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FREE DOWNLOAD ¹ The Painter's Daughter º Sophie Dupont daughter of a portrait painter assists her father in his studio keeping her own artwork out of sight She often walks the cliffside path along the North Devon coast popular with artists and poets It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree the first man to tell her she's beautifulCaptaW painter he travels to Devonshire and meets Miss Dupont the painter's daughter He's startled to recognize her from a miniature portrait he carries with him one of Wesley's discarded works But his happiness plummets when he realizes Wesley has left her with child and sailed away to Italy in search of a new museWanting to do something worthwhile with his life Stephen proposes to Sophie He does not offer love or even a future together but he can save her from scandal. A delightful Regency era novel from Julie KlassenSophie is The Painter's Daughter and she finds herself in a precarious situation Although she doesn't know or love Stephen he offers a solution for her Sophie was both fallible and likable Stephen was pure Prince CharmingSecondary characters added to the novel I especially enjoyed Stephen's grandfather and his sister Kate The history backdrop of Napoleon was an added plusThere were layers of pain that were dealt with in the novel My favorite part of the novel was the endingHappy sigh

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Sophie Dupont daughter of a portrait painter assists her father in his studio keeping her own artwork out of sight She often walks the cliffside path along the North Devon coast popular with artists and poets It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree the first man to tell her she's beautifulCaptain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother's neglected duties Home on leave he's sent to find Wesley Knowing his brother rented a cottage from a fello. 3 stars updated ratingWhen I purchased the hardcover edition I reread a lot of it for fun I apparently read through it too fast to notice some content issues the first time I was so interested in seeing how the plot would end that I didn't see how sensual many of the details were Unless the hardcover is a different book than the paperback which I don't think likely 18 onlyOriginal review below45 starsThis book was so hard to put down It's Julie Klassen at her best with intrigue danger and a young heroine dealing with her first broken heartWhen Wesley Overtree deceives Sophie into giving him everything and then rushes off in search of new things to paint his brother Stephen comes right behind trying to find him and bring him home to family duties Thus Stephen finds Sophie just as she's realizing she's been deserted and left pregnant and unmarriedSomething about her face will not let Stephen go He offers to marry her before he leaves for war giving her a name for her child and a home with his family Sophie has little choice with an unwanted suitor her father likes or a ruined name as her only other choices Once Sophie comes to the family home there's intrigue secret passageways and I loved Kate best and hated Wesley most There's a conflicted soldier seeking to throw off his demons and move one and a young lady who becomes Sophie's friend and a mysterious old nurse of Stephen's who somehow knows all sorts of things Will Stephen return from battle and become a true husband Or will Wesley return and convince her to follow her girlish infatuation with him instead15 for subject matter

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The Painter's DaughterIf he dies in battle as he believes he will she'll be a respectable widow with the protection of his familyDesperate for a way to escape her predicament Sophie agrees to marry a stranger and travel to his family's estate But at Overtree Hall her problems are just beginning Will she regret marrying Captain Overtree when a repentant Wesley returns Or will she find herself torn between the father of her child and her growing affection for the husband she barely knows. She has ANOTHER book coming out so soon How am I supposed to keep up At the same time though this is REALLY exciting