There is nothing like a trusted author. One that is kind of that go to author that you know will deliver a great story whether you actually know what they are writing about. Julie Klassen is that type of author for me. She is the one I will pull out when time gets a bit stressed or I just need a quiet get away from anything the resembles my life and her regency romances are about as far from my life as you can get. :-)
The Painter's Daughter is Julie's newest book and continues her strong tradition of writing. She is gaining new readers with every book she releases and they are coming in to find her older books, which in turns firmly cements her into their reading lists. It has been a rare thing when an author has built so much trust in readers so quickly.
Sophie Dupont assist her father in his painting studio. She herself is a gifted artist, but she keeps that a secret. While painting the popular north Devon coast she meets Wesley Overtree and that is where the problems begin.
Stephen Overtree comes into town to bring his brother home. What he finds is his brother has fled the country leaving behind Sophie. She has a secret of her own. Stephen has cleaned up behind Wesley before and this time is no different. He offers to marry Sophie in name only and offer her protection for any scandal.
Regency romance at its best. A big of scandal, love and the beautiful countryside of England. What more can you ask for in a book.