Just reading ,crocheting, and enjoying naps
This started off as somewhat of a struggle for me as it reminded me greatly of another of Mary Balogh's novels "Ideal Wife" which was "cute" and annoying at times- not one of my favorites.
The Temporary Wife may have had the common thread of a rushed marriage of convenience with the hero thinking he married a plain mouse of a woman, that's common ends and the story truly begins.
Charity Duncan had that quiet strength with a deeply underlining bit of common sense that helps her heal a family torn from so long. While I don't think it would have been such a quick fix, MB made it work with some just plain face to face talking. It started to healing progress instead of making it feel like a band-aid over a bleeding wound.
Anthony Earheart was a blind hard-ass. So he was the who changed the most through the story. As a reader there was a few hard pills to take when it came to him and his family. Anthony and the Duke, his father, put their family through ALOT of heartache and pain. In the grand scheme of things we do tend to hurt the one's the love the most more often then not. There needed to be forgiveness in order for the past to truly rest for for the living to finally heal.
It was truly beautiful to see Charity and Anthony find peace, happiness and love and the healing of past and looking to the bright future.