In Scandal They Wed

In Scandal They Wed

by Sophie Jordan

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ISBN-13: 9780061579219
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Series: Penwich School for Virtuous Girls Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 357,169
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows.

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In Scandal They Wed 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
lunaromantica More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, love romance writing and intend to follow the series, so i will read it again and more about this author.
Aggieblues More than 1 year ago
Image me, all giddy with GLEE when I was handed an Avon ARC card in January for In Scandal They Wed by Sophie Jordan. I was going to buy it anyway, but to read it early! I squealed! I swear, I think this is the best book by her yet! Sophie made Evelyn's cause real to me. She took on her sister's disgrace as her own, and sacrificed her life for this child that would have been otherwise cast aside. I love this twist to the marriage of convenience/ruined woman story, cause while you might think that she was forced into the situation, you know that Evelyn did it all by choice, her choice of what was right, and how she would fight to ensure the safety and happiness for the child. Meanwhile, Spencer, who thinks that marrying Evelyn will solve multiple problems for him. (Just like a man.) He would be able to take care of his cousin's child, keep the "mother" from being a pain to him, and have a wife to bare him an heir. Instead, he ends up with the perfect woman for him.
Lark-Howard More than 1 year ago
When Evelyn Cross saves her sister's illegitimate baby from being dumped in an orphanage, she gives up her own future to raise the innocent child. But without the support of her parents, she struggles to survive. The arrival of a handsome stranger, duty bound to help his cousin's offspring, both excites and terrifies her. If he finds out she's not the child's mother, will he take the boy from her? Spencer Lockhart promised his dying cousin he'd look after the woman and child he abandoned to go off to war. Instead of the gentle, sweet maiden his cousin spoke of, Spencer finds a feisty woman determined to thwart his attempts to help her in spite of her dire circumstances. His father's third son, he'd never expected to become the Viscount and now that he has, he needs a wife. Marrying Evelyn will solve both his problem and hers, and get her into his bed in the bargain. Both Evelyn and Spencer have baggage and secrets which result in lies of omission that threaten to destroy their budding love. While Spencer is bent on seduction, Evelyn must resist or reveal the truth that will prove she's not her son's real mother. The stakes for Evelyn in this story are high-custody of her son-and she's convinced she'll lose him if Spencer learns of her deceit. Spencer is torn between guilt for wanting his cousin's woman and jealousy of what he believes is Evelyn's enduring love for the dead man. Once again Sophie Jordan has created a hero and heroine with real world problems, painful pasts and deep feelings that elevate her books far beyond a stock marriage-of-convenience story. Evelyn's willingness to give her sister's unwanted baby a future at the cost of her own is both touching and heart-breaking. And Spencer's sacrifice to set a wrong right, makes him a hero worthy of the title. A cast of richly drawn characters and their fully realized world captured me on page one and kept me enthralled to the Happily-Ever-After. In fact, I started the book on a Saturday evening and didn't put it down until I reached the end. IN SCANDAL THEY WED is yet another wonderful historical romance from an author who never fails to deliver!
lifeafterjane on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Evie Cross, newly evicted from The Penwich School for Virtuous Girls, returns home to discover a case of compromised virtue. Not hers, mind you, but that of her well loved sister, Linnie who foolishly found herself in the bed of a man she thought she loved and subsequently got herself pregnant. Linnie was her parents last hope of weaseling their way into better society and if her condition is discovered, all of their nefarious scheming has been for nothing.Having been out of the country for long enough not to rouse suspicious, Evie takes Linnie's child to raise as her own, masquerading as a widow to protect Linnie's reputation and more importantly, her child.Years later, her sister having died and any potential scandal along with her, Evie has established a safe, quiet, albeit poverty stricken life for herself and her adopted son. Out of the blue, a man arrives asking after Nicholas. Spencer Lockhart, Lord Winters, is the cousin of Nick's father, who died on the battlefield but not before securing Spencer's promise to look after Nicholas and Linnie. For years Spencer has lived with the dream of Linnie, visions of her loveliness planted in his mind by his cousin's stories of her. Now he has returned and means to protect both Linnie and her son with his name by making the woman of his dreams his wife. Fearing that the truth could mean Spencer taking Nicholas from her, Evie plays along with his assumptions that she is her sister and agrees to marry him, hoping that he doesn't discover that his bride to be isn't exactly the woman of his dreams.Loved this story. I had no idea what kid of man ol' Spence would ultimately turn out to be so I had no idea what would happen to Evie or her son. you don't go around duping influential members of the nobility and expect to get off light. He might turn out to be a real asshole. All in all, a great little story. No instant fairytale love, but some marvelous instant sexual tension. Evie, you go girl.I've ordered five more of Miz Jordan's books. She has even written a YA novel that I'd love to get my greedy little hands on.
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No plot except sex scenes. Characters very weak
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Kalira18 More than 1 year ago
I greatly enjoyed all of the characters in the book. The mistaken identity made for a bit of drama when it finally came to light, but they got over it in due time and it didn't drag on as it sometimes does in books. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
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