When Brigade-Major Harry Smith met the beautiful Juana María, an instant spark formed between the two fiery, energetic souls. The two fell deeply in love with one another from the first moment and the Spanish bride accompanied him throughout all his campaigns, where she rode freely among the troops. The intensity of their marriage is made all the more gripping as it is played out against the Peninsular War of Napoleon versus Wellington.
The Spanish Bride is both an endearing true love story and a detailed account of Wellington's battles and strategies, which Heyer studied intensely for this unforgettable novel.
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Heavy but worthwhile
I'd possibly listen to this again in years to come. Heyer is so easy to listen to. I am not a Historian and remember trying to read this book many years ago, but finding it too heavy on the battles. However I did remember this and bought the audio version to see how it would be to listen to while driving. I have to say I really enjoyed it. Knowing Harry and Juana were real people (and according to my mother, Georgette Heyer has kept very close to facts!!) I found this a very enjoyable listen ... and history lesson!.
I liked the story telling which made it very easy to LIVE the battles. However this definitely isn't Heyer's usual light humorous style.
Pleased to give this 5 stars as liked the narration too (except Juana's voice).
A romping story
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