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(Fairchild #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  955 ratings  ·  95 reviews
There are worse things than being spectacularly jilted. Losing a leg, for instance, or getting shot—well, perhaps not: The bullet Alistair took fighting in the peninsula never landed him in London’s scandal sheets.
Captain Alistair Beaumaris never dreamed he’d be tossed over by Lord Fairchild’s bastard daughter, losing both her and her fortune—a singular humiliation that s
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published September 18th 2014 (first published September 13th 2014)
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Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂

I met (& liked very much) Jaima near the start of my time on GR. Although she is still on my friend's list I haven't "spoken" to her in quite some time.
However, I picked up this book through Bookbub. It has been on my kindle for a while, but I decided to read it while on holiday.

I know reading the second in the series before reading the first isn't altogether fair - but most of my life I have read books out of series order & they should make more sense than this. I had to go on Goodreads to
Nov 08, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a sequel to Fairchild and you probably want to read the first book to fully appreciate the sequel. Fairchild was a very good book and this book is even better. Alistair, the jilted hero from Fairchild, is still smarting from it and little provocation could set him reeling. One of the provocations ended up with him fighting his cousin in London park. The fight ended when a woman and her little boy came too close. The woman, beautiful Anna Morris, is a daughter of tradesman and a wido ...more

I recently read Fairchild (book one), and enjoyed it so much! The start of this one is promising, and it's made my I-really-need-to-catch-up-on-the-laundry mania more pleasant.

Lucy Paterson as the narrator is fantastic.


Captain Alistair Beaumaris is a hero I sympathize with. The woman he was going to marry married another. He seems a decent fellow. He harbors no resentment - which is not to say that he isn't upset - and accepts no reparation from his former fiancee's family
Lady Wesley
Apr 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened
Enjoyable, but not as good as Fairchild.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Incognita is second in a 3-part series with a lot of character and situational crossover so, unless you like being confused, you'll definitely want to read Fairchild first (quick, easy and painless).

There were a few things Fairchild left dangling in #1, to keep interested readers interested in doing the series. Though this second installment feels so unfinished, you can't NOT read it if you want to know how the whole thing ends. Fairchild could work as a stand-alone - I think ALL novels should
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved this followup to Fairchild. This one follows Alistair and Mrs. Morris. Neither character was very sympathetic in Fairchild, and we learn more about Anna initially to like her even less. However, I came to change my mind as the story developed in what to me were unpredictable ways. I'm still intrigued by this author and her talent for writing situations and dialog that seem so authentic to the time. In this story, there are many descriptions of Alistair's war experiences as a hussar in Port ...more
4.5 stars. After finishing Fairchild, I jumped right into this, the second book. I loved Alistair right from the beginning but took a little longer to warm up to Anna, but eventually did. There are lots of good reviews out here for this book/series but I would just add that I am really impressed with author Jaima Fixsen. With this series, she has created characters that are not perfect but because they are not, feel very real and authentic. I highly recommend giving this author a try if you enjo ...more
Dec 16, 2016 rated it liked it
A soft three. It helps if you read Fairchild first. I say this because quite a bit of the book is spent talking about lord and lady fairchild's relationship. Not that it added much to the story. The real problem for me was the hero and heroine were a little vague. They lacked depth. All their ambitions in life centered around someone else taking care of them. The child Henry was bratty. It wasn't a terrible story but I did find myself skimming here and there. ...more
Fun regency with a dramatic twist that pulled it out of the stuffy, proper form into the clean scandalous category. Ha ha. Clean and scandalous? How can that be. (I hear your thoughts). Well, when Alistair purposely offends a lady by calling her a lady of the night (or not so subtly suggesting it), he feels he must apologize when he learns he has made a terrible mistake later on about her. As he gets to know the widow, Anna Morris, he is intrigued against his will. But both he and she know that ...more
Jan 04, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-fiction
It was intriguing and witty until it became obvious that the romance between Georgiana and William Fairchild (intentionally?) stole the thunder from the main characters, Captain Beaumaris and Anna Morris. Too shame!
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it

There are so many things to like about this novel: wonderful character development that give you likable, relatable characters, enough action, tension and dialog that tells an enthralling story, and secondary plots and characters that are well written, interesting and work to keep the story moving along rather than just being filler. In fact, the secondary story of Georgianna and William, an older couple trying to revive their marriage is realistic and endearing given how badly they'v
Incognita is the sequel to Fairchild and I liked it just as much. Most of the time I read free Kindle books without expecting much, but I got both of these books for free and they far exceeded my expectations. This book is about Alistair whom we met in Fairchild. I wasn't all that crazy about him in that book, but here we get to see more into who he really is and he grows as a person which is great. I enjoyed reading about the characters working through their flaws and putting their pasts behind ...more
Cynthia Dixon
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Just not the most connected story for me

