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Bought: The Penniless Lady Hadrian and Artemis marry in spite of their mutual hostility to raise their nephew Their nephew is the son of her sister and his brother, both now dead She died in childbirth or shortly after and Artemis brother fought Hadrian s brother in a duel that killed them both Hadrian returns from the Orient a year after to discover his brother dead and that he has a nephew He wants custody Artemis is desperate to find a way to raise her nephew because her Uncle says he will not have him in his hou Hadrian and Artemis marry in spite of their mutual hostility to raise their nephew Their nephew is the son of her sister and his brother, both now dead She died in childbirth or shortly after and Artemis brother fought Hadrian s brother in a duel that killed them both Hadrian returns from the Orient a year after to discover his brother dead and that he has a nephew He wants custody Artemis is desperate to find a way to raise her nephew because her Uncle says he will not have him in his house So they marry How they eventually come to appreciate the good in each other and fall in love makes a great story Poor relation raising her nephew ends up in MoC to mushroom who made his fortune in the East To add to the drama, the nephew in question is also the mushroom s nephew His brother had a child with heroine s sister There areconvoluted familial relationships Both H and h have issues from their pasts although H s areserious in my opinion There are some misunderstandings but in general both characters talk to each other about their feelings so the plot itself doesn t revolve around t Poor relation raising her nephew ends up in MoC to mushroom who made his fortune in the East To add to the drama, the nephew in question is also the mushroom s nephew His brother had a child with heroine s sister There areconvoluted familial relationships Both H and h have issues from their pasts although H s areserious in my opinion There are some misunderstandings but in general both characters talk to each other about their feelings so the plot itself doesn t revolve around the BIG MISUNDERSTANDING which often drives me bonkers I d rate it as PG 13 No closed doors but all sex after marriage England 1824 This story had potential I gave it 2.5 stars Julian brother of wealthy Hadrian Daphne sister of Lady Artemis had a love affair resulting in baby Lee Lady A Hadrian agreed to a MOC to jointly raise now orphaned Lee I agreed w the reader who said in a review that the title was misleading Lady A not penniless yet she shunned most material goods offered by the H He did shelter her and the baby nephew The leads fussed, fought, made a truce, then repeated the cycle England 1824 This story had potential I gave it 2.5 stars Julian brother of wealthy Hadrian Daphne sister of Lady Artemis had a love affair resulting in baby Lee Lady A Hadrian agreed to a MOC to jointly raise now orphaned Lee I agreed w the reader who said in a review that the title was misleading Lady A not penniless yet she shunned most material goods offered by the H He did shelter her and the baby nephew The leads fussed, fought, made a truce, then repeated the cycle They both agreed Parliament should ban children from working in coal mines They argued who should champion this in Parliament The H wanted Lee to do it, as an adult Would the adult Lee care about this issue Why wait The H had a narrow view on this Ditto on the H planning to return to Singapore, alone Lady A was vulnerable under her cold, aloof facade Thiscouple had too many heated, hurtful exchanges Did the author think readers would like this as a cat likes cat nip Lee was the best aspect of the story This was a rather annoying book to read You have an illegitimate child Lee raised by his aunt Artemis , both living with his horrid great uncles One of the uncles is marrying a woman of ill repute but thinks her sensiblilities will be upset if she has to live in the same house as an illegitimate child So he tells his niece Artemis that she has to get rid of the child She won t, but where will she go Hadrian shows up and wants his nephew They agree to a marriage of convenience And here This was a rather annoying book to read You have an illegitimate child Lee raised by his aunt Artemis , both living with his horrid great uncles One of the uncles is marrying a woman of ill repute but thinks her sensiblilities will be upset if she has to live in the same house as an illegitimate child So he tells his niece Artemis that she has to get rid of the child She won t, but where will she go Hadrian shows up and wants his nephew They agree to a marriage of convenience And here s the part that drove me nuts Hadrian has his heart set on his wastrel brother going to Parliament and stopping the injustice of child miners His father and other brothers had been killed in a mining disaster He had been saved by a broken arm requiring him to stay home with the youngest brother He goes off to make a fortune so his brother can live in the upper society and make connections to help the cause When his brother is killed in a duel with Artemis brother, defending his other sister who got pregnant , Hadrian is devasted that there s no one to fight the injustice Then he finds out about Lee and is thrilled that there is someone to carry on the battle to fight companies using children in their mine, regardless of the fact that Lee is only one year old So the whole time I m thinking, why don t YOU, Hadrian, go to Parliament to fight for these children Duh This made a lot of the book nonsense to me I hesitated to read this story because of the title But I was familiar with this author s Love Inspired Historical books, so I gave it a chance And found the title was misleading This is a tale of two wounded people who are healed and changed by their growing love for each other and that of a small child One scene which I was able to skip without feeling I was missing any of the story. I like that their relationship aremature than some They argued, they talk it out, they apologise and make amend,And how open they are to each other before love even took place.It sangst to this story compare to Ford s story.I m glad they found happiness despite everything These two deserved it. Nice twist on the marriage of convenience plot, and I appreciated the contrasts between genteel poverty and real poverty in the plot and dialogue There was also attention to the lives and concerns of staff, and a great scene between the lady of the house and the housekeeper As in common in marriage of convenience stories, it startsdramatically than it ends, but a solid and enjoyable read. Great Love StoryThe hero, Hadrian is tormented but wonderfully appealing The heroine Artemis is everything a proper woman should be There is so much love in her that our hero is transformed A very good read. Desperate to safeguard the future of her precious nephew, penniless Lady Artemis Dearing will do anything even marry the man whose brother ruined her darling sister Hadrian North s suffered enough heartbreak he will not lose his brother s son, too Calculating and deceitful as Lady Artemis may be, he will marry her if he must But Hadrian isn t prepared for overwhelming desire, or his new wife s sweet disposition There s been some mistake his hard built defenses are crumbling before his very eyes This is the second book in the Gentlemen of Fortune series by Deborah Hale I liked the first Married The Virgin Widow it was a tasty meal of secrets and bitterness, just as I like it with family and first love trauma drama.This is filled with secret past suffering mixed with present grief of lost siblings for Hadrian North his last brother and Lady Artemis Dearing both her brother and sister in less then a year I really wanted to throw darts at Lady Artemis s two uncles, they were the This is the second book in the Gentlemen of Fortune series by Deborah Hale I liked the first Married The Virgin Widow it was a tasty meal of secrets and bitterness, just as I like it with family and first love trauma drama.This is filled with secret past suffering mixed with present grief of lost siblings for Hadrian North his last brother and Lady Artemis Dearing both her brother and sister in less then a year I really wanted to throw darts at Lady Artemis s two uncles, they were the definition of selfish jerks So I was happy that she quickly marries and leaves her birthplace.This is a marriage of convenience plot with a one year old illegitimate child thrown in to bring out all the lovely maternal instincts whilst at the same time giving Hadrian an instant family to finally heal his long time wounds of having being orphaned and family less I do love a married then fall in love scenario in my historical romance stories It is next to impossible to pass that off in a modern romance, but it totally works for historical especially gentry English settings Something about an arranged marriage between two sweet but damaged people in the time period of repressed feelings and gestures, always makes for a delicious read There is two sexy moments in the book, but they are very vague and quickly sketched out so I would almost put it at a YA level, although the audience is clearly for a mature female audience me.This was 283 pages and just the right length for me The author could have padded it withgirl time talks with ladies from earlier books or bringing up the terrible Dearing family again But I am glad that there is nocontact with her selfish self serving uncles Silence can beinteresting then too much blah blah in a story.2 stars

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