre, making the story line wobble about a bit when the voices suddenly sounded exactly the same just long enough to mess things up! Altho the voice remained pleasant enough the narrator just wasn't ready for this story.

    There wasn't quite enough to it. I have to admit it was not unpleasant, I finished it after all. I have many on audio and not on audio that were never and will never be read or listened to until the conclusion. But the drama, the rises and fall, the climax of the story,,, were flat for the most part. I respected the heroine, and how they got into what they had. But the idea could have been magnificent!! but it wasn't.

    Worth a credit? If you've run out of possibilities then maybe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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