An Improper Situation

An Improper Situation➫ [Ebook] ➦ An Improper Situation By Sydney Jane Baily ➶ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk With her chestnut hair and striking green eyes, Charlotte should be the catch of Spring City, Colorado But she wears her independence like an impenetrable suit of armor and cloaks her identity behind With her chestnut hair and striking green eyes, Charlotte should be the catch of Spring City, Colorado But she wears her independence like an impenetrable suit of armor and cloaks her identity behind her famed An Improper ePUB ✓ writing nom de plume of Charles Sanborn She s ayear old confirmed spinster who won t risk heartbreak, until a handsome stranger awakens her yearning both for companionship and for indulgent pleasureBoston lawyer Reed Malloy has a solemn mission to deliver two orphaned children to their Colorado cousin He s not prepared for Charlotte being utterly innocent and yet irresistibly beguiling, or for her brewing resentment and flat out refusal to raise her kin It will take some firsthand persuasion if he is to complete his legal duty and, perhaps, resolve tantalizing issuesWhen Charlotte forsakes everything familiar and two thousand miles of America s heartland no longer separate her from Reed unforeseen influences conspire to keep them apart The high society of the Boston Brahmins welcomes her while concealed malice abounds With the intrusion of sinister forces and scorned women and with passions ablaze Reed and Charlotte find themselves in a very Improper Situation. This book met all my basic criteria for a great rating It kept me up after my bedtime with lots of unforeseen twists and turns Reed Malloy love the name is a mouth watering hero who appealed from the get go The heroine is spunky, outspoken, talented, and yet lonely, inhibited and unsure In other words, genuine The steamy passion that springs between the two is, well, steamy I don t normally read historicals set in America, but I enjoyed learning about Boston and Colorado the author broug This book met all my basic criteria for a great rating It kept me up after my bedtime with lots of unforeseen twists and turns Reed Malloy love the name is a mouth watering hero who appealed from the get go The heroine is spunky, outspoken, talented, and yet lonely, inhibited and unsure In other words, genuine The steamy passion that springs between the two is, well, steamy I don t normally read historicals set in America, but I enjoyed learning about Boston and Colorado the author brought the settings to life.Can t wait to read book 2 of the series I won this book from a first reads giveaway, so I m going to be completely honest Well, I pretty much loved Charlotte from the very beginning I liked how she wasn t a conventional romance heroine She hadsubstance to her than fawning over parties and pretty clothes When Reed showed up at her house, she was anything but the doting aunt to her niece and nephew But you never thought she was a bitch or a coldhearted person Her reactions to the things that happened in the book felt very re I won this book from a first reads giveaway, so I m going to be completely honest Well, I pretty much loved Charlotte from the very beginning I liked how she wasn t a conventional romance heroine She hadsubstance to her than fawning over parties and pretty clothes When Reed showed up at her house, she was anything but the doting aunt to her niece and nephew But you never thought she was a bitch or a coldhearted person Her reactions to the things that happened in the book felt very real There were moments that she made rash judgments or did something stupid, but she could admit when she messed up It was nice to read about a heroine that had self respect and who wasn t willing to settle for a loveless relationship My problem lay with Reed As a love interest, he didn t really grab my attention It made me laugh how he was always fixing Charlotte with disapproving glances when they first met However, as the book went on, I felt like he was a bit bipolar One minute he was glaring at her and then the next he was smiling genuinely at her It made me fairly confused and I just didn t get his character Also, there were times that he was kind of odd He would say certain things that were meant to sound sexy, but they d come off as awkward To be honest, I was actually rooting for Jason the majority of the book The minute he stepped on the page I was won over He was so charming and I liked his shameless flirting I ended up wanting Charlotte to fall for him instead of Reed Of course, he view spoiler ended up being a psycho murderer, so that kind of put a damper on things hide spoiler Overall, there were highs and lows The beginning and end were really good, but the middle seemed dragged out For the most part though, I enjoyed this There was one scene at a dance where the chapter ended on a statement that had my jaw dropping I was seriously thinking oh my god, sh t s gonna go downThe last hundred pages or so got drastically better From the moment Reed view spoiler asked Charlotte to marry him hide spoiler , I started to love his character Reed seemed to havepersonality and becamelikeable He grew on me and by the end of the book I was definitely rooting for him Charlotte is a writing under the pen name Charlie Sanborn living in rural Colorado She s come to appreciate the single solitude that has surrounded her Then suddenly, a knock on the door changed everything Mr Reed Malloy appears on her doorstep with two children in tow It turns out that the children are that of her deceased cousin whose last will testament contained instructions for Charlotte to raise them Lily and Thomas have now lost both parents, been hauled halfway across the country, Charlotte is a writing under the pen name Charlie Sanborn living in rural Colorado