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The Painter's Daughter free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î 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 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. I've heard Klassen's praises for years and finally dived into this bookand boy I was glad I did It was an utterly absorbing novellots of family drama romance and in a beautiful setting I'll be looking for of Julie's books in the future

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W 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. My New Favorite from Julie KlassenIn her latest Inspirational Regency romance Julie Klassen brings readers to Devonshire England in the year 1815 where we find an artist’s daughter Sophie Dupont who fell in love with a visiting artist but now finds herself abandoned and in a bit of a delicate predicament Like Marianne Dashwood Sophie believed herself loved and though the words were “never absolutely” spoken she expected that her lover would declare himself and marry her Sadly for Sophie this didn’t happen Instead the man who stole her heart Wesley Overtree jumped at a fortuitous opportunity to travel to Italy and paint In a mad rush to be off Wesley didn’t say good bye in person he just left a brief note with no declarations or promisesOn a mission to find his older brother Captain Stephen Overtree travels to Lynmouth in hopes of convincing Wesley to come home and help their ailing father by assuming his estate responsibilities However he doesn’t find Wesley he instead finds Sophie and is uick to guess her relationship with his brother and the situation she now finds herself in As readers will soon find out Stephen Overtree is a most honorable and responsible man He feels it is his duty to help Sophie out There isn’t time to travel to Italy and bring Wesley back so Stephen does the only thing he can think of and offers marriage and the protection of his name to Sophie himselfOh mythis story gripped me from the very first page and many times I found myself unable to summon the willpower to put it down I found myself completely enad with Sophie Stephen and the impossibly tangled situation they found themselves in Sophie has just bound herself to a virtual stranger to save her reputation – a man who has a brusue and militant persona and whom she suspects to be harsh and violent Stephen is in the awkward of position of having a wife who is in love with his brother not him yet his own heart can’t help but feel some affection for her Add to that this couple must play the part of happy newlyweds in front of their relations who cannot help but feel a bit suspicious about such an impetuous marriageDo you see what I mean This premise and situation is delicate risky and fraught with complications I think what I loved most about The Painter’s Daughter – aside from the engaging characters – was witnessing how this abruptly decided marriage “in name only” would play out Would Sophie ever have a change of heart How will Wesley react when he learns about his brother’s marriage Will anyone discover the whole truth about Sophie and Wesley The anticipation was delicious the tension was palpable and the emotional turbulence was rendered with beautiful poignancy My heart went out to Sophie our plain and modest heroine who like Jane Eyre was often overlooked unused to being admired and often not treated as an eual I can understand her falling in love with the first person to notice her And poor Stephen claimed my heart as well He lives in the shadow of his favored older brother feels ashamed of his unsightly scar and believes in a prediction that he may not live to see his thirtieth birthdayAside from a compelling plot and admirable characters Julie Klassen infuses her story with lovely touches of romance intrigue history and faith And as always the balance she strikes between all these components feels just right In addition I greatly enjoyed the attention paid to secondary characters in this tale and I was so happy to spot some Jane Austen uotes cleverly woven in various parts of the text It may surprise no one to hear me say that I deeply loved this arrestingly beautiful new Inspirational Regency romance from Julie Klassen and it has definitely become my new favoriteAustenesue Reviews

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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. 45 starsWhile The Painter's Daughter is not my favorite of Julie KLassen's novels it was still a really good story and I loved reading it The story was interesting from the beginning pages and except for a tiny portion of the book in which I thought the story was dragging I enjoyed it throughout I loved how protective Stephen was and watching the romance bloom between Sophie and him was so sweet There were definitely a few difficult moments in the book and some surprising reveals which made it a uick read because I just wanted to keep reading All in all a great historical romance Because of some of the content I only recommend this to readers 18 that enjoy this genre I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book for my honest review As always all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own