Temptation

Temptation

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Baker & Taylor
Devoted to helping single mothers on the streets of 1909 New York City, pioneering women's rights activist Temperance O'Neil is shipped off to Scotland against her will to live with her old-fashioned stepfather and pose as a housekeeper to his nephew to help find a wife for the short-tempered James. Reprint.

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In 1909 New York City, women's rights activist Temperance O'Neil is shipped off to Scotland against her will to live with her old-fashioned stepfather and pose as a housekeeper to his nephew to help find a wife for the short-tempered James.

Simon and Schuster
New York City, 1909: A woman ahead of her time, Temperance O'Neil is happily married to her work -- helping single mothers on the city streets -- which she funds with her inheritance. When her disapproving stepfather, Angus McCairn, cuts off her income, an infuriated Temperance has no choice but to do as he commands: live, as a proper unmarried lady, in the family's home in Edinburgh. She soon strikes up a bargain with the elder McCairn to win her passage home by agreeing to ?nd a wife for his nephew, James -- a task few would dare undertake.

A brusque, strapping man, James McCairn has little use for the new "housekeeper" on his Highlands farm -- though the place could surely use a woman's touch. But as she attempts to match James with his ideal mate, Temperance makes a surprising discovery: behind his gruff exterior is a kind, intelligent, caring soul. And his perfect match may surprise Temperance most of all....

Includes an excerpt from The Summerhouse, Jude Deveraux's splendid new novel!



Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2000
ISBN: 9780743410182
0743410181
9780671002039
0671002031
Characteristics: 346 p. ; 25 cm. : ill

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LucyBo
Oct 31, 2016

Implausible bodice ripper. Predictable and silly. Don't bother

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bookworm48
Jun 30, 2016

I really like this author and have read most of her books. This book hooked me from the first page. Would have given it 5 stars but I didn't like the final chapter. It's the typical HEA, but just didn't match the rest of the book. It is a great story but the ending was flat:(

oldjcp Oct 01, 2011

Great banter between the main characters, and great story that kept me turning pages.

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