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A Convenient Wife

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His plan was simple--convince Caroline Hudson to take in his children as wards. Widower Tyrone Justice is stunned when the Nantucket schoolmistress requests a wedding instead! But really, what could be simpler than a marriage of convenience? Tyrone's children will have stability, Caroline will have security...and neither Tyrone nor Caroline will have to risk their hearts o ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Gail
Heroine is a widow who runs a private school for the children of the well-to-do on Nantucket island to keep body and soul, and house, together. One day, three raggedy children show up wanting to go to her school. They want to improve themselves, like their mother wanted. Mama died in the Great Nantucket Fire four years ago, when everything they owned went up in flames. Their father has been trying to take care of them since. They agree to exchange schooling for chores and repairs on the big hous ...more
MariaFernanda
Usually I hate children in a book! Haha, I love them, but in books they usually bore and irritate me because they're simplified into little objects.
Here, however, they delighted me!
The relationships were very complex without the usual annoyances!

The romance was sweet, but a little dull... While the inner conflicts of the protagonists were interesting and realistic, it took waaaay too long and it wasn't as intriguing for them to fall in love.

I do have to applaud Schmidt though because this book c
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Stephanie
I am a fan of Steeple Hill's Love Inspired books and this one was another great read. Caroline Hudson is a lonely widow running a school to help her pay off the massive debts owed by her late husband. When 3 bedraggled children show up at her door asking if she can teach them how to be proper ladies, her heart aches to help these kids get an education and a decent meal. Poor, widower Ty Justice is doing everything he can to care for his 3 children. When he discovers his kids begging for an educa ...more
Sandy
A very sweet story. I've liked all of Ms. Schmidt's books and this was another good book. Yes, it's predictable but sometimes you just need to read books for the pleasure of reading it and knowing that it will work out at the end.
Julia
Jun 27, 2011 Julia rated it 3 of 5 stars
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It’s been a long time since I read an inspirational romance. Ironically, my work is so centered around people’s faith that I don’t want to read about faith struggles in my spare time.

So I was pleasantly surprised when reading A Convenient Wife to find that by not reading inspirationals, I’ve been missing some excellent dialogue, good story development, non-plot moppet children and realistic romance development. When reading a novel, timelines are collapsed and we all know it.

The story of Tyron
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Widower Tyrone Justice is stunned when the Nantucket schoolmistress requests a wedding instead But really, what could be simpler than a marriage of convenience? Tyrone's children will have stability, Caroline will have security...and neither Tyrone nor Caroline will have to risk their hearts once more. Bruised by past loves and losses, neither is ready to take that chance again. Unless a potentially deadly disaster makes them see the truth. Happiness lies within r
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Jen
This book is a 4.5 star book. I picked it up, expecting to read a few chapters and go to sleep, but two hours later, after midnight, I was finishing it. It's a sweet story with good character development and a good plot. Not a keeper, but close.
Miss Pippi the Librarian
But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before Him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. ~ Job 5:8-9

Time Period: 18050's
Location: Nantucket, USA
Ann
Not preachy, fun to read, my first with this author and I want to read everything she has written. Just good, clean enjoyment with something to learn along the way.
Linda
I picked this up for a quick read and it was. Interesting history to the area of Nantucket and compelling characters. More preachy than I like.
Keekee Bird
It was a good book it just took little bit of time to get into the plot.
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Anna Schmidt is the award-winning author of over twenty works of historical and contemporary fiction. A reviewer from Romantic Times notes that “Schmidt is not timid about presenting her characters with their faults laid bare for the reader to see.”
Currently Anna is working on a new series set in WWII Germany with an American Quaker protagonist. The first novel--ALL GOD'S CHILDREN-has already bee
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