Elizabeth McKinnie will no longer accept men ruling her life. After the Civil War devastated her family home and having no way to survive, Elizabeth accepts one of the mail-order bride proposals presented to her and her sisters. She chooses a man who promises to treat her as an equal. Her sister convinces her to switch suitors, proclaiming the weather in Texas would be more suitable for Elizabeth’s weak lungs. Agreeing, she heads west to meet the mysterious cattle baron she knows little about.
Jeb Clayton grew up as a poor son of a drunkard. He has worked his entire life to ensure he never starves again. He is a man who understands cows better than women, especially after watching the fairer sex manipulate his father into an early grave. Still, he begrudgingly agrees to marry a sturdy bride to produce sons who can help build his ranch into an empire. Yet, what he sees getting off the stagecoach is a whisper-of-a-woman with undesirable birthing hips.
When Elizabeth’s and Jeb’s futures are threatened will they join forces, or will their bitterness be their end?
Ciara Knight is a USA Today bestselling and Maggie Award-winning author who ‘battles for love one book at a time’. Her popular sweet romance series, Sweetwater County (rated for all audiences), takes readers into small town romance full of family trials, friendly competition, and community love. If you are looking for a little more adventure, check out her historical western romances with a little grit and a lot of romance. When not pounding away on her keyboard with her dog at her feet and her two cats in her lap, Ciara loves to travel, watch her boys play ball, and gets lost for hours in her favorite place, Ciaraland.
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