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Publisher Description

In this stirring novel of the Old West from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson, a desperate woman’s impulsive ruse brings a rough-looking stranger into her life...

To support her orphaned niece, impoverished Brianna O’Keefe accepts work with a Colorado rancher. To guard herself from unwanted attention, she resorts to a harmless little lie: that she’s married to a Denver gold miner named David Paxton. When her boss forces her to write her “husband,” hoping he’ll take Brianna off his hands, she can only pray that no real David Paxton exists who can expose her.

When Colorado marshal David Paxton gets a letter from a stranger claiming to be his wife, and pleading with him to come for her and his “daughter,” he dutifully sets out to find this woman and the child he may have sired. What stuns Brianna is that David is convinced the young girl could, in fact, be his. As David and Brianna’s wary attraction blossoms into a deeper desire, David warms to the idea of a ready-made family. But can his dream survive Brianna’s lingering distrust...and his own heart-held secrets?

January 31
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

20jak12 ,

Lucky penny

I liked this book. It moved fast, lots of ups and downs. Happy ending.

Volkswagen-Lover Charlie ,

Another Masterpiece

I have read every book this author has written and have never been disappointed. Catherine Anderson's books will leave you wanting for more. She is such a talented author whose books lift you up when you are down and give you hope that things will always turn out right in the end. Many of her books I rate by the number of tissues I go through, mostly due to "happy" tears. I also love the fact that she does not use such big vocabulary that I would need to look up every other word in the dictionary. Her books are the kind you can't put down and are written in such good taste. I recommend this author to everyone I talk to who loves to read. Thank you Catherine for being a wonderful part of my life. I pray that you never stop writing. I rate you up there with my favorite author, F. Rosanne Bittner.

Mrs. Carbon copy ,

Great story! I loved it

A must read.***

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