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When Marrying a Scoundrel

(Victorian Soap Opera #2)

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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  497 ratings  ·  40 reviews
A lady must be prepared for anything...when marrying a scoundrel.

Sadie Moon once thought she was in love. Then her dashing husband left her to seek his fortune, and she had no choice but to transform herself from a heartbroken waif into London Society's favorite fortune-teller. But even she could not have foreseen Jack's return—until their paths cross in the last place ei
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Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Avon
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Sombra
4,5 estrellas.

Una historia sencilla pero a la vez llena de sentimientos encontrados entre ambos protagonistas que han hecho que no pudiera para de leer para saber qué iba a pasar a continuación entre Jack y Sadie.

Sadie es una joven sencilla que se gana la vida leyendo el futuro en los posos de té. En el libro anterior jugó un papel bastante importante a la hora de unir a la pareja y en esta ocasión vemos un poco más lo que es su vida como adivina en la alta sociedad y los sueños e ilusiones que
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Verity
Feb 21, 2010 rated it liked it
This book was a let down, I liked the prequel better. Prior to this, I just read 2 books that were worthy of 4 – 5* by different authors, but the pulse of the problem w/ this 1 wasn’t just the lack of xxxtra oomph in the writing itself, but in the inconsistent characterizations, shaky conflict & strangely, the absence of intense emotions, despite its mouth-watering theme (reunion = 1 of my favs) & hero (self-made / rags to riches = 1 of my favs). Methinks if it were executed by any other author ...more
Hayal Perest
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sadie geçimini fal bakarak sağlayan, aristokrat sınıfında olmayan ve bunun ezikliğini her daim yaşayan esas karakterimiz. Bir diğer esas karakterimiz ise Sadie'nin kocası Jack Friday. Jack Sadie'ye daha iyi bir hayat sürebilmek için gider ve 10 yıl boyunca Jack'ten haber alınmaz. Sadie kocasının onu terk ettiğini düşünse de Jack yıllar sonra çıka gelir. Ve asıl olaylar o zaman başlar.

Öncelikle Jack'in büyükbabasını lime lime etmek istiyorum. Jack ve Sadie'nin arasına girip birlikte olmalarına en
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Insh
Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it
“My dear, all costs are great.
What we have to decide is whether or not they are worth paying.”

Songül
Dec 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Fena değildi , yazar sanki historical romance yazmak için yola çıkmış ama bunu tam başaramamış . Günümüzün etkisinde daha fazla kalmış diye düşünüyorum.
Jules2016
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Yuck! Wrong! Stay away from this book-nothing to see here folks! Long story short, the hero and heroine are married in a pagan ceremony when she was 15 and he was 18, obviously not legal.

Anywhoo, two years into the marriage he leaves to make his fortune. She thinks he has abandoned her and moves on with her life .

Issue 1 - slutty hero and heroine
They cross paths 12 years later and despite recognizing her and claiming she was the love of his life he is trying to hit it with every hot twat in th
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Hristina Tserovska
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Много ми хареса историята, стила на авторката и героите! Буквално за 2 часа изчетох книгата. Няма излишни описания, а действието се развива бързо. Много обичам да чета за двойки, които постоянно се карат и обичат едновременно. Книгата може да се чете самостоятелно, макар че е втора от поредица. Надявам се поне третата да бъде преведена, защото ми стана любопитна историята на Тристан!
Lover of Romance
Sadie Moon once fell in love, and got married, even though it wasn't fully legal, in her heart she committed herself to him, until he abandoned her, and so she decided to move on with her life, never expecting to cross paths with him again. However things never go as expected. Sadie Moon is a fortune teller, and has a real gift that has helped people. Then Jack Friday enters her shop and all her feelings for him, both good and bad come rushing back. However Jack is none too pleased with her eith ...more
Melis
Sayın Epsilonun yine serinin ortasından daldığı bir kitap. İlk kitap dük ile düşesimizi anlatıyor. Allahtan kitapta bundan bahsediliyor da merakta kalmadım. Kitap güzeldi. Kadın karakter biraz sinirlerimi bozdu. Ama onun dışında idare ederdi. Son kitap çıkarsa okurum. Çünkü oradaki karakterleri de merak ediyorum.
Noelia
Qué tiempos... cuando Esencia no le había dado la espalda a la novela histórica. Me gustó mucho, la historia de un reencuentro, es muy tierna y picante, y una trama muy amena. Me gustó que los protagonistas fueran valientes, la ambientación un poco oscura y los personajes secundarios. Y la portada es preciosa.
Chica Invisible
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ay que bonico Jack ❤, que bonica Sadie y que bonico tó. Me ha gustado bastante, el primero me gustó más pero este esta muy bien.
Albagar90
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, popsugar18
Tengo que decir, que este libro me ha gustado más que el primero. Es una historia con un buen argumento y sobre todo, mejor ambientada. Con unos personajes bien perfilados, tanto Sadie como Jack, han hecho que me sumerja en la historia. Una bonita historia de amor fácil de leer y entretenida.
Isa
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ha sido bonito el sufrimiento de Jack (si se entiende lo que quiero decir).
Saddie ha sido una buena protagonista, bien plasmada y fuerte.
Deseo saber más de los secundarios, de lo más atractivos.
Buena lectura.
Nicol Althea
Did i just add this book to my "All Time Favorites" shelf?? You bet i did! Hmm..this book got me so hooked i dunno where to start! haha But i'll still attempt to because this book totally deserves it. Here i go. :p

