The Painter's Daughter

The Painter's Daughter

eBook - 2015
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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 beautiful. Captain 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 fellow 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 muse. Wanting 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. If he dies in battle, as he believes he will, she'll be a respectable widow with the protection of his family. Desperate 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?
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Baker Publishing Group,, 2015
ISBN: 9781441228802
1441228802
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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busy4her
Jan 24, 2017

Good read! Kept me interested all the way through.

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wmtlady
Nov 07, 2016

I was not motivated to push through the fluff of this book because of its the author's mediocre writing ability. I did give it 3 stars, however, because I read only a few books of this genre, so maybe the better ones are the "exception to the rule."

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LadySade
Feb 15, 2016

This book was a refreshing considering my last Julie Klassen experience ("lady Maybe" released under a "different publisher"...go figure) I was glad that Klassen got back to " the "style" that her many fans were accustomed to. it was classically Klassen, engaging the reader in a touching romance and as usual, a house full of secrets. Besides the *Hollywood* ending..like really, the love triangle's epic conclusion at the edge of a cliff?? (rolls eyes) it was still a decent book. It was enjoyable but I was strangely relived it was over.

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oceanrose_0
Jan 06, 2016

Not as good as The Tutor's Daughter but definitely one of her better books. It is a nice clean historical romantic story. There is secrets and deceptions and not everything works out the way Sophie might want. But it has a great ending. Worth reading.

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