She s come to appreciate the single solitude that has surrounded her Then suddenly, a knock on the door changed everything Mr Reed Malloy appears on her doorstep with two children in tow It turns out that the children are that of her deceased cousin whose last will testament contained instructions for Charlotte to raise them Lily and Thomas have now lost both parents, been hauled halfway across the country, and are being dropped on the doorstep of a women who has no intention of letting them stay.It s not the proper thing to do but Reed stays in the home of a single women, but there are few options with Charlotte not willing to take them and Reed not willing to disregard Ann s will It doesn t take long for this unconventional arrangement to prove to be both convenient and comfortable It also awakens emotions in both Charlotte and Reed for very different reasons When Reed s Boston life catches up with him in Colorado it doesn t take long for things to become very complicated Reed ends up going back to Boston and Charlotte and the children stay in Colorado.This is far from the end of Reed and Charlotte s story though The children s grandmother questions Charlotte s suitability as guardian Convincing Charlotte to bring her and the children back to Boston Secretly, Charlotte is excited at the possibility of rekindling with Reed but also knows that there are really big risk to those possibilities Charlotte and Reed have to walk a fine balance between desire and public appearance with plenty of people trying to drive wedges into the middle of it all.This book is quite long and I typically I don t read historical romance although I did enjoy this book Enough so that I m definitely considering continuing the series I struggled with the speed of the story but that had a lot to do with the genre classification I had to find some patience to deal with the pomp and circumstance or even the formality that was needed to deal with the time period The characters were engaging and well developed In this well written and suspenseful romance, I found the plot to be engaging and was unable to put the book down From the very first, academic writer lady Charlotte drew me in Her absent mindedness and lack of domestic skills were unusual for her time, but she had the respect of many readers across the country When literary admirer Reed decides to meet the writer lady by bringing her deceased cousin s children to her in accordance with her will, he did not expect to see a young and very beau In this well written and suspenseful romance, I found the plot to be engaging and was unable to put the book down From the very first, academic writer lady Charlotte drew me in Her absent mindedness and lack of domestic skills were unusual for her time, but she had the respect of many readers across the country When literary admirer Reed decides to meet the writer lady by bringing her deceased cousin s children to her in accordance with her will, he did not expect to see a young and very beautiful woman Reed decides there and then to stay until such time as Charlotte agrees to become the caregiver to the children Things don t work out the way either of them planned, and ultimately naive Charlotte finds herself thrust into the sophisticated and somewhat jaded Boston society with its gossip and sharp tongues I loved Reed s character, his caring for the children and Charlotte, as well as his gentle approach towards them Charlotte was floundering in Boston society, but she quickly finds her feet and is able to make a stand, winning Reed s respect I previously read this book as part of a box set, and enjoyed it just as much the second time around I received a copy of this book as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review Delightful storyWhat a great story, there were beautiful children, handsome dude, lovely lady, bad guy, good guy and she had a job Scandalous But really, it was such a feel good story for my keeper shelf. Great story line.I enjoyed this book very much The story line was interesting and the characters are really awesome Looking forward to reading the next book in this series. English review at the bottom An Improper Situation passte gut in meine momentane historische Romantik Lese Phase und so st rzte ich mich nach dem Herunterladen dann auch gleich mit gro er Begeisterung darauf Auch wenn es mich nicht ganz so bedingungslos fesseln konnte wie einige andere B cher, die ich gar nicht aus der Hand legen konnte, gefiel mir auch dieses hier wirklich gut und ich werde es auch mit Sicherheit noch einmal lesen, da ich es dennoch binnen kurzer Zeit fertig gelesen hatte English review at the bottom An Improper Situation passte gut in meine momentane historische Romantik Lese Phase und so st rzte ich mich nach dem Herunterladen dann auch gleich mit gro er Begeisterung darauf Auch wenn es mich nicht ganz so bedingungslos fesseln konnte wie einige andere B cher, die ich gar nicht aus der Hand legen konnte, gefiel mir auch dieses hier wirklich gut und ich werde es auch mit Sicherheit noch einmal lesen, da ich es dennoch binnen kurzer Zeit fertig gelesen hatte Als auf einmal okay, sie h tte vielleicht doch einmal ihre Post ffnen sollen Reed, Thomas und Lillian vor Charlottes T r stehen, ahnt sie noch nicht, wie sehr die drei ihr wohlgeordnetes, ruhiges Leben durcheinander wirbeln werden Eigentlich ist Reed auch nur mitgekommen, um sicher zu gehen, dass die Kinder wohlbeh tet in Colorado ankommen, allerdings muss er dann feststellen, dass er nicht wie geplant am n chsten Tag gleich wieder nach Boston zur ckfahren kann, da Charlotte irgendwie noch nicht ganz auf ein Dasein als Mutter der beiden Waisen vorbereitet ist W hrend Reed langsam aber sicher Charlotte s Siedlungshof wieder etwas in Ordnung bringt und nebenbei die Kinder betreut, kocht, w scht und dergleichen