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by Blair Bancroft (Goodreads Author)
Tarleton's Wife Blair Bancroft Julia Litchfield, who has followed the drum all her life, is statuesque, independent, courageous, closer to handsome than pretty. Not at all the petite, sweet type her father's aide-de-camp Major Nicholas Tarleton prefers. But on his deathbed in Spain, the major marries Julia so she will have a roof over her head when she returns to England. ...more
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Published December 25th 2008 by Ellora's Cave
(first published October 2000)
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There are a set of authors that I bounce among depending on my mood. Heyer for when I have the attention span, Kinsale when I want my heart ripped out of my chest, Joan Smith or Barbara Metzger when I need to recover from having my heart ripped out (these 2 are truly great for a laugh or two), and Blair Bancroft when I'm needing that something else that I don't get from the others. There's something about Bancroft's books that draw me in. My favorite has always been "The Demons of Fenley Marsh." ...more
Blair Bancroft's book was rich with likable characters. I liked how the story progressed with the background details of military warfare and effects of England's industrial revolution on the estates during the book's time period. Bancroft's characters were well-developed and complex. I liked how the story progressed and the characters matured. It was an intriguing and interesting read. I recommend it!
I must have purchased this after enjoying another of Bancroft's books. This one has some lovely details and interesting people. Our heroine is wonderfully headstrong and the hero has to remember what he likes about her. Julia's attempts to to into trade to save her husband's people was a bit much, but I liked the love triangle she sets up and most of how she resolves it too.
Catching up on a lot of reviews means i wont remember the details of most books in this batch. I do remember liking this one, but I guess not enough for 4 stars (a re-read for me) or 5 (very fave). Bought on the strength of Ms Bancrofts The Sometime Bride (a 5 star romance for me)
Blair Bancroft is an award-winning author, multi-published in several different romance genres. Her eclectic background includes a career in music, with forays into editing and costume design. She wrote her first novel only after it occurred to her that her mother being a successful author didn't mean she couldn't be one too. Blair has traveled most of the United States and as far away as Siberia ...moreMore about Blair Bancroft...