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The Matrimonial Advertisement
The Matrimonial Advertisement | Mimi Matthews
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She Wanted SanctuaryBattered, desperate, and afraid, Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means travelling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriars Abbey is not at all the sort of refuge she imagined. And ex-army captain Justin Thornhillthough he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsomeis anything but a romantic hero.He Needed RedemptionBitter, brooding, and vengeful, Justin Thornhill has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison. Now, firmly established in the grandest house in Kings Abbot, he needs someone to smooth the way for him with the villagers. Someone to manage his householdand warm his bed on occasion. What he needs, in short, is a wife and a matrimonial advertisement seems the perfect way to acquire one.Their marriage was meant to be a business arrangement and nothing more. A dispassionate union free from the entanglements of love and affection. But when Helenas past threatens to destroy all that she holds dear, will Justins burgeoning feelings for his new wife compel him to come to her rescue? Or will dark secrets of his own force him to let her go?
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LaurenReads
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Helen answers an advertisement for a wife in the middle of nowhere. Justin is back from the war, where he was a prisoner and just wants a woman to help take care of his home and to be a companion, but Helena needs help and protection. I adored this book, great characters and the mystery and drama was well done. Really good book!

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Elma
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FB advertising finally gets me. I would totally wear this dress.

erzascarletbookgasm Ooo super like! 👍 14mo
LauraBeth 😍😍 14mo
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Butterflyamore So would I! I have something similar on my Amazon wishlist but I actually think this is cuter! 14mo
readordierachel Love it! 14mo
revenge4porgy Where‘d you get that? 12mo
Elma @revenge4porgy I think it was an ad from Mod Cloth, but I'm not 100% sure. 12mo
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CoffeeK8
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A sweet Victorian romance with a woman on the run who marries a scarred ex-army officer because she knows he will keep her safe. While there are a number of triggering situations, the book is overall positive and gentle in it‘s romance and it‘s treatment of these hard issues. #romantsy

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