I started this as an audio book, and could not stay interested. Not sure if it was the narrator's voice or the reading, but after several chapters I decided to write this book off. But, as I was glancing through the chapters, I started reading and the story took a new interest for me. I continued reading, and was entertained......until the last few chapters. I felt the ending was a little abrupt, and it left me wanting to know a little more about how the c
I did not enjoy this nearly as much a Fairchild. I thought I would really enjoy getting to see jilted Alastair find his love, but their romance was just kind of blah. I found myself rooting more for Lord and Lady Fairchild than for them, which I think is rather telling. Also I don't particularly enjoy war themed stories and the second half of this had a pretty heavy dose of war. This made it feel rather grim. It took me a long time to finish. ...more
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Nice follow up to Fairchild

Incognita, the second installment to the Fairchild series is a good follow up to the initial story. Alistair Beaumaris’ character is well developed here, and the reader gets to know him as more than just another handsome, well dressed Regency second son in search of a profitable marriage. In addition, Lord and Lady Fairchild’s relationship is explored here and that is a nice touch. Jaima Fixsen has a lovely writing style that draws you in. Highly recommended to readers
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! Good, clean romance.

I'm so glad we got Alistair's story! He deserved a happy ending. He wasn't a bad guy in the first book, just not right for Sophy. He deserved to love and be loved.

I thought the "drama"/secret confession was just right. It wasn't too long drawn out or all fixed with a bow in the last 2 pages. He didn't despise her after he found out what she did. He forgave her. Just kind of accepted what she had done. Though, you could say she didn't quite tell him the whole truth
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed following the characters from the first book, Fairchild, but didn't enjoy this one as much as the first one. Mainly, I wasn't crazy about the second half and I felt like it ended too abruptly. I hope we get more information in the third book.
Also, I don't like reading about war scenes, etc... just not my cup of tea but I will definitely read the third book because I want to hear Jasper's story.
Dec 21, 2020 rated it did not like it
I could not finished this book. I really loved the first book but this one made me so bored since the beginning. the characters were uninteresting even though in the fist one they were. I am very surprised because I normally like sequels because I don't want a good story to end but I won't be continuing to read this book or any of the sequels. Fairchild is the only book of this author that I will read. thank you Fixsen and goodbye! ...more
Lauren Lauren
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it

I love the secondary story of Lord Fairchild and his wife. I don't like Anna as a person, but she is very well written and developed. And her story is very entertaining. It's interesting that money and status is the primary motivator and that appearances are so incredibly important in this time period.
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
You need to read Fairchild to understand the tangle of relationships & animosity. This story is particularly callous in the treatment of a bride, mother & the extent they will go to keep their newly acquired wealth. ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Another enjoyable novel. I am disappointed with the positive endorsement of Jenner, as he was a charlatan. Anyone wanting the true history of vaccines and the falsehoods used to promote them, read Dissolving Illusions by Dr Suzanne Humphries. ...more
Donna J
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love love Incognita

If anyone wants to read a true romantic book, read this one along with Books 1 & 3...the entire series should be a must for all romantic library’s!

Highly recommended 5+ 🌟🌟
Tricia Williams
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent writing

I enjoyed the story, and the writing. Wonderful characters, a historical setting, and accurate prose. It's refreshing to read without stumbling over grammatical errors.
PollyAnna Joy
May 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun read

I had a hard time getting into the story. It really dragged for me in the beginning. That may have a lot to do with the fact that I started with book 2, I admit.

What actually sparked my interest the most was the subplot with William and Georgiana. That was precious!
Wendy Crawford
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The character of Alistair is amazingly determined and detailed, rich and full both physically and emotionally. The romance is deep as well, but I think the hero takes the cake!!!!
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
A nice basically happy and conflict free love story. Set in Regency times and explores multiple relationships. A renewal of love for Lord and Lady Fairchild, and a new love for recently jilted Alastair when he can be of service to Anna and reunite her with her little Henry. Nicely written.
Linda Gildner
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Marvelous Story, Poor Title

With a title of "Incognita" one would expect much more mystery and intrigue. However, as a tendency romance novel this was wonderful. The reader shared in the author's desire for the two characters to find peace, security, and love.
Feb 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Good story mostly. I could have used a little more romance and a little less war detail. I did enjoy the secondary romance between the aunt and uncle and hope to see it continue in the next book. I just missed the romance between the main couple.
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars. This wasn’t quite as compelling as the first in the series. However, I appreciate the idea of troubled marriages mending and imperfect people forgiving and coming together. It is worth the listen.
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Jaima Fixsen lives in Alberta, Canada with her handsome husband and clever children. Mostly, she just tries to keep up.

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