After fulfilling a pledge to a dying friend, Zacharias Hamilton is finally free. No family entanglements. No disappointing those around him. Just the quiet bachelor existence he's always craved. Until fate snatches his freedom away when the baker of his favorite breakfast bun is railroaded by the city council. Despite not wanting to get involved, he can't turn a blind eye to her predicament . . . or her adorable dimples.
Abigail Kemp needs a man's name on her bakery's deed. A marriage of convenience seems the best solution . . . if it involves a man she can control. That person definitely isn't the stoic lumberman who oozes silent confidence whenever he enters her shop. Control Zacharias Hamilton? She can't even control her pulse when she's around him.
When vows are spoken, Abigail's troubles should be over. Yet threats to the bakery worsen, and darker dangers hound her sister. Can she put ever more trust in Zach without losing her dreams of independence?
My thoughts: I enjoyed this historical tale set in a bakery! Karen brings up some interesting questions with Abigail being a professional baker and wanting to continue to do so, going against the norm for that time period (1896). I enjoyed exploring her story, with it's obstacles, as life takes a very different turn for her than she could ever imagine. I also loved the side story.
I received this book from Bethany House. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.