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Title:
Temptation
Author:
Deveraux, Jude.
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Edition:
Abridged.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2000]

â„—2000
Physical Description:
4 audio discs (4.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An heiress must find a wife for her Scottish stepcousin, the Laird of Clan McCairn, only to discover her heart may pay a price if she wants to keep her personal freedom.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780743510325
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Audiobook on CD

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JUDE DEVERAUX'S BLOCKBUSTER BESTSELLER AT A NEW LOW PRICE!TEMPTATIONRead by Alison Fraser 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 that may cost her heart.


Author Notes

Jude Deveraux is the author of 25 New York Times bestsellers, including High Tide, The Blessing, An Angel for Emily, Legend, and The Duchess. She began writing in 1976, and to date there are more than 30 million copies of her books in print. Ms. Deveraux is currently at work on her next novel.

She lives in Connecticut.

(Publisher Provided) Jude Deveraux was born in Fairdale, Kentucky on September 20, 1947. She was a fifth-grade teacher in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when a publisher accepted her first book, The Enchanted Land (1978). Since then, she has written more than 35 romance novels including Lavender Morning, Return to Summerhouse, Secrets, Someone to Love, Wild Orchids, Holly, The Mulberry Tree, The Summerhouse, Temptation, A Knight in Shining Armor, and Remembrance. Deveraux 's series the Nantucket Brides Trilogy, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2014 and 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Deveraux returns to the historical romance genre with her latest novel, a typically formulaic but nonetheless satisfying story to divert her many fans. The time is 1909, and Temperance O'Neil, a rich, independent, and beautiful woman, is deeply involved in the struggle for women's rights. She is quite happy working with New York's downtrodden women, but that endeavor comes to an abrupt halt when her new stepfather insists that, as an unmarried woman, she should live in his house in Edinburgh, Scotland. Threatened with having her allowance cut off, Temperance heads for Scotland. Once there, her stepfather promises her that she can return to New York, with an allowance, if she can find a suitable match for his unmarried nephew, James. Heir to his family's fortune, James is a strapping, handsome, kilt-wearing Scotsman, but he is also rude, obnoxious, and hateful. Naturally, the two can't stand each other at first, but by the end of the novel, they are passionately in love. A light and easy read that historical romance fans will enjoy. --Kathleen Hughes


Publisher's Weekly Review

Like many recent heroines of historical romance, Temperance O'Neil, turn-of-the-century New York women's rights activist, doesn't think she needs a man. The beautiful, resourceful 29-year-old has conquered politicians and audiences, even the mayor, but in 1909 men control the purse strings, so she must move to Scotland when her mother marries dour Angus McCairn. Angus soon cuts a deal with his willful stepdaughter: she can have her financial freedom and return to New York if she finds a wife for his nephew, James. Posing as James's new housekeeper, Temperance heads to his estate in the Highlands, not knowing that according to his father's will, James must marry for love before his fast-approaching 35th birthday. Other surprises await her, too. Beneath his rough exterior, James happens to be an attractive, educated, amusing, sensitive man. The Scottish Cold Comfort Farm where he tends sheep has fallen on hard times, but a treasure, hidden somewhere on the premises, promises riches galore. Fannie Farmer cookbook in hand, Temperance whips the old castle into shape, launches a millinery business for the town widow, delivers baby lambs and shares temper tantrums and passionate sex with the laird. Trouble threatens when James's ex-girlfriend reappears on the scene claiming to know where the treasure is hidden, but Temperance has handled bigger problems before. This is not the first time Deveraux (High Tide, etc.) has set a romance in the Highlands or found humor in the city slicker who tames the wilds. Here, too, she delights in the corny clashing of Temperance's modern professionalism and James's archaic near-feudal existence. Deveraux knows that the lively pace and happy endings she has delivered with relentless consistency since 1976 will keep loyal readers turning pages fast enough to overlook any lapses of accuracy, subtlety or freshness. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Temperance O'Neil, 29 and unmarried in New York City in 1909, is consumed by her work: helping poor women and their children. She is astounded when her mother marries a Scotsman and he, taking control of the money her father left her, insists that she move to Scotland with them. She is determined to annoy him so greatly that he will willingly send her back (with her financial resources) to America if she'll find a wife for his nephew, the laird of a clan in a remote village. Although Temperance is sure this will be easy, she has met her match in James McCairn, who is as stubborn as she. This spicy romance manages a few unexpected twists and turns that may surprise even the experienced romance listener, and Carrington MacDuffie has an unerring ability to switch between the most authentic of American and Scottish accents, handling age and gender well to boot. Her dialects reflect differences in education and social standing, and her narration always captures the necessary emotional tone. Quite a treat, this is highly recommended. Melody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.