An Infamous Army Author:Georgette Heyer In Brussels in the Spring of 1815, the cream of British nobility and military await the arrival of the Duke of Wellington, who cobbles together a battle plan and a fighting force out of what he called "an infamous army." — Wellington ultimately defeated Napoleon in a two-day battle that killed or wounded 47,000 men. — Amongst preparation... more »s for war and a whirl of parties, dashing Staff Officer Colonel Charles Audley falls in love with the flamboyant young widow Barbara Childe. Their betrothal falls apart, until the day the armies march out and Barbara discovers where her heart lies. She can do nothing but help the wounded making their way back to Brussels and pray for the safety of the one man who can set her free from her wild impulses.« less
While I did enjoy this book, and actually read it on the recommendation from another author while reading a different book, I found myself fighting to read the last few chapters of the military battle. I do love historical fiction, and military history, but for some reason this took more effort than I had planned. I did enjoy the story overall, and thought the book very well planned out and researched to be historically accurate. If you love this time period and are a history or military buff, you will like this book.