Greta Nilsson’s trip west to save her ailing little sister, Astrid, could not have gone more wrong. First, bandits hold up her stagecoach, stealing all her money. Then, upon arriving in Fairplay, Colorado, she learns the man she was betrothed to as a mail-order bride has died. Homeless, penniless, and jobless, Greta and her sister are worse off than when they started.

Wyatt McQuaid is struggling to get his new ranch up and running and is in town to purchase cattle when the mayor proposes the most unlikely of bargains. He’ll invest in a herd of cattle for Wyatt’s ranch if Wyatt agrees to help the town become more respectable by marrying and starting a family. And the mayor, who has promised to try to help Greta, has just the candidate in mind for Wyatt to marry.

I see a lot of authors and bookstagram accounts sharing their love for the cowboy series so I thought I’d get on board and see what all the fuss is about. I enjoyed this book, but it wasn’t my favorite of hers. It was an an easy read and a sweet story. It actually reminded me a lot of the Janette Oke books I used to read, except a little heavier on the romance. So, if you are looking for something like that then this series would be right up your alley. It was interesting enough that I will finish reading the series eventually.


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