Large Print - 2001
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The year is 1909, and Temperance O'Neil is a woman's rights activist devoted to helping single mothers on the streets of New York. Temperance is happily married to her work -- which she funds with her inheritance. Unfortunately, her new stepfather, Angus, now controls all of her money, and he insists she quit her career, and live in his house. Temperance heads for Scotland with one mission -- to drive Angus crazy. Soon, an exasperated Angus makes her an offer: to pose as housekeeper to his nephew in a secret attempt to find a wife. If she succeeds, she will be allowed to return to New York.

James McCairn is a strapping, rough-mannered giant interested only in farming. His stables are immaculate, but there are pigeons roosting in the kitchen and chickens in the bedroom. It's enough to make any woman recoil. Temperance, however, has a temper just as stubborn as his, and she's determined to win her passage at any cost. But the cost may be her heart...for as she attempts to open James' eyes to the wonders of love, it is she herself who is liberated by the power of an overwhelming passion.

Publisher: Rockland, Mass. : Wheeler Pub., 2001
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781587240218
Branch Call Number: LT F DEV
Characteristics: 383 p. (large print) ; 24 cm


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Oct 31, 2016

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

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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