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?
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A Sensible Arrangement
This was a beautifully written and captivating story - but left unfinished! I was left with so many questions like “What happened to?” and “How did this or that character end up?”
I would like to have seen other key characters followed through on. Maybe in another book?
A let down in style and substance. Contrived and preachy. Woman marries stranger. They go to high society parties. They help those less fortunate than themselves. They declare their love. They deal with lies and feelings of betrayal...in a contrived unrealistic way. They kiss and make up. The end.