Emily Cannon has travelled from Chicago in her sisters place as a mail order bride. Her sister Alyssa had died and as Emily's last remaining relative there was nothing to hold her in Chicago. Her sister had been small with dark hair and very pretty, while she was tall blond and plain. Emily hoped that the farmer who had sent the ticket would accept her in her sisters place.
Luke Becker was a widower and had been for three years, his daughter Rose was the main reason he wanted a wife. Rose was becoming very unruly and his mother-in-law Cora was encouraging her bad behaviour, he needed a woman who could help him turn Rose's behaviour around. He was not looking for romance or love he had loved his dead wife Belinda, he was never going to love again.
This story about a mail order bride travelling out west to marry a farmer is so beautifully written I could not put it down. The two main characters of Emily and Luke are wonderfully drawn, and their relationship develops as the story unfolds, Luke's daughter Rose is a charming addition to the story, the author depicts so well how her behaviour is a cry for attention especially from her Father. Added to the mix is the mother of his dead wife, Cora who lives with them, she is a deliciously wicked a character you just love to hate.How they overcome all of the problems they are faced with made for an engrossing read. If you have never read a book about a mail order bride. I strongly suggest that you try this you will not be disapointed.