**A SHORT story**
Emelia Winters, the mercantile owner's daughter, has always been at her father's disposal. Facing the loss of his store to pay a gambling debt, he pressures her into marriage with the collector. Unable to see another way to save the family business, she agrees to be a bride of convenience and discovers her new husband has the heart of gold she's been searching for.
Benny Banks, a cattle rancher, has long been an expert card player. After a big win lands him a woman's hand in marriage, he welcomes her in his home and learns life now has greater meaning.
Once two lonely people, these destined lovers stand against town gossips and jealous hearts conspiring to keep them apart.
I liked the story, until it became slow with so many buts. A father selling his daughter. and a daughter who allowed it. The new husband was the only character, who acted like a good guy.
She’s such a brat I couldn’t even finish to see if she changed