Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands
of his homestead, he won’t humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever
again—not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning
neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he
has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the
woman in question. She’s the prettiest woman he’s ever seen, and it’s just not
possible she’s there to marry a simple homesteader like him.
Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty
pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiancé. Having
finally worked up the courage to leave her life in Massachusetts, she’s
determined to find a place where people will value her for more than her looks.
Having run out of all other options, Julia resorts to a mail-order marriage in
Everett is skeptical a cultured woman like Julia could be
happy in a life on the plains, while Julia, deeply wounded by a past
relationship, is skittish at the idea of marriage at all. When, despite their
hesitations, they agree to a marriage in name only, neither one is prepared for
the feelings that soon arise to complicate their arrangement. Can two people
accustomed to keeping their distance let the barricades around their hearts
down long enough to fall in love? Download and start listening now!