"The Painter's Daughter" by Julie Klassen follows Sophie Dupont, a painter's daughter and a painter in her own right who is swayed from her own better judgment to comply with the whims of Wesley Overtree. Wesley is a fellow painter and rich gentleman with suiting himself and his own desires playing first on his mind. Eventually Sophie finds herself pregnant and abandoned. When Wesley's brother, Stephen, comes looking for him and finds Sophie in dire straits, he offers to marry her and make her child legitimate.
The story is kind of predictable. You know exactly how it will end up. However, it is told well, the characters are amusing and it is a great read to pass the time. I would recommend this novel to women who are busy and wanting to read, but not be to into it; still able to pay attention to her surroundings. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House.