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It is l909 and Temperance O'Neil is a woman ahead of her time. She's happy and devoted to her career helping single mothers on the streets of New York. But her new stepfather, Angus McCairn, does not approve. He makes her an unlikely offer: to go to Scotland, pose as housekeeper to his nephew James, and find him a wife, secretly. If she succeeds, he'll allow her back to New York.

Temperance -- smart, passionate, as stubborn as her stepfather -- is determined at any cost to win her return passage. But she has taken on far more than she expected. James McCairn, Laird of Clan McCairn, is no cultured gentleman but a strapping, rough-mannered farmer, rude and brusque. There are pigeons roosting in the kitchen and chickens in the bedroom. Marriage is the last thing on his mind...

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books, c2000.
ISBN: 9780671002039
Characteristics: 346 p.


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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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