Jake Creed needs a wife to help him raise his daughter, and to care for his crippled father-in-law. He has buried the woman he loved, along with his stillborn son. He can not go thru another disatrious delivery. He figures if he never makes love to his mail-order bride, she will never die on him.
Miranda Wentworth has faced disaster before. The loss of her parents to the Great Chicago Fire had left her scarred, and she and her fellow siblings abused in an orphanage. Becoming the wife of Jake Creed and moving to Texas would have been the answer to her prayers, but she could only bring her two little brothers with her. Her three sisters remained at the orphange waiting for her to send for them.
Really fast paced and wonderful story.