Published by Self-Published on June 30, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
Home is the sailor, home from the sea…
Five years after he’s lost off the coast of South America, presumed dead, Captain Robert Nash escapes cruel captivity, and returns to London and the bride he loves, but barely knows. When he stumbles back into the family home, he’s appalled to find himself gate-crashing the party celebrating his wife’s engagement to another man.
No red-blooded naval officer takes a challenge like this lying down; but five years is a long time, and beautiful, passionate Morwenna has clearly found a life without him. Can he win back the wife who gave him a reason to survive his ordeal? Or will the woman who haunts his every thought remain eternally out of reach?
Love lost and found? Or love lost forever?
Since hearing of her beloved husband’s death, Morwenna Nash has been mired in grief. After five grim years without him, she must summon every ounce of courage and determination to become a Dashing Widow and rejoin the social whirl. But she owes it to her young daughter to break free of old sorrow and find a new purpose in life, even if that means accepting a loveless marriage.
It’s like a miracle when Robert returns from the grave, and despite the awkward circumstances of his arrival, she’s overjoyed that her husband has come back to her at last. But after years of suffering, he’s not the handsome, laughing charmer she remembers. Instead he’s a grim shadow of his former dashing self. He can’t hide how much he still wants her—but does passion equal love?
Can Morwenna and Robert bridge the chasm of absence, suffering and mistrust, and find the way back to each other?
Catching Captain Nash
(Dashing Widows #6)
By Anna Campbell
Real love is hard to move on from.
Snuggle down peoples, I’m here to talk about love. Love is awesome. I’m happy to say that I feel extremely loved. When I first fell in love with my hubby, it was *lusty love* with a cherry on the top. It felt giddy and exciting and all the things that young love should. As time went on, it started to change. *Lusty love* morphed into *I look for you love*. This is the one that carried on and stayed with me. *I look for you love* is where I can be anywhere at any time and hubby walks in the room and I smile. He may have only stepped out for a minute or we may have been apart for a day, but knowing he’s near puts a smile on my face. The next stage, I like to call *devoted love*. *Devoted love* is a little tricky. See, when you love someone to the extreme, you worry there will come a time that they won’t be around. All it takes is the mention of car accidents, cancer, murder and mayhem for me to worry. How will I go on? Will I be able to move on? Should I move on? Is *devoted love* a good thing when the love of your life is gone?
Over the 20 years of my marriage, my attitude has changed. At one stage, it was – I will only love once and that is enough. Then it was – Should I stop living because my love is no longer around? To be honest, I don’t really know the answer and hopefully, I won’t have to even contemplate for many years. But…what if I was told my husband was dead, but there’s no physical proof? Do I wait? How long should I wait? Is there a certain amount of time I should allow before I accept I’m a widow? After reading Catching Captain Nash I have come to realise there isn’t a timeframe. There isn’t an easy answer. You may even get it wrong, then have to pick up the pieces of your life and try to make a new picture. It’s not going to be an easy puzzle to solve, the picture may even look different than what you expected, but maybe the new picture was the way it was always meant to be.
While Catching Captain Nash was my favourite in the series (I have been known to change my mind with each new instalment), it was also one of the most emotional. Robert has spent 5 years in hell with only one thing keeping him sane…returning to the wife he loves. His return is not at all as he dreamed and what follows is heartbreak, emotional upheaval, lust and connection. Geez, this book was HOT!! Now I know what 5 years without touch and connection looks like and what happens when you finally get it back. It wasn’t an easy journey for Robert and Morwenna but I couldn’t help but think that their love passed the test and grew stronger after facing hell and despair.
I have loved the Dashing Widows series from the very beginning. Each one has been a little trip into the past to give me a fix of something I crave. I am a sucker for big fancy dresses that take an extra pair of hands to get in and out of. I love sitting down to tea. I’m curious about all the rules of deportment and hierarchy. I can’t get enough of gentlemen who appear to rule their world, but secretly make decisions after checking with their wives first. Anna Campbell gives me this fix without fuss. I get two and a bit hours of uninterrupted historical romance heaven. I hope that she doesn’t stop this goodness. Look, I might be happy to move on from the Dashing Widows as long as Ms Campbell promises to give me something similar or different…but the same…ish.
Please, Anna Campbell, give me more. Pretty please with sugar on the top.