By Deeanne Gist
In 1860s Seattle, a guy with a spouse might safe himself 640 acres of timberland. yet as a result of his wife's premature loss of life, Joe Denton reveals himself approximately to lose half his declare. nonetheless in mourning, his top answer is to shop for a kind of Mercer ladies getting back from the East. a lady he will marry in identify yet continue round more often than not as a prepare dinner. Anna Ivey's trip west with Asa Mercer's ladies is an get away from the griefs of her previous. She's no longer presupposed to be a bride, notwithstanding, only a cook dinner for the women. but if they land, she's passed to Joe Denton and the 2 locate themselves in a knotty scenario. She refuses to wed him and he is approximately to lose his land. With just a couple of months left, can Joe persuade this provoking--but beguiling--easterner to be his bride?
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Anna was furious. She watched helplessly while Mrs. Wrenne withdrew to her hotel room and refused to come out until she could acquire some teeth. Anna tried to change her mind, but the woman was too humiliated. Not knowing what else to do, Anna helped her into bed, then joined the reception in the parlor.
Because so many men in the Territory—when their wives wouldn’t come west—just divorced them. ” “Maybe not around here, but rest assured, many a man has been required to produce a bride or risk losing his land. Still, I’m willing to let you keep the land if you present proof of your wife’s death. ” Joe jumped to his feet. “I’ve spent the last ten years developing that land. My entire lumber operation depends on it. I need it. ” Joe raked a hand through his curls. ” The judge made no response.
Finally, he turned again to his desk and retrieved his pen. “Very well, Miss Ivey. S. m. S. R. carrying off a petticoat brigade for the benefit of the long-haired miners and miserable old bachelors of the Pacific NorthWest. The cargo of Bay State Virgins sailed off in black stockings, candlewick garters, shirtwaists, spit curls, green specs, false teeth and a thirst for chewing gum. First Night at Sea January 18, 1866 The more the ship rolled, the more Anna’s concern grew. A chopping wind howled against the side of the vessel.
A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist