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Not Quite a Husband Mass Market Paperback – May 19, 2009
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~ WINNER of the 2010 RITA Award for Best Historical Romance
~ Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominee for Best Innovative Historical Romance
“Sherry Thomas is the most powerfully original historical romance author writing today.” —Lisa Kleypas
“Thomas’ latest exquisitely crafted historical...is another beguiling mix of complex characters and realistically complicated romance.”—Chicago Tribune
“Thomas has quickly become a fan favorite thanks to her wonderful storytelling and her unique ability to get into her characters' minds and our hearts...Add diverse plotlines, engaging characters, depth of emotion and a sweeping romance -- what more could you desire?”—Romantic Times, 4 ½ stars
“Rich and evocative...In mentioning new historical authors to be excited about, [Sherry Thomas’s] name should always mentioned.”—Jane Litte, DearAuthor.com
“[Sherry Thomas’s] books have vaulted to the top of my “most anticipated” list...[Her] prose and storytelling are reminiscient of Laura Kinsale (in my eyes, there is hardly a higher compliment). In Not Quite a Husband I found echoes of the best of Mary Balogh, as well. Grade: A.”—Jennie, DearAuthor.com
“Both of these bright and complex characters will captivate...Sensuous scenes and brief touches of wit are scattered throughout a suspenseful plot. Sherry Thomas's debut novel, PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS, and the following DELICIOUS were highly praised; NOT QUITE A HUSBAND is guaranteed to be as well.”—Romance Reviews Today
“I really enjoyed Ms. Thomas' writing. I have her previous books in the TBR pile and have every intention of cracking them open as soon as I can.”—The Good, The Bad, The Unread
“Sherry Thomas writes in a beautifully evocative, luscious style that had me return to several passages to savor them once more…Not Quite a Husband has everything I want from a romance…Delightful but flawed characters I love and can identify with, luscious prose, an interesting setting, and a romance that touches my heart. I can't recommend it enough, and am looking forward very much to Sherry Thomas's next book. Grade: A.”—All About Romance
“Thomas, who has made a name for herself with her exquisite use of language, deftly switches between past and present in this lyrically written, emotionally captivating story graced by beautifully developed, realistically flawed characters, clear motivation, and descriptions that make late Victorian India spring to life.”—Library Journal
About the Author
Sherry Thomas burst onto the romance scene with Private Arrangements, one of the most anticipated debut historical romances in recent history and a Publishers Weekly Best of the Year book. Lisa Kleypas calls her “the most powerfully original historical romance author working today.” Her books have received stellar reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Romantic Times, along with enthusiastic praises from many of the most highly trafficked romance review websites and blogs.
Her story is all the more interesting given that English is Sherry's second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger's Sweet Savage Love with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys creating stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.
Top customer reviews
Both protagonists have made mistakes during their past together, none of them is perfect and that's what makes so special this story, because it allows us to follow the discovery journey between these two. Understanding that forgiveness and second chances are not easy given when there is so much pain and mistrust between, but with true love this writer allows us to believe that anything is possible.
And that's what I am looking in a romantic book: the knowing satisfaction that the deep and undying love can conquer everything.
I have recently discovered Sherry Thomas and I must say it has become part from my favorite historical romantic authors, because not only explores romantic relationships outside from the clichés that plague the romance genre, but deepens and builds in the relationship between the protagonists so beautifully that everything fell into place—like pieces from a well armed puzzle. Her writing is magnificent and so is the historical research. Kudos to Mrs. Thomas!
Bryony Asquith, a seemingly, cold, unfeeling lady physician in the late 19th century is quite the woman ahead of her times. I've never met a heroine like her. Quinton Leonidas Marsden is her younger, carefree husband whom she has unceremoniously dumped and obtained an uncontested annulment from four years earlier.
Sherry Thomas takes us to India along with these two damaged people where they reconnect to embark upon a tenuous and perilous journey back to England. This novel was filled with angst and so much unexpressed love and yearning. Thomas slowly peels back the layers of the onion to reveal how this couple was doomed from the start. She then builds them up through adversity and allows each party to learn to trust in their shared bond and future happiness.
The language, plotting, pace and emotion kept me riveted and has made for another late reading night in my household. It was worth it. I am thrilled to find another "new to me" author. Sherry Thomas' back catalog will be thoroughly scoured tomorrow!
I believe that Leo may be my new favorite male lead in romantic fiction. His steadfast devotion to Bryony is unparalleled. Move over Mr. Darcy, there's a new heartthrob in town!
Spoilers : hero cheats when they are engaged and their marriage breaks down as a result.