By Jude Deveraux
(Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780743410182, 368pp.)

Publication Date: May 1, 2001

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New York City, 1909: A woman ahead of her time, Temperance O'Neil is happily married to her work -- helping single mothers on the city streets -- which she funds with her inheritance. When her disapproving stepfather, Angus McCairn, cuts off her income, an infuriated Temperance has no choice but to do as he commands: live, as a proper unmarried lady, in the family's home in Edinburgh. She soon strikes up a bargain with the elder McCairn to win her passage home by agreeing to Þnd a wife for his nephew, James -- a task few would dare undertake.

A brusque, strapping man, James McCairn has little use for the new "housekeeper" on his Highlands farm -- though the place could surely use a woman's touch. But as she attempts to match James with his ideal mate, Temperance makes a surprising discovery: behind his gruff exterior is a kind, intelligent, caring soul. And his perfect match may surprise Temperance most of all....

Includes an excerpt from The Summerhouse, Jude Deveraux's splendid new novel!

About the Author

Jude Deveraux is the author of forty-one New York Times bestsellers, including MOONLIGHT IN THE MORNING, SCENT OF JASMINE, SCARLET NIGHTS, DAYS OF GOLD, LAVENDER MORNING, RETURN TO SUMMERHOUSE, and SECRETS. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her book in print worldwide. She lives in Florida. To learn more, visit www.judedeveraux.com.

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