Everyone loves a wedding and Mattie's is sure to charm you. Victoria Dark has written a compelling historical romance guaranteed to warm your heart. MARRYING MATTIE is set in the nineteenth century town of Medicine Springs, Texas -- a far cry from Andersonville prison -- a far cry from Ty Warburton's haunting past and his pledge never again to give his heart to a woman. Mattie Idyll, a prim and proper widow, victimized by a controlling husband and loveless marriage, struggles to build a life for herself and her young son, while vowing never again to be another man's wife. The battle lines are drawn. The conflict resonates. But circumstances force this unlikely twosome together. A bargain is struck and a marriage forged between the impoverished widow and roguish tycoon. Through realistic dialogue and rich introspection Ms. Dark skillfully carries the reader with her as the story unfolds. She shows how despite their misgivings and determination to keep their marriage a business arrangement, little by little Mattie and Ty grow to respect one another. And little by little passion erupts between them. Anticipation builds and the reader will cheer from the sidelines as their passion blossoms to fulfillment. Midway through the story Ms. Dark adds a twist to the tale. A villain enters the story -- a villain who binds the twosome together and makes them aware of the depth of their feelings for one another. Read how Ty casts aside Matties fears and awakens her sensuality. And how Mattie melts away his distrust. This book has it all including an ending which puts to rest the demons from Ty's past. This book is a keeper!