Widower Connor Maguire advertises for a wife to raise his young daughter, Bridget, work the homestead and bear him a son.
Ellen O’Sullivan longs for a home, a husband and a family. On paper, she is everything Connor needs in a wife. However, it soon becomes clear that Ellen has not been entirely truthful.
Will Connor be able to overlook Ellen’s dishonesty and keep to his side of the bargain? Or will Bridget’s resentment, the attentions of the beautiful Miss Quinn, and the arrival of an unwelcome visitor, combine to prevent the couple from starting anew.
As their personal feelings blur the boundaries of their deal, they begin to wonder if a bargain struck makes a marriage worth keeping.
Set in Wyoming in 1887, a story of a man and a woman brought together through need, not love.
This is the second book I have read by this author and again it is a solid engaging book. I liked the emotion around this ‘family’ and how they try to focus on what they believe to be important when reality is something very different.
Trying to bring a new ‘Mother’ into a child life is always going to be a very difficult topic to write about but I felt this Author did it very well and in a believable way. Lots going on to keep you turning to the final pages and very well written. Overall, a good read but didn;t having me longing for it not to end.
Available via Amazon UK A Bargain Struck