Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife (Historical Romance)” as Want to Read:
Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife  (Historical Romance)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife (Historical Romance)

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Wealthy landowner Simon Clare shuns Northumbrian society. With his son gravely ill, the last thing Simon needs is an interfering woman assuming command of his household—no matter how sensuous her figure, or how tempting her luscious lips….

Phoebe Benedict knows what it is to struggle and isn't frightened of the badly scarred recluse and his gruff exterior. It's the man bene
Mass Market Paperback, 283 pages
Published January 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerThe Unwanted Wife by Natasha AndersThe 19th Wife by David EbershoffThe Kitchen God's Wife by Amy TanThe Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
52nd out of 169 books — 59 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 172)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Aurian Booklover
I really like Michelle Styles’ writing style. I thought I would know what would happen next, what they would do or say, and I was so wrong. This is not a cliché of a story, or textbook characters. Simon is still suffering from his wounds, his leg and his eye and they give him headaches. Climbing the stairs to the nursery to visit with his son, is difficult. And the pain would make him snap at the boy, something he also does not want to do. Phoebe first thinks he does not care about Robert, but t ...more
So, I won this on Goodreads first reads and I got a bit disappointed.

I really liked the way the book started. The writing was apparently good and the story seemed great and promising. Allthough, somewhere in the middle, the book just appeared to be slow and without much happening in the story. It's not that I didn't like the book. I did, it was a pleasent, light reading. It could have been so much more, though. I thought the relationship between Simon and Phoebe could've been differently explore
I feel quite ambivalent about this book.
On one hand, I liked the story setting, the theme and the characters. Despite the fact that story develops slowly, it charmed me from the start. I loved the start of the love story and the initial exploration of the characters.
However, I got the feeling that something essential was missing. I believe that the author failed to create the perfect chemistry between the main characters. Furthermore, the whole history behind the Simon's personality was poor. Un
Anne Neville
Phoebe Benedict is prepared for a fight when she shows up (with a kitten) at Simon Clare’s doorstep. After all, he was expecting his sister Diana to come and care for his dangerously ill son, Robert. Instead, Phoebe arrives. Simon Clare is known for his temper, and he has been a recluse since he was injured and scarred by an engine upon which he was experimenting. He is also scarred by his past–one that he would hide from the delectable Miss Benedict. Only her skill with Robert persuades Simon t ...more
Great book that is easy to read. Definitely a book to bring on next vacation for a fun read while sitting on the beach. Great development of storyline and a few additional twists.
The book was very poorly written. The plot was weak. It meandered into sub plots that were never developed. The characters were types. There was nothing redeeming about it.
Meh...your typical religious, historical fiction predictable story line. This book didn't entertain me at all. In fact, I found myself forcing myself to finish it.
Not bad but I found Phoebe a ninny. She was so worried about herself that she couldn't open up to Simon and kept waiting for him to reveal his weaknesses.
Received as a GoodReads giveaway. A predictable romance, but a nice read.
Another beautifully written story from Michelle Styles.
Harlequin Historical
Miniseries: Clare Brother and Sister
this looks like an awsome book
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Clare Brother and Sister
Carey marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2015
Kellie Demarsh
Kellie Demarsh marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2015
Salla Leppänen
Salla Leppänen marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2015
Sweetpea marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2015
Jean added it
Feb 21, 2015
Nadosha marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2014
Lucy added it
Nov 14, 2014
Rhonda marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2014
Christina Browne
Christina Browne marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
Rettah marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 11, 2015 05:59PM  
Born and raised near San Francisco Califorinia, Michelle Styles currently lives a few miles south of Hadrian's Wall with her husband, three children and menagerie of pets. An avid reader, she became hooked on historical romance when she discovered Georgette Heyer, Anya Seton and Victoria Holt in her school's library. Michelle enjoys writing stories in a wide range of time periods including Roman, ...more
More about Michelle Styles...
Taken by the Viking The Viking's Captive Princess Viking Warrior, Unwilling Wife The Gladiator's Honor Hattie Wilkinson Meets Her Match

Share This Book