mehr, freundet auch Charlotte sich allm hlich mit den Kindern und der ihr zugedachten Rolle an und nicht nur mit den Kindern Auch das Verh ltnis zu Reed wird langsam ein wenig intensiver, bis auf einmal unerwarteter Besuch aus Boston eintrifft und Charlottes Verh ltnis zu Reed schwer ersch ttert wird Als Charlotte dann auch noch f rchten muss, die Kinder wieder zu verlieren und sich auf den Weg nach Boston macht, um das zu verhindern, berschlagen sich die Ereignisse geradezu Ein ausgesprochen gut geschriebenes Buch, das mit sorgf ltig ausgearbeiteten Charakteren und einer interessanten und spannenden Story aufwartet, die nicht nur dem g ngigen Schema folgt, sondern etliches an berraschungen und Wendungen bereit h lt Auch wenn es mich nicht bedingungslos fesseln konnte, habe ich das Geschehen gespannt verfolgt, mit den Protagonisten mit gebangt und auf ein Happy End gehofft.Mir hat es wirklich gut gefallen und ich kann auch dieses Buch empfehlen I received this book from ebook Discovery in exchange for an honest review _______________________________________________ An Improper Situation fit well in with my momentary passion for historical romances, it sounded charming and so I started right away when it had landed safely on my re eader.Even though it didn t get me hooked as thoroughly as some other books, I really enjoyed reading it and will definitely read it again.When suddenly okay, it might have been better if she had opened her mail one of these days then she might have been a bit better prepared Reed, Thmoas and Lillian are standing on Charlotte s porch right in the middle of nowhere, Colorado, Charlotte doesn t know yet that those three will turn her quiet and well ordered life upside down Actually Reed just came to make sure that the kids arrive safely in Colorado but he soon realises that he won t be on the next train back to Boston as Charlotte isn t prepared for the role of a mother Not prepared at all She is cahrming, intelligent and a brillant writer but housekeeping, cooking and such things, well not exactly her forte, right As Reed tries to work his way around Charlotte s homestead, reparing this and that while at the same time looking after the kids, cooking, during the the laundry and what ever is necessary, Charlotte gets to know the kids and not just the kids Reed and her get closer as well till suddenly visitors from Boston arrive and everythings goes to pieces.When on top of that Charlotte has to fear losing the kids she has just come to love, she leaves for Boston in order to fight for the kids and suddenly everything seems to happen at once..A well written book with carefully developed characters and an intersting and intriguing story that surprises the reader with some twists and turns I felt with the characters, waited anxiously for things to happen and of course I hoped for an HEA.I really enjoyed reading this book and can definitely recommend it I received this book from ebook Discovery in exchange for an honest review An Improper Situation by Sydney Jane Bailyhttp www. Improper Situat With her chestnut hair and striking green eyes, Charlotte should be the catch of Spring City, Colorado But she wears her independence like an impenetrable suit of armor and cloaks her identity behind her famed writing nom de plume of Charles Sanborn She s a 24 year old confirmed spinster who won t risk heartbreak, until a handsome stranger awakens her yearning both for companionship and for indulgent pleasure B An Improper Situation by Sydney Jane Bailyhttp www. Improper Situat With her chestnut hair and striking green eyes, Charlotte should be the catch of Spring City, Colorado But she wears her independence like an impenetrable suit of armor and cloaks her identity behind her famed writing nom de plume of Charles Sanborn She s a 24 year old confirmed spinster who won t risk heartbreak, until a handsome stranger awakens her yearning both for companionship and for indulgent pleasure Boston lawyer Reed Malloy has a solemn mission to deliver two orphaned children to their Colorado cousin He s not prepared for Charlotte being utterly innocent and yet irresistibly beguiling, or for her brewing resentment and flat out refusal to raise her kin It will take some firsthand persuasion if he is to complete his legal duty and, perhaps, resolvetantalizing issues When Charlotte forsakes everything familiar and two thousand miles of America s heartland no longer separate her from Reed unforeseen influences conspire to keep them apart The high society of the Boston Brahmins welcomes herwhile concealed malice abounds With the intrusion of sinister forces and scorned women and with passions ablaze Reed and Charlotte find themselves in a very Improper Situation.Sydney Jane Baily s debut novel, An Improper Situation, doesn t read like an author s first published work I had thought that I would be stumbling through at some awkwardness and wordy descriptions as I have in the past while reading established authors early works but was I surprised when this wasn t the case Ms Baily was eloquent in weaving her story together and I have to say that I am barely containing myself in jumping right into her second novel, An Irresistible Temptation, but thought I should get down my thoughts on her first book before I confuse myself on details An Improper Situation begins with Charlotte Sanborn, renowned writer Charles Sanborn, attempting to finish an article on farmers with a looming deadline when the rumbling of a carriage distracts her Then a resounding knock on the door changes her life forever On the doorstep are two children and a devastatingly handsome man Turns out that her cousin, Ann, had passed and left her children in Charlotte s care The tall, dark, and handsome stranger, Reed Malloy, is her cousin s lawyer who traveled with the children to ensure their proper