Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Charity House Courtship by Renee Ryan

4 STARS Laney O'Connor was at the Hotel Dupree Hoping to get money she needed for her ophanage from Judge Greene. 500$ that the banker has called in on her loan to be repaid six months early. Judge Greene used to be one of Laney's mothers boyfriend. He also tells her to take care of his boy. Never tell anyone why and who she got this money from. Laney was dressed in a dress the one of the working girls she knows lended her so no one would wonder what she was doing talking to the judge. Marc Dupree has taken over the running of his hotel and he no longer lets and dishonorable behavior occur in his hotel. He witnessed Laney and the Judge talking and the transfer of envelope that he gave her. Then the Judge got in the elevator and Marc knew Laney would follow him in a few minutes. Instead 20 minutes later Laney was leaving the hotel and Marc intercepted her with a bouncer Hank took her to his office and looked in her purse saw 500$ she got from the Judge and asked her why she was in the hotel. Laney was going to tell then she realized she could not. Marc had money and purse put into his safe. Said he would give the money back to the Judge. Laney tried to get him to let her go with her money. Then Marc left her locked in his office and went to the room Laney said he was in. Laney opened safe, changed into marc's extra clothes, left him note climbed up onto his desk and out the window and straight into Marc arms. Laney ended up hurting him and got away with the money. Next day at the bank she went to pay the banker and he said yes the loan was here but not the interest and she owed him 50.00 by the end of the month. Banker admitted he wanted Laney to fail then they would leave town. Laney's mother was a prostitute and died of drug use. She saw the need for the children to be taken care of outside of the madames houses. So she bought a big house and started Charity House and trying to raise the kids up with christian morals and give them the love and care they need. Now it could be ending. Marc saw her at the bank and offered her a job that was way over what normal person got paid. He thought she was getting a loan for her own house of ill. Also threatened her with his good friend the marshall. Marc tried to give working girls a chance of better life working in his hotel as maids,cooks, waitresses instead of selling thier bodies. He gave his wife the chance and she took all his money and faith. Laney was glad at the chance to earn the money she needed. It was hard for them to trust each other. Laney was still working days taking care of the children and then working at night at hotel. I can see how Laney was desperate to help the children but I don't understand how she doesn't want charity for the charity house. I liked Laney also the children I would have liked to see more of them in the story. Thier is no sex scenes or swearing in the book. I had never heard about baby farms before but you do want to help the children. I was given this book to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley. 8/7/2012 PUB Harlequin Love Inspired Historical Series

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