Catching Captain Nash
(Dashing Widows #6)
Captain Robert Nash/Morwenna Nash
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 is number six in the Dashing Widows series by Anna Campbell. This series originally was of three young widows just out of mourning who decide to have some fun… fortunately for those of us who have loved this series, Anna Campbell decided to continue on with three more widows and a jilted suitor from one of the previous books.
Captain Robert Nash was assumed dead after being lost at sea. For five long years his family mourned his loss. So when he walks into his brother’s house on the eve of his wife’s engagement party to another man, everyone is stunned but thrilled….
Morwenna Nash mourned the loss of her beloved husband for five long years. She was more than content to raise her daughter and live on her memories. Her friends convince her to reenter society and she finally starts to take steps to move on with her life. Although she agrees to accept Hugh Rutherford, Lord Garson’s proposal it was made clear to him she stilled loved her husband….
I absolutely loved Robert and Morwenna! Their story ranks up there at the top of one of my favorites of Anna Campbell. Robert and Morwenna had a happy but short marriage. When Robert returns on the eve of Morwenna’s engagement to another man, she is literally in shock and the tension between them is evident. I loved how Anna didn’t allow that tension to create a barrier between them. Instead Robert relied on Morwenna to adjust back to a life that he has been absent from for so long. Their reunion and the steps to find their way back to each other and to a HEA were a very emotionally charged and beautifully written story! I highly recommend this series and Catching Captain Nash goes on my to reread pile for the future!