care Charlotte, who is the definition of a hermit, flat out refuses She has no idea how to raise children Her cupboards are bare and there is a fine layer of dust on almost every surface The stairs are in disrepair and there are holes in her floor It looks like she can barely fend for herself so how in the world is she going to care for two children Her adamant refusal is the last thing Reed had thought to hear but he insists anyway and ends up staying That s where things start to getinteresting.The tale of Charlotte and Reed begins in mutual bafflement but through shared interests, their lives begin to intertwine and are irrevocably changed forever I could not put this book down I have to admit that in the beginning chapters, I did think to myself, Boy, this girl doesn t like children AT ALL and had a hard time trying to read it since I LOVE children and can t imagine not liking them, but I continued reading and I am absolutely overjoyed that I did There s intrigue, suspense, humor, and steam I m greatly looking forward to reading her next novel in the Sanborn Malloy series, An Irresistible Temptation This book by Ms Sydney Jane Baily was a complete surprise and totally was a joy to read I know that s silly to say considering how many books I read from so many different genres plus when I started the book I didn t like the time setting which despite buying several books in this setting I thought I would get bored and stop reading it so I felt at first that I wasn t going to like the book What kept me reading was not only the fully developed three dimensional characters which I will get to This book by Ms Sydney Jane Baily was a complete surprise and totally was a joy to read I know that s silly to say considering how many books I read from so many different genres plus when I started the book I didn t like the time setting which despite buying several books in this setting I thought I would get bored and stop reading it so I felt at first that I wasn t going to like the book What kept me reading was not only the fully developed three dimensional characters which I will get to in a moment but the refreshingly intricate deftness of Ms Baily s wonderful writing in weaving such a wonderful story that I was instantly charmed and captivated that I could barely put the book down I was glad that despite the slow start the story did not drag and was quite a page turner.Charlotte Sanborn a writer lives alone, a quiet almost hermit like life in Spring City Colorado Spring City is a tiny town which is pretty much disrupted with the appearance of her deceased cousin s two kids Lily, Tomas and the very handsome lawyer Reed Malloy accompanying them both agreeing to stay with Charlotte to make sure Charlotte is suitable to continue to be the children s guardian As Charlotte observes Reed dealing with the children and he continues to stay in her house Charlotte can t ignore the growing physical attraction or love she has for Reed which he also has for her too While living almost an idyllic perfect life Charlotte and Reed along with the kids appears as though nothing can ruin this until Reed s partner and associate John Trelaine and Reed s fianc e Helen Belgrave arrive in Spring City too.I immediately liked Reed yes sure he was handsome but there was so many sides to him He loved children knew how to play, get under Charlotte s stiff no nonsense fa ade and loosen her up Plus he was smart, cryptic and just adorable As the book progressed I did want to shake him or make him talk to his sister s just so he could express his feelingsopenly yes he thinks he knows women obviously he finds he doesn t since he makes demands from Charlotte how can he be so intelligent yet so dim witted ponders Charlotte which I began to wonder myself too I wondered why Reed kept stringing Helen along even though I didn t like her I wondered what happened to her I also liked Charlotte she at first seemed like such a stick in the mud but with Reed s help really learned how to let her hair down She was smart, capable, feisty, loyal and loving She knew how to stand up for herself even though everyone that she was close to did not have her best interests at heart and had an ulterior motive or plans to hurt her whether emotionally or physically I wanted a good ending for John Trelaine and Charlotte s brother Thaddeus what happens to them I do hope Ms Baily will writeabout them if they happen to have a story I can t wait to read the rest in this wonderful series and this wonderful new to me author I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review I don t know I couldn t really get into this book no matter how much I tried The heroin is quite funny and I liked her as a character in the beginning but then she getsdull Her hero wasn t really hero for me and I couldn t really grasp him and feel for him and the kids, well I didn t really like that the kids was there even if it helped Charlotte to open up The children where a distraction and I can t imagine children acting like they did, not today and not in a historical fiction The I don t know I couldn t really get into this book no matter how much I tried The heroin is quite funny and I liked her as a character in the beginning but then she getsdull Her hero wasn t really hero for me and I couldn t really grasp him and feel for him and the kids, well I didn t really like that the kids was there even if it helped Charlotte to open up The children where a distraction and I can t imagine children acting like they did, not today and not in a historical fiction TheCharlotte got involved with the children and theshe got romantically involved, thedull she became In the beginning she refused to live a life that was expected of a woman and I like the rebel Charlotte and that she wanted to break the bonds, and then she just switched and went into the mould.It took me forever to read this book and I normally like historical romance book I don t know why I didn t get into this one, I just didn t and got bored very quickly The writing is overall good but the language was questionable from time to time It never got that historical feeling into it,than how they dressed, talked and the surroundings The language was to modern and they spoke to modern

