A BRIDE IN THE BARGAIN
The Wedding Is All Planned…
Someone Just Needs to Tell the Bride
In 1860s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could secure 640 acres of timberland for free.
Denton doesn't have a wife, though. His died before she could follow
him to Seattle and now the local judge is threatening to take away his
claim. In desperation, he buys himself a Mercer bride–one of the
eastern widows and orphans brought to the Territory by entrepreneur Asa
Anna Ivey's journey west with Mercer is an escape from
the aftermath of the Civil War. She signed on to become a cook–not a
bride. When she's handed over to Denton, her stubborn refusal to wed
jeopardizes his land. With only a few months before he loses all he
holds dear, can he convince this provoking, but beguiling, easterner to
become his lawfully wedded wife?
Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady,
has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include
People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting
products called "I Did It!® Productions" and a degree from Texas
A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family
live in Houston, Texas.
Since the debut of those novels, her
very original, very fun romances have rocketed up the bestseller lists
and captured readers everywhere. Add to this two consecutive Christy
Awards, two RITA nominations, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan
base, and you’ve got one recipe for success.