After an arranged marriage, Azalea's new husband is lost at sea. Arriving in England six years later, Azalea discovers her husband alive but with no memory of her or their marriage. Worse, he’s betrothed! Can she make him remember the truth before he breaks her heart again?
This was the first book I ever wrote, though it received a LOT of revision before finally seeing print as my seventh published book! Harlequin published it in 1994 as half of a 2-in-1 volume, Regency Diamonds, so I was delighted to finally give Azalea a chance to shine on its own!
‘Tis better to have loved and lost . . . or is it?
To safeguard her future, orphaned Azalea’s grandfather arranges her marriage—in name only, of course, as she is not yet of age—to the son of his oldest friend, Lord Glaedon. Azalea, however, falls head over heels in love with her handsome new husband with all the impetuousness and romanticism of her youth before he sails back to England mere days after the wedding. When she learns of his death at sea, she is devastated.
Six years later, Azalea honors her grandfather’s dying wish by sailing for England herself to recover her inheritance. Once there, she is stunned to discover that Christian, the beloved husband she has believed dead all this time, is quite definitely alive . . . but seems to have no memory whatsoever of their marriage, or of her! Even worse, he is betrothed . . . to her cousin. Can Azalea possibly force Christian—now the illustrious Earl of Glaedon—to remember the truth? Or must she somehow win him away from her dazzlingly beautiful cousin to prevent him from committing bigamy—and breaking her heart again?
(Note: Readers who prefer their Regencies squeaky clean should be aware that this story is a bit spicier than the other books in the Hiatt Regency Classics collection.)
Book 6 of Brenda Hiatt’s bestselling Hiatt Regency Classics collection and Book 1 of the Americana Dreaming series.
What Readers are Saying.
“Another wonderful romance you will want to read straight through.” –Amazon Reviewer.
“The book keeps you reading to find out whether Azalea will finally find love with her beloved.” –Amazon Reviewer.
“Ms. Hiatt knows how to spin the perfect Regency romance. I love Brenda Hiatt’s Regency romance books. I am literally addicted to them.” –Amazon Reviewer
“A six on a scale of five! Five star was not quite enough. This was a page turner from the very start. Totally unique storyline. Exciting, romantic, and thrilling. A love story and a mystery all rolled up in one book.” –Amazon Reviewer.
“Azalea, like Brenda Hiatt’s other books, is a wonderful book. This book has a plot that is different than most Regency stories. I could not put it down . . . The twists and surprises in the book keep you engaged. Brenda is a very talented writer and I look forward to reading more of her work.” –Amazon and Goodreads Reviewer.