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    An Improper Situation ePUB ↠ An Improper ePUB her kin It will take some firsthand persuasion if he is to complete his legal duty and, perhaps, resolve tantalizing issuesWhen Charlotte forsakes everything familiar and two thousand miles of America s heartland no longer separate her from Reed unforeseen influences conspire to keep them apart The high society of the Boston Brahmins welcomes her while concealed malice abounds With the intrusion of sinister forces and scorned women and with passions ablaze Reed and Charlotte find themselves in a very Improper Situation. This book met all my basic criteria for a great rating It kept me up after my bedtime with lots of unforeseen twists and turns Reed Malloy love the name is a mouth watering hero who appealed from the get go The heroine is spunky, outspoken, talented, and yet lonely, inhibited and unsure In other words, genuine The steamy passion that springs between the two is, well, steamy I don t normally read historicals set in America, but I enjoyed learning about Boston and Colorado the author broug This book met all my basic criteria for a great rating It kept me up after my bedtime with lots of unforeseen twists and turns Reed Malloy love the name is a mouth watering hero who appealed from the get go The heroine is spunky, outspoken, talented, and yet lonely, inhibited and unsure In other words, genuine The steamy passion that springs between the two is, well, steamy I don t normally read historicals set in America, but I enjoyed learning about Boston and Colorado the author brought the settings to life.Can t wait to read book 2 of the series I won this book from a first reads giveaway, so I m going to be completely honest Well, I pretty much loved Charlotte from the very beginning I liked how she wasn t a conventional romance heroine She hadsubstance to her than fawning over parties and pretty clothes When Reed showed up at her house, she was anything but the doting aunt to her niece and nephew But you never thought she was a bitch or a coldhearted person Her reactions to the things that happened in the book felt very re I won this book from a first reads giveaway, so I m going to be completely honest Well, I pretty much loved Charlotte from the very beginning I liked how she wasn t a conventional romance heroine She hadsubstance to her than fawning over parties and pretty clothes When Reed showed up at her house, she was anything but the doting aunt to her niece and nephew But you never thought she was a bitch or a coldhearted person Her reactions to the things that happened in the book felt very real There were moments that she made rash judgments or did something stupid, but she could admit when she messed up It was nice to read about a heroine that had self respect and who wasn t willing to settle for a loveless relationship My problem lay with Reed As a love interest, he didn t really grab my attention It made me laugh how he was always fixing Charlotte with disapproving glances when they first met However, as the book went on, I felt like he was a bit bipolar One minute he was glaring at her and then the next he was smiling genuinely at her It made me fairly confused and I just didn t get his character Also, there were times that he was kind of odd He would say certain things that were meant to sound sexy, but they d come off as awkward To be honest, I was actually rooting for Jason the majority of the book The minute he stepped on the page I was won over He was so charming and I liked his shameless flirting I ended up wanting Charlotte to fall for him instead of Reed Of course, he view spoiler ended up being a psycho murderer, so that kind of put a damper on things hide spoiler Overall, there were highs and lows The beginning and end were really good, but the middle seemed dragged out For the most part though, I enjoyed this There was one scene at a dance where the chapter ended on a statement that had my jaw dropping I was seriously thinking oh my god, sh t s gonna go downThe last hundred pages or so got drastically better From the moment Reed view spoiler asked Charlotte to marry him hide spoiler , I started to love his character Reed seemed to havepersonality and becamelikeable He grew on me and by the end of the book I was definitely rooting for him Charlotte is a writing under the pen name Charlie Sanborn living in rural Colorado She s come to appreciate the single solitude that has surrounded her Then suddenly, a knock on the door changed everything Mr Reed Malloy appears on her doorstep with two children in tow It turns out that the children are that of her deceased cousin whose last will testament contained instructions for Charlotte to raise them Lily and Thomas have now lost both parents, been hauled halfway across the country, Charlotte is a writing under the pen name Charlie Sanborn living in rural Colorado She s come to appreciate the single solitude that has surrounded her Then suddenly, a knock on the door changed everything Mr Reed Malloy appears on her doorstep with two children in tow It turns out that the children are that of her deceased cousin whose last will testament contained instructions for Charlotte to raise them Lily and Thomas have now lost both parents, been hauled halfway across the country, and are being dropped on the doorstep of a women who has no intention of letting them stay.It s not the proper thing