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Temptation
Temptation
Author: Jude Deveraux
ISBN-13: 9780743410182
ISBN-10: 0743410181
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 344
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 208 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I really enjoyed this book, but then this is one of my favorite authors.
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Temperance O'Neil is a young, headstrong woman determined to make life for woman better. She is a woman ahead of her time - fighting for women's rights in 1909. Running an apartment building for women who have fallen on hard times, fighting goverment officials and speaking on the liberation of women is how she fills her time. Or at least that is how she was filling her time until her widowed mother gets remarried to a headstrong Scotsman.



Temperance's new father, Angus is determined to keep his step-daughter at home and teach her to be a meek quiet woman. However when his plan fails, he comes up with a better solution. Angus strikes a deal with Temperance - Find a wife for his nephew and he will allow her to return to her life and work in NY.

Feeling she has little choice in the matter, Temperance agrees and decides to pose as a housekeeper. What she doesn't realize is that this nephew has no interest in getting married nor does he have any desire for a housekeeper. The house is in shambles and he fights Temperance at her every move.

My opinion: I didn't really care for this book. I didn't at all feel as though I could connect with Temperance as a woman and just found her flat our irritation at times. Also, I felt that there were some scenes that I definitely could have done without! I will probably not read it again.
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I liked Temperance's spirit, intellegence, and strength and that she was not willing to settle for less. James has to work for his happy ending. Overall, a good book.
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I like Jude Deveraux writting. This is no exception. written well it has a great story line that will keep you intrested and wanting more.
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One of the best books I've ever read.
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Another great book by Deveraux! I couldn't put it down...
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It was fun in a pre-feminist sort of way and had an almost plausable happy ending.
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I enjoyed this book immensely.
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This book has it all, real-life characters, passion, suspense, and is a very entertaining and romantic love story. It is an easy "summer read"
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A good airport and trip read.
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Terrific! James McCairn is one of Jude's most desirable heros.
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no one captivates like jude devereaux. one of my faves.
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These are a family tree series I thought i was awesome and had ro search for some of them and was were it.(Montgomery,Taggert,Worbrooke)
HAPPY READING
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A good book.
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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 find 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.... (from back cover)
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Very easy, enjoyable read.
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great!!!
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Heroine has inner strength. Good book.
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Romance set in 1900's New York and Scotland. Heroine has met her match in a scottish Lord. Story is very entertaining when she is in Scotland, drags a bit in the NYC parts of the story.
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A great read!
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Temperance O'Neil is her own woman for sure. Interesting. C.
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This is a four cassette tape book, abridged. I enjoyed the story a great deal.
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This was interesting, but didn't really hold my interest long, not my kind of book, I guess
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deveraux is always a good read!
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A woman way beyond her time, New York city - Circa 1909.
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Deveraux is one of wife's favorites. This one is set back in the Scottish Highlands, nice picture of life in a small village. The usual repartee between heroine & hero is fun.
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A wonderful warm read. I really enjoyed it.
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A good historical .. fiesty heroine!
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Liked it!
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New York 1909. A woman ahead of her time... Temperance O'Neil. Helping street women with money from her inheritance until her stepfather cuts off her funds and insists she return to Edinburgh. She bargins for her return to America by agreeing to find a wife for for her stepfather nephew, James McCairn.... a wonderful surprise for all when the perfect woman turns out to be the most unlikely person of all.
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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 find a wife for his nephew, James - a task few would dair undertake.
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Enjoyable reading.

Temperance, a woman ahead of her time in New York, 1909-helping single moms on city streets until her new disapproving step-father, Angus, sends her to find a wife for his nephew, James-brusque & handsome-on his Highlands farm. As she attempts to match James with his ideal mate, Temperance makes a discovery: behind his gruff exterior is a kind, intelligent, caring soul. and his perfect match may surprise Temperance most of all...
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New York City 1909 A woman ahead of her time, Temperance Oneil is happily married to her work, helping single mothers on the city streets. Which she funds with her inheritance. When her disapproving stepfather, Angus McCairm, cuts off her income an infuriated Temperance has no choice but to do as he commands live as a proper unmarried lady in the familys home in Endinburgh....
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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, cuts off her income, an infuriated Temperance has no choce but to do as he commands: live, as a proper unmarried lady, in the family's home in Edinburgh.
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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 find a wife for his nephew, James a task few would dare to undertake.
A brusque, strapping man, James McCairn has little use for the new "housekeeper" on his Highlands farm though the place could sure use a woman's touch. But as she attempts to match James with his ideal mate, Temperance makes a suprising discovery. Behind his gruff exterior is a kind intelligent soul....
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A strapping man, James McC ain has little use for his new 'housekeeper' except for cleaning up the place. As she attempts to secretly find him a mate, she is surprised to find a kind caring man in underneath his gruff personna.
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good book
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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 find 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.
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This is a hard cover book, based in 1909-good story about a strong woman.