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To Have and to Hoax

To Have and to Hoax

A Novel

Large Print - 2021 | Center Point Large Print edition.
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"In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt to gain attention--and maybe just win each other back in the process. Five years ago, Lady Violet Grey and Lord James Audley met, fell in love, and got married. Four years ago, they had a fight to end all fights, and have barely spoken since. Their once-passionate love match has been reduced to one of cold, detached politeness. But when Violet receives a letter that James has been thrown from his horse and rendered unconscious at their country estate, she races to be by his side--only to discover him alive and well at a tavern, and completely unaware of her concern. She's outraged. He's confused. And the distance between them has never been more apparent. Wanting to teach her estranged husband a lesson, Violet decides to feign an illness of her own. James quickly sees through it, but he decides to play along in an ever-escalating game of manipulation, featuring actors masquerading as doctors, threats of Swiss sanitariums, faux mistresses--and a lot of flirtation between a husband and wife who might not hate each other as much as they thought. Will the two be able to overcome four years of hurt or will they continue to deny the spark between them?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2021.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781643588766
1643588761
Branch Call Number: LT FIC WATERS
Characteristics: 480 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt to gain attention—and maybe just win each other back in the process.


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Nov 21, 2020

I know the blurb says fans of Julia Quinn will love this book, but I disagree: I’m a fan of Julia Quinn and I hated it. Julia’s books are warm and fun; this was unpleasant and hides the motivatiion for the main characters unpleasant behavior from you for over half the book.

WPL_Andrea Aug 10, 2020

Such a fun read! I laughed so many times. Even the secondary characters had me chuckling! It's a perfect escape for a summer read!

WPL_Jaclyn Apr 28, 2020

This was a light historical romance that most definitely requires a suspension of belief - the misunderstanding was somewhat hard to believe. However, the lengths that Violet and James go to to get each other's attention was amusing.

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Feb 03, 2020

Regency romance (written by a CHPL librarian, no less!) with sexy tension, lots of humor, and room for sequels. Loved it. LJ said "a rare historical romantic comedy that is sure to delight fans of either genre" and I totally agree.

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