to do but Reed stays in the home of a single women, but there are few options with Charlotte not willing to take them and Reed not willing to disregard Ann s will It doesn t take long for this unconventional arrangement to prove to be both convenient and comfortable It also awakens emotions in both Charlotte and Reed for very different reasons When Reed s Boston life catches up with him in Colorado it doesn t take long for things to become very complicated Reed ends up going back to Boston and Charlotte and the children stay in Colorado.This is far from the end of Reed and Charlotte s story though The children s grandmother questions Charlotte s suitability as guardian Convincing Charlotte to bring her and the children back to Boston Secretly, Charlotte is excited at the possibility of rekindling with Reed but also knows that there are really big risk to those possibilities Charlotte and Reed have to walk a fine balance between desire and public appearance with plenty of people trying to drive wedges into the middle of it all.This book is quite long and I typically I don t read historical romance although I did enjoy this book Enough so that I m definitely considering continuing the series I struggled with the speed of the story but that had a lot to do with the genre classification I had to find some patience to deal with the pomp and circumstance or even the formality that was needed to deal with the time period The characters were engaging and well developed In this well written and suspenseful romance, I found the plot to be engaging and was unable to put the book down From the very first, academic writer lady Charlotte drew me in Her absent mindedness and lack of domestic skills were unusual for her time, but she had the respect of many readers across the country When literary admirer Reed decides to meet the writer lady by bringing her deceased cousin s children to her in accordance with her will, he did not expect to see a young and very beau In this well written and suspenseful romance, I found the plot to be engaging and was unable to put the book down From the very first, academic writer lady Charlotte drew me in Her absent mindedness and lack of domestic skills were unusual for her time, but she had the respect of many readers across the country When literary admirer Reed decides to meet the writer lady by bringing her deceased cousin s children to her in accordance with her will, he did not expect to see a young and very beautiful woman Reed decides there and then to stay until such time as Charlotte agrees to become the caregiver to the children Things don t work out the way either of them planned, and ultimately naive Charlotte finds herself thrust into the sophisticated and somewhat jaded Boston society with its gossip and sharp tongues I loved Reed s character, his caring for the children and Charlotte, as well as his gentle approach towards them Charlotte was floundering in Boston society, but she quickly finds her feet and is able to make a stand, winning Reed s respect I previously read this book as part of a box set, and enjoyed it just as much the second time around I received a copy of this book as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review Delightful storyWhat a great story, there were beautiful children, handsome dude, lovely lady, bad guy, good guy and she had a job Scandalous But really, it was such a feel good story for my keeper shelf. Great story line.I enjoyed this book very much The story line was interesting and the characters are really awesome Looking forward to reading the next book in this series. English review at the bottom An Improper Situation passte gut in meine momentane historische Romantik Lese Phase und so st rzte ich mich nach dem Herunterladen dann auch gleich mit gro er Begeisterung darauf Auch wenn es mich nicht ganz so bedingungslos fesseln konnte wie einige andere B cher, die ich gar nicht aus der Hand legen konnte, gefiel mir auch dieses hier wirklich gut und ich werde es auch mit Sicherheit noch einmal lesen, da ich es dennoch binnen kurzer Zeit fertig gelesen hatte English review at the bottom An Improper Situation passte gut in meine momentane historische Romantik Lese Phase und so st rzte ich mich nach dem Herunterladen dann auch gleich mit gro er Begeisterung darauf Auch wenn es mich nicht ganz so bedingungslos fesseln konnte wie einige andere B cher, die ich gar nicht aus der Hand legen konnte, gefiel mir auch dieses hier wirklich gut und ich werde es auch mit Sicherheit noch einmal lesen, da ich es dennoch binnen kurzer Zeit fertig gelesen hatte Als auf einmal okay, sie h tte vielleicht doch einmal ihre Post ffnen sollen Reed, Thomas und Lillian vor Charlottes T r stehen, ahnt sie noch nicht, wie sehr die drei ihr wohlgeordnetes, ruhiges Leben durcheinander wirbeln werden Eigentlich ist Reed auch nur mitgekommen, um sicher zu gehen, dass die Kinder wohlbeh tet in Colorado ankommen, allerdings muss er dann feststellen, dass er nicht wie geplant am n chsten Tag gleich wieder nach Boston zur ckfahren kann, da Charlotte irgendwie noch nicht ganz auf ein Dasein als Mutter der beiden Waisen vorbereitet ist W hrend Reed langsam aber sicher Charlotte s Siedlungshof wieder etwas in Ordnung bringt und nebenbei die Kinder betreut, kocht, w scht und dergleichen mehr, freundet auch Charlotte sich allm hlich mit den Kindern und der ihr zugedachten Rolle an und nicht nur mit den Kindern Auch das Verh ltnis zu Reed wird langsam ein wenig intensiver, bis auf einmal unerwarteter Besuch aus Boston eintrifft und Charlottes Verh ltnis zu Reed schwer ersch ttert wird Als Charlotte dann auch noch f rchten muss, die Kinder wieder zu verlieren und sich auf den Weg nach Boston macht, um das zu verhindern, berschlagen sich die Ereignisse geradezu Ein ausgesprochen gut geschriebenes Buch, das mit