Abby thought mail-order grooms were the perfect way to save Brokken, Texas from a slow demise. When her husband died in the Civil War, she didn’t think she could ever love another. Abby’s picked a bad time to have second thoughts, as her groom by proxy is arriving on the afternoon train. Even if their marriage doesn’t work, the town needs her groom.
Dr. Mathew Knight won’t practice medicine. He can’t face losing another life. He has no intention of ever surrendering his heart to another woman. All he wants is someone to step in as his son’s mother. Too bad he didn’t tell Abby about Ethan in the few letters they exchanged.
With so many secrets between them, is there any chance for this marriage to work, or is it doomed from the start?
BIOGRAPHY I grew up on a steady diet of syndicated Westerns, with a lot of John Wayne movies thrown in for good measure. Sunday nights were for *Lassie*. I blame those things for my love of the wide open spaces in the West, cowboys, and collies. When I'm not writing about the strong women who loved those cowboys and the cowboys brave enough to love those strong women, I'm showing my collies.
I've been a RONE finalist, a RONE runner-up, winner of two Raven Awards, won two Laramie Awards, and was a finalist for the Beverley (offered by the CO RWA).
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