The Temporary Betrothal
By Lily George
(Love Inspired, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373829330, 288pp.)
Publication Date: September 2012
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Sophie Handley is a charming flirtjust 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 importantand 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 placeby his side, and in his arms.
Growing up in a small Texas town, Lily George spent her summers devouring the books in her mother's Christian bookstore. She still counts Grace Livingston Hill, Janette Oke, and L. M. Montgomery among her favorite authors. George has a BA in History and uses her training as a historian to research her historical inspirational romance novels. She now lives in the Dallas area with her husband, daughter, and menagerie of animals.