sorgf ltig ausgearbeiteten Charakteren und einer interessanten und spannenden Story aufwartet, die nicht nur dem g ngigen Schema folgt, sondern etliches an berraschungen und Wendungen bereit h lt Auch wenn es mich nicht bedingungslos fesseln konnte, habe ich das Geschehen gespannt verfolgt, mit den Protagonisten mit gebangt und auf ein Happy End gehofft.Mir hat es wirklich gut gefallen und ich kann auch dieses Buch empfehlen I received this book from ebook Discovery in exchange for an honest review _______________________________________________ An Improper Situation fit well in with my momentary passion for historical romances, it sounded charming and so I started right away when it had landed safely on my re eader.Even though it didn t get me hooked as thoroughly as some other books, I really enjoyed reading it and will definitely read it again.When suddenly okay, it might have been better if she had opened her mail one of these days then she might have been a bit better prepared Reed, Thmoas and Lillian are standing on Charlotte s porch right in the middle of nowhere, Colorado, Charlotte doesn t know yet that those three will turn her quiet and well ordered life upside down Actually Reed just came to make sure that the kids arrive safely in Colorado but he soon realises that he won t be on the next train back to Boston as Charlotte isn t prepared for the role of a mother Not prepared at all She is cahrming, intelligent and a brillant writer but housekeeping, cooking and such things, well not exactly her forte, right As Reed tries to work his way around Charlotte s homestead, reparing this and that while at the same time looking after the kids, cooking, during the the laundry and what ever is necessary, Charlotte gets to know the kids and not just the kids Reed and her get closer as well till suddenly visitors from Boston arrive and everythings goes to pieces.When on top of that Charlotte has to fear losing the kids she has just come to love, she leaves for Boston in order to fight for the kids and suddenly everything seems to happen at once..A well written book with carefully developed characters and an intersting and intriguing story that surprises the reader with some twists and turns I felt with the characters, waited anxiously for things to happen and of course I hoped for an HEA.I really enjoyed reading this book and can definitely recommend it I received this book from ebook Discovery in exchange for an honest review An Improper Situation by Sydney Jane Bailyhttp www. Improper Situat With her chestnut hair and striking green eyes, Charlotte should be the catch of Spring City, Colorado But she wears her independence like an impenetrable suit of armor and cloaks her identity behind her famed writing nom de plume of Charles Sanborn She s a 24 year old confirmed spinster who won t risk heartbreak, until a handsome stranger awakens her yearning both for companionship and for indulgent pleasure B An Improper Situation by Sydney Jane Bailyhttp www. Improper Situat With her chestnut hair and striking green eyes, Charlotte should be the catch of Spring City, Colorado But she wears her independence like an impenetrable suit of armor and cloaks her identity behind her famed writing nom de plume of Charles Sanborn She s a 24 year old confirmed spinster who won t risk heartbreak, until a handsome stranger awakens her yearning both for companionship and for indulgent pleasure Boston lawyer Reed Malloy has a solemn mission to deliver two orphaned children to their Colorado cousin He s not prepared for Charlotte being utterly innocent and yet irresistibly beguiling, or for her brewing resentment and flat out refusal to raise her kin It will take some firsthand persuasion if he is to complete his legal duty and, perhaps, resolvetantalizing issues When Charlotte forsakes everything familiar and two thousand miles of America s heartland no longer separate her from Reed unforeseen influences conspire to keep them apart The high society of the Boston Brahmins welcomes herwhile concealed malice abounds With the intrusion of sinister forces and scorned women and with passions ablaze Reed and Charlotte find themselves in a very Improper Situation.Sydney Jane Baily s debut novel, An Improper Situation, doesn t read like an author s first published work I had thought that I would be stumbling through at some awkwardness and wordy descriptions as I have in the past while reading established authors early works but was I surprised when this wasn t the case Ms Baily was eloquent in weaving her story together and I have to say that I am barely containing myself in jumping right into her second novel, An Irresistible Temptation, but thought I should get down my thoughts on her first book before I confuse myself on details An Improper Situation begins with Charlotte Sanborn, renowned writer Charles Sanborn, attempting to finish an article on farmers with a looming deadline when the rumbling of a carriage distracts her Then a resounding knock on the door changes her life forever On the doorstep are two children and a devastatingly handsome man Turns out that her cousin, Ann, had passed and left her children in Charlotte s care The tall, dark, and handsome stranger, Reed Malloy, is her cousin s lawyer who traveled with the children to ensure their proper care Charlotte, who is the definition of a hermit, flat out refuses She has no idea how to raise children Her cupboards are bare and there is a fine layer of dust on almost every surface The stairs are in disrepair and there are holes in her floor It looks like she can barely fend for herself so how in the world is she going to care for two children Her adamant refusal is the last thing Reed had thought to hear but he insists anyway and ends up staying That s where things start to getinteresting.The tale of Charlotte and