I was actually expecting Lord Archer's story in the second installment of the Victorian Soap Opera Series, that this series would mainly revolve around the Kane brothers. Furthermore, having such a small role in the first installment, I honestly wasn't expecting Sadie Moon to be part o
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Tawnie
Jul 28, 2010 rated it it was ok
Found the author's use of modern slang very weird in a historical novel. ...more
Haley
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars-- and simply because I prefer a little more action to add the drama of my romance novels. If I was a person happy with simply character rather than both character and physical action plot it would be solid 4-4.5 stars. The best way to describe this novel would be sweet.

I see a lot of negative on the heroine Sadie reviews that after reading leave me a little confused. Sadie behaves exactly as I would expect a woman in her situation to behave. Both Jack and Sadie began their romance as t
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Artisa
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
entretenido
Adela Viña
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aparte de una portada PRECIOSA, tiene otro amor prohibido que llega al corazón 🥺❤️
Eme
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, favoritos
¡5 ESTRELLAS!

Cartas de amor no es una novela que tenga un mensaje profundo que te marque la existencia, ni tampoco es de esas novelas "must read". Más bien es una novela de romance histórico como otra cualquiera pero que ha conseguido enamorarme (tanto de la historia como de sus personajes), me ha tenido atrapada entre sus páginas durante los últimos tres días (aunque debería estar estudiando un examen) y estoy segura que la historia de Jack y Sadie la recordaré durante bastante tiempo.

No quiero
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Letschat1974
Aug 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Stars 3/4 (Kate Pearce, Maureen Driscoll, Elisa Braden)

Hey fellow readers I don’t summarize the books (as there are always great full summaries written that I read myself).

I only give it my personal, general, summary of 5 stars to 1 star.

3 stars: This book is worth a read but didn’t really have me excited about interacting with the book where I could not put it down. It lacks the excitement and well roundness of my personal markers for a great read throughout the book.

Development and interest
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Tara
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read a lot, and I haven't read a good book in a really long time. This book is exactly what I've been waiting for. I absolutely loved it and I'm sure I will love it when I read it again. My favorite type of romance novels are ones where the main characters had a relationship when they were younger and then there's a period of separation and they find each other again. The only part that did bug me was the very beginning when Jack pretended that he didn't know who Sadie was, but then again it h ...more
Holly
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Kathryn Smith is hit or miss for me.

I really like the "reunited lovers" plot device, and I think Smith did a good job with it here. It was easy to see why both parties felt they were the ones who got abandoned. I really liked that Jack never stopped loving Sadie, and had no problem admitting it. He no longer trusted her, but he still loved her.

Though I had issues with both main protagonists, they weren't enough to detract from my overall enjoyment. Yes, I became frustrated by their actions at
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Lisa Hoang
Feb 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Greselley
Jan 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Am I too impatient or the story is just so dragging???? This kind of story where the characters have fallen in love in the past but was separated by circumstances and now have meet again,have so much potential. And it, being one of my favorite kind of romance would have more potential than it would have in general but I don't know. It lacks something, maybe the plot wasn't that good? I really don't know but I found myself not finishing it. The book has been so much better. ...more
Pepa
Me ha gustado más que el primero de la saga, una historia sencilla pero bastante bonita, que habla de reencuentros, malentendidos y segundas oportunidades, donde ninguno de los dos es culpable,tan solo las circunstancias que rodean a la pareja.
Me ha gustado mucho encontrarme con un personaje masculino que no ha sido el tipico libertino, me gusta cuando ellos también tienen sentimientos y sufren.
Nonieღserenity2bliss
Apr 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It took like half of the book for me to really got into the story but it is still a great read none the less. The hero, Jack, is just to die for. It's rare to find a hero who is not afraid to admit that he loves his wife, despite the long separation due to misunderstanding between the hero and the heroine.

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Katherine Smith
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I LOVED IT!!!! "Smith" Is now become my favorite author. I'm going to search for everything she has in print(that I of course don't already have) because I know I can count on her to provide me the "romantic elude" I look for in a book. I would like to know what happens to Archer, Trystan, Eve, Vienne, and even Lady Gosling and Indara as well. ...more
Kelly
Feb 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, read-2011
I really enjoy Kathryn's novels. I would say this was more of a 3.5 but as I mentioned I love this author and can think of more reasons to bump it up than down.

The tea reading was not my favorite but I loved the reunited husband and wife theme.

I found myself with a heavy heart more than one time and laughed out loud a few times too. This was really a nice HR.
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