Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past. Answering an advertisement for a “Lone Star bride,” she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn’t know.
Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her. Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.
When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake’s yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty’s dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.
What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways… and dreams and secrets collide?
Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana, and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana. Visit Tracie’s Web site at www.traciepeterson.com.
My Take: Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite authors every since my husband gave me The Heirs of Montana series for Christmas one year and I spent the rest of that winter reading that series and other books by her. I was excited about reading this book which is the first in her new series the Lone Star Brides. This book has the Main character Marty leaving her familiar surroundings and going off to be a mail order bride. I have always wondered why someone would become a mail order bride. This book gives a scenario that I hadn't really thought of much. I found this book interesting from both points of view from the Males and females. I look forward to continuing with this series and see where is leads.
I received a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion from Litfuse.