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Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancé’s plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana Territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister.
When Gideon Bryant finds an eastern lady standing in his log cabin, his first thought is to send her back where she came from. He’s lost too many people to the wild elements of these mountains––his parents, his wife, and now his brother. His love for this untamed land lives on, but he’s determined not to open his heart to another person.
But when an accident forces Leah to stay at the ranch for seven more months, can Gideon protect his heart from a love he doesn’t want? Has Leah really escaped the men who seek her life?
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My thoughts: On the outside, it appears that Leah Townsend has it all. A wealthy young heiress, she is set to inherit her money shortly after marrying the man her father picked for her. Except, then she learns that he is planning of '"dispensing" of her when she comes into the money, which sends her off on an adventure where nothing goes as planned. When she finally makes it to the ranch of the man who's ad she has answered, she finds that he was killed, leaving her unsure where to go from there.
I enjoyed this story, though it is one that I felt bad for the heroine! She faces a lot of trials and roadblocks, but is able to find a place for herself. I enjoyed the characters and the rich historical detail. I look forward to reading the other books in this series!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest reivew.
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