This has to be one of my favorite mail order bride books I have ever read. I love Emilia and Mac. They both gave a hard time accepting help from each other. It would be hard to come all that way west to find out that your husband has been killed before you even meet and you have all his debts hanging over your head. I love the characters and how they all interact. I look forward to the second book in this series. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
I gave this five out of five stars. You can preorder this book to get around August 29.
In a booming frontier town, a heavenly match may be in store for mail-order brides seeking a fresh start . . . women of strength and spirit who embrace the challenges of life and love in the wild Montana Territory.
Determined to save her father and siblings from a crumbling Chicago tenement, Emilia Stanek becomes the long-distance bride of a Montana rancher. But when she arrives in Helena, a rugged lawman shatters her plans with the news that her husband is dead—and deeply in debt.
County sheriff Mac McCall can’t afford to be distracted by the pretty young widow, not with scandalous secrets emerging as he investigates his friend’s suspicious death. Mac’s gruff order that she leave town at once only spurs Emilia’s resolve to take ownership of her late husband’s ranch and face his debtors. But as her defenses soften, Emilia begins to accept Mac’s help, feel compassion for his own wounded heart—and learns that trust means taking a leap of faith . . .