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 should have taught him a lesson But when your luck is out, you do foolish things, like quarrel with your oldest friend Or mistake a perfectly respectable widow for a lady of easy virtue Unfortunately, that kind of blunder needs fixing Yielding to his troublesome conscience, Alistair tracks down the elusive widow but the only thing he doesn t find is an easy way out


10 thoughts on “Incognita

  1. Carol She& Carol She& says:

    2.5 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 makesense than this I had to go on Goodreads to 2.5 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 makesense than this I had to go on Goodreads to read the blurb for Fairchild to make sense of the first third of the novel I found Anna, Alistair Henry very unlikable at the start of the book This is unfortunate as the plot of this book was quite original I normally do like a flawed heroine.The middle section was pretty good, other some lapses into modern speech There has obviously been some solid research into the times.but unfortunately view spoiler Alistair is sent off to war again This has the characters too much apart although the love letter Alistair writes is very pretty hide spoiler Although this part of the story is interesting when view spoiler Anna reunites with him bringing her four year old son into a war zone hide spoiler the final third of the book becomes farcical features some convenient tidying up of loose ends I do admit skimming the last few pages, because I just didn t care about these people I felt the author had become bored with them too.The first part Fairchild is free on kindle at the moment I have downloaded this may read at some point see if reading in order gives me apositive experience


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    FREE ontoday 11 08 2017


  3. Lyuda Lyuda says:

    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 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 widow of a titled man Her late husband and his family treated Anna badly They pocketed her dowry, used it to re establish themselves and took her son Henry away Anna is desperate to reunite with Henry but could only count on very short visits, if any, depending on the mood of her brother in law, Henry s guardian Both Alistair and Anna are complex and vulnerable characters They are not perfect and have to overcome a lot of obstacles including Alistair s return to the Peninsula war to reach their very satisfying HEA There is a secondary love story of Lord and Lady Fairchild who we met in the first book and who continued to play a major role in this story I loved the story The writing, the characterization, the vivid portrayal of Napoleonic war all was pitch perfect


  4. Marlene Marlene says:

    8 20 19 I recently readFairchildbook 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 maniapleasant Lucy Paterson as the narrator is fantastic.8 23 19 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 8 20 19 I recently readFairchildbook 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 maniapleasant Lucy Paterson as the narrator is fantastic.8 23 19 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, which was the right of the jilted fiance in the Regency era.From the blurbAlistair. mistake s a perfectly respectable widow for a lady of easy virtueThe perfectly respectable widow is Anna Morris, the daughter of a tradesman and the widow of a titled man She now has no money of her own, and her son Henry is under the guardianship of her brother in law.8 29 19 Okay I LOOVE Alistair and Anna Soo wonderful And I still LOOOVE that narrator She is just incredibly amazing Wow Also, the particular voices for the two main characters are wonderful Just love it This book is using a trope that I don t generally like, but I feel that it really works well here Well done, Ms Fixsen Spoiler alert, because it s a ways into the book view spoiler Fake engagements in a story don t usually impress me I detest lying, so this is a difficult trope for me to enjoy However, since it s likely that some members of society will peg theirs as a fake engagement AND because the reason for doing it is so very good and plausible I m continuing to enjoy this story very much hide spoiler 8 30 19 Content information There are definitely references to sex in this book that, while there are no scenes, past events are described in enough detail that I wouldn t want my teenagers reading it Also, view spoiler the heroine was in an unhappy first marriage and wasn t faithful, finally resulting in the ability to be pregnant hide spoiler 9 1 19 I m at chapter 21 out of 32 so the following spoiler is definitely a comment about something LATE IN THE BOOK When the book switches to the hero s point of view, view spoiler the story narrates a decent amount of how the war is going It s not my favorite sort of thing to read, but I just allowed myself to enjoy it hide spoiler 9 3 19 Onecomment about content issues view spoiler I m not bringing down the rating on account of it because this book isn t Christian fiction However, I wasn t entirely satisfied with the way the topic of extramarital affairs is evaluated from a moral standpoint I m going to try describe how I feel about I thought that certain characters felt that affairs are basically not okay but maybe sorta okay in certain circumstances but not really but it was understandable because XYZ but the choices made in a do over would not be any different because of ABC, even though it s not okay, and. etc If this book were Christian fiction, this impression I have of the characters in question would cause me to drop my rating But s it s not, and I think the book is realistic fiction in that people really do think this way about the topic of affairs which is mostly, maybe even 95% correct But that 5% got them into trouble, and I feel like the 5% is still the same in the minds of those characters maybe there s an improvement of one of those five percents but mostly it s just that their circumstances have changed, and now they can bemorally upright because of the change of circumstances, and hide spoiler Some might say I m nitpicking by even mentioning it, but it seems to be a theme.I m done I enjoyed this book so much I wish we had the third one in our Audible or Kindle library I m definitely putting Courting Scandal on my to read list


  5. Lady Wesley Lady Wesley says:

    Enjoyable, but not as good as Fairchild.


  6. Stacey Stacey says:

    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 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 work as stand alones with just the right amount of dangling minor threads to keep those of us who want to see those minor details addressed in subsequent novels But Incognita left a lot of huge unresolved issues and could no way work as a standalone It forces readers to invest in the trilogy to get all our questions answered I don t like that, she says, as she starts book 3


  7. Beth Beth says:

    Loved this followup to Fairchild This one follows Alistair and Mrs Morris Neither character was very sympathetic in Fairchild, and we learnabout 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 Loved this followup to Fairchild This one follows Alistair and Mrs Morris Neither character was very sympathetic in Fairchild, and we learnabout 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 Portugal Again, it felt that the writer had researched this well Toward the end of the book I felt thatdescriptions of events would had added to my enjoyment, but overall, I was very satisfied I especially loved the continuation of Lord and Lady Fairchild s story However, the only distraction for me, as with Fairchild, was the need for better editing I found errors such as I me confusion, wrong word Canon for cannon , and missing commas These stuck out like a sore thumb in a book that otherwise engaging book


  8. kathie kathie says:

    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 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 enjoy character driven romances This book falls into the PG category, which is not something I deliberately seek out, but even though there are no hot bedroom scenes, the romance is definitely there for Alistair and Anna as well as the beginnings of a renewed romance between Lord and Lady Fairchild


  9. Charissa Charissa says:

    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 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 nothing can come of their mutual attraction She has lost her fortune to her conniving brother in law, and he has never had a fortune to begin with since he is a younger son This was aunconventional regency story It s pretty interesting and has unique characters I couldn t help but like The settings were described pretty well also There are some side plot lines during the story with some other characters that led to a fulfilling conclusion Overall, a decent, solid read I recommend


  10. Theresa Theresa says:

    Wonderful 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 Wonderful 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 ve hurt one another As for Alistair and Anna, the H h, they are wonderfully flawed but ultimately very likable I really wanted them to work out Finally, I really appreciated the author s subtle humor It really worked in this story to break the often wrenching tension.Bottom line this is the second book in the Fairchild series It works as a standalone but you will enjoy itif you read the first book in the series, Fairchild, as it refers to people and events explored in that book I enjoyed that one, but loved this one My only criticism of this book was that the battle scenes went on longer than I thought necessary and I often found myself rereading in order to follow the action