Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"The Temporary Betrothal" by Lily George

About this book:

  “Sophie Handley is a charming flirt—just like the fiancée who jilted Lieutenant Charles Cantrill after he was wounded at Waterloo. Yet her assistance in helping veterans is proving invaluable. And when she offers to feign a courtship to appease his family, he finds their arrangement curiously appealing….Sophie has been groomed from birth for a life of easy comfort. Then financial ruin obliges her to reevaluate all her plans and dreams. Helping veterans and their wives helps her see what's truly important—and gives her the chance to enjoy the lieutenant's very appealing company. Somehow Sophie must help his embittered heart to see she's found her permanent place—by his side, and in his arms.”

Series: Part of the ‘Love Inspired Historical’ line; Book #2 in the mini-series “Brides of Waterloo”.  

Spiritual Content- Colossians 3:13-15 at the beginning; Scriptures are quoted, mentioned & read; Church going & mention of sermons and hymns; Talks about God, His plans for us & forgiving; Most ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Charles has a faith; Sophie hasn’t considered what the Lord thought before, but learns in this book; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of churches & church going; Mentions of being blessed; A couple mentions of Bible reading.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘bloody’, an ‘idiot’, two ‘stupid’s, three forms of ‘blast’, four forms of ‘dash it all’, and seven ‘botheration’s; Many mentions of the war, veterans & almost dying (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of alcohol & drinking; A couple mentions of gambling & “the gambling hell”; A couple mentions of drugs; A couple mentions of cigars & smoking.

Sexual Content- two hand kisses, two forehead kisses, 1 (semi-detailed) cheek kiss, and a semi-detailed kiss; Remembering a cheek kiss (semi-detailed); Touches, Nearness & Embraces (up to semi-detailed); Noticing & Smelling; Flirting & Blushes; A man asks Sophie to be his mistresses (not the main guy, she says no) & mention of it; Mentions of a man watching & looking over Sophie’s figure; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of women considering to sell themselves; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Sophie Handley
-Charles Cantrill
                                     P.O.V. switches between them
                                            Set in 1818
                                                 280 pages

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My personal Rating-
This was sweet…honestly better than I was expecting it would be. The back-cover doesn’t exactly give Sophie a glowing review, I didn’t find her as bad as she was made out to be. I did not like Bradbury and honestly could have done without him or his (suggestive) parts, though.  

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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