Reed begins in mutual bafflement but through shared interests, their lives begin to intertwine and are irrevocably changed forever I could not put this book down I have to admit that in the beginning chapters, I did think to myself, Boy, this girl doesn t like children AT ALL and had a hard time trying to read it since I LOVE children and can t imagine not liking them, but I continued reading and I am absolutely overjoyed that I did There s intrigue, suspense, humor, and steam I m greatly looking forward to reading her next novel in the Sanborn Malloy series, An Irresistible Temptation This book by Ms Sydney Jane Baily was a complete surprise and totally was a joy to read I know that s silly to say considering how many books I read from so many different genres plus when I started the book I didn t like the time setting which despite buying several books in this setting I thought I would get bored and stop reading it so I felt at first that I wasn t going to like the book What kept me reading was not only the fully developed three dimensional characters which I will get to This book by Ms Sydney Jane Baily was a complete surprise and totally was a joy to read I know that s silly to say considering how many books I read from so many different genres plus when I started the book I didn t like the time setting which despite buying several books in this setting I thought I would get bored and stop reading it so I felt at first that I wasn t going to like the book What kept me reading was not only the fully developed three dimensional characters which I will get to in a moment but the refreshingly intricate deftness of Ms Baily s wonderful writing in weaving such a wonderful story that I was instantly charmed and captivated that I could barely put the book down I was glad that despite the slow start the story did not drag and was quite a page turner.Charlotte Sanborn a writer lives alone, a quiet almost hermit like life in Spring City Colorado Spring City is a tiny town which is pretty much disrupted with the appearance of her deceased cousin s two kids Lily, Tomas and the very handsome lawyer Reed Malloy accompanying them both agreeing to stay with Charlotte to make sure Charlotte is suitable to continue to be the children s guardian As Charlotte observes Reed dealing with the children and he continues to stay in her house Charlotte can t ignore the growing physical attraction or love she has for Reed which he also has for her too While living almost an idyllic perfect life Charlotte and Reed along with the kids appears as though nothing can ruin this until Reed s partner and associate John Trelaine and Reed s fianc e Helen Belgrave arrive in Spring City too.I immediately liked Reed yes sure he was handsome but there was so many sides to him He loved children knew how to play, get under Charlotte s stiff no nonsense fa ade and loosen her up Plus he was smart, cryptic and just adorable As the book progressed I did want to shake him or make him talk to his sister s just so he could express his feelingsopenly yes he thinks he knows women obviously he finds he doesn t since he makes demands from Charlotte how can he be so intelligent yet so dim witted ponders Charlotte which I began to wonder myself too I wondered why Reed kept stringing Helen along even though I didn t like her I wondered what happened to her I also liked Charlotte she at first seemed like such a stick in the mud but with Reed s help really learned how to let her hair down She was smart, capable, feisty, loyal and loving She knew how to stand up for herself even though everyone that she was close to did not have her best interests at heart and had an ulterior motive or plans to hurt her whether emotionally or physically I wanted a good ending for John Trelaine and Charlotte s brother Thaddeus what happens to them I do hope Ms Baily will writeabout them if they happen to have a story I can t wait to read the rest in this wonderful series and this wonderful new to me author I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review I don t know I couldn t really get into this book no matter how much I tried The heroin is quite funny and I liked her as a character in the beginning but then she getsdull Her hero wasn t really hero for me and I couldn t really grasp him and feel for him and the kids, well I didn t really like that the kids was there even if it helped Charlotte to open up The children where a distraction and I can t imagine children acting like they did, not today and not in a historical fiction The I don t know I couldn t really get into this book no matter how much I tried The heroin is quite funny and I liked her as a character in the beginning but then she getsdull Her hero wasn t really hero for me and I couldn t really grasp him and feel for him and the kids, well I didn t really like that the kids was there even if it helped Charlotte to open up The children where a distraction and I can t imagine children acting like they did, not today and not in a historical fiction TheCharlotte got involved with the children and theshe got romantically involved, thedull she became In the beginning she refused to live a life that was expected of a woman and I like the rebel Charlotte and that she wanted to break the bonds, and then she just switched and went into the mould.It took me forever to read this book and I normally like historical romance book I don t know why I didn t get into this one, I just didn t and got bored very quickly The writing is overall good but the language was questionable from time to time It never got that historical feeling into it,than how they dressed, talked and the surroundings The language was to modern and they spoke to modern "/>
  • Paperback
  • 396 pages
  • An Improper Situation
  • Sydney Jane Baily
  • English
  • 11 March 2018
  • 0615701191