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The Temporary Betrothal (Brides of Waterloo #2)

3.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  71 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Sophie Handley is a charming flirt—just like the fiancée who jilted Lieutenant Charles Cantrill after he was wounded at Waterloo. Yet her assistance in helping veterans is proving invaluable. And when she offers to feign a courtship to appease his family, he finds their arrangement curiously appealing….Sophie has been groomed from birth for a life of easy comfort. Then fin ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mar 31, 2015 Alice rated it liked it
Shelves: regency
This was a quick and fluffy read. Enjoyable, but quite shallow- both in regards to the spiritual content as well as character development. There were a few times that suddenly a character would be more mature or changed in some way and I would think to myself "when did that happen?". Also, in the beginning, I was of the impression that Sophie was an unbeliever, and then about a third of the way through (after attending church once for the first time since she was little) suddenly it seemed that ...more
Nov 05, 2013 Mitch rated it it was ok
Ok, when it comes to Harlequin I am usually satisfied. I enjoy the quick reads and fun little upbeat stories. I can admit it, I love corny little romances. But I understand they are mass produced like magazines, so it is only natural that I am going to find one once in a while that I am not fond of. And sadly, Lily George's "The Temporary Betrothal" wound up in my dud pile.

I usually enjoy the snappy romances, but this historical story about a once-rich woman now a servant who is interested in a
Apr 05, 2013 Olivia rated it it was ok
Shelves: overdrive
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Nov 21, 2012 June rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story about Sophie and Charlie. The results of Waterloo left Charlie with a mangled arm and a great desire to help the other veterans make something of their lives. When he runs into Sophie one day he gets her to agree to help him with this mission. Sophie is in Bath trying to be independent and have the life she has always dreamed of. Helping Charlie opens her eyes to how frivolous her life has been and she goes about making changes that will help others.

The point was made that w
I really enjoyed this novel. Set in the early 1800's in England, the story is very intriguing. Charles Cantrell was wounded in war, so he is devoting his life to helping other soldiers and their families, which his own family views as beneath him. I loved the fact that he had such compassion for others and valued people over material possessions. When he meets Sophie Handley, they have much in common. I enjoyed the vivacious spirit of her character. Flirty and fun, but with great values, she get ...more
Feb 08, 2015 Victoria rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I had read the third book in the series first, so the events in this book were told through Lucy's eyes. This means I had a hint of what was happening in advance, but it matters much more to see Sophie and Charles' true courtship.

I enjoyed the story, with the exception of a few turns of phrase. There was a lot of "'twas" and a "girl" were always referred to as "gel". I'm not sure if that's a typo in the kindle version because I looked up "gel" to see if it was antiquated slang, but couldn't find
Carrie Olguin
Jul 08, 2013 Carrie Olguin rated it liked it
A pleasant inspirational/Christian romance (not the overly preachy kind, than heavens).

The H/h work together to solve problems and fall in love in the process.

Of course, as a Christian book, there is a moral to the story. In this one it's learning to forgive.
Jan 26, 2016 Melody rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! Hero and heroine both earned a place in my heart! Loved seeing the character growth, and the love story unfold. It was paced just perfectly!
I am not sure if I read the first one, but I am most excited to read the next one.
Janis Kay
Sep 13, 2012 Janis Kay rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian-fic
Really liked this story>< They make a wonderful match like their predecessors:)

Read the 1st one afterward and want to see Aunt Katherine again....>< I love that sweetheart^o^
Sep 18, 2013 Sherri rated it liked it
This book is definitely a cotton candy read. But it was clean and fun. And now I can say I have officially read my first Harlequin Romance. Ha!
Aug 24, 2013 Mknader rated it it was amazing
Sweet story and fun read! Loved learning the new vocabulary from the time period and enjoyed the characters.
Sep 03, 2012 Marcella rated it really liked it
It was a good sweet story mainly about choices
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Jun 19, 2013 Stephanie Shaw rated it did not like it
I tried but couldn't make it any further.
Jamie Lange
Mar 26, 2013 Jamie Lange rated it it was ok
too much religion
Sep 13, 2012 Jane rated it it was amazing
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“Both Bradbury and Cantrill behaved in an insulting manner," Brookes continued. "Shouldn't they have some comeuppance?"
"I am turning Lord Bradbury into the villain in my next novel," Harriet interrupted in a helpful tone. "With a different name, of course."
"And what good will that do?" Brooke's eyes widened in astonishment.
"Literary revenge is the best sort of reprisal," Harriet answered placidly.”
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