Loreli Winters was part of the mail order brides, but she was far different from the other contigent brides. See, Loreli was a self professed gambler. Girlfriend had been taking care of herself since she was a teenager. She had seen alot in her life and knew how to deal with people.
When the brides stopped in the small town of Loreli found her self the target of twin girls BeBe and DeDe. They were looking for a new mama. The girls took an instant liking to Loreli and told her about their desires for her to become their new mama. Loreli felt she wasn't mama material, but was honored by the twins wish.
Loreli escorts BeBe and DeDe home and they told their uncle who was their legal guardian now that they wanted Loreli to become their mama. Of course Jake, the hog farmer didn't want any part of this brazen, independent female. Loreli definitely didn't want to become anyones wife much less stay on a hog farm. Jake however,wanted the girls to be happy.
Jake proposed to Loreli that she be the twins mama for one year, and he would continue to look for a more suitable wife during that time and Loreli agreed. From that point on noone's life would ever be the same.
I loved this book! Beverly Jenkins is a wonderful writer who always gives you a history lesson. She didn't short stop on this one. Loreli was funny and I found myself laughing out loud at some of the happenings in this book. The characters were vivid and I could visualize every scene.
If you've never read a Beverly Jenkins book now is a good time. I would recommend any of her books. I would have to say that my FAVO-RITE to date is TOPAZ. (Count for me Chica!) LOL