Prudence is heart broken from the death of her betrothed after a fishing accident that took his life. With a grieving heart, she accepts a teaching position at a new school in a mining town in California. Imagine her confusion when she arrives and there is no school house and no children. Instead, she is met by a drunken sheriff and the wildest looking man she has ever seen.
Brick Poytress has spent the last several years grieving from his wife Mary, who died while giving birth to their daughter. So caught up in his own despair he has hardly been much of a father to his girl. In a moment of desperation, he agrees to an arrangement by a trusted source for a mail order bride who can take care of his daughter and him.
Find out how Prudence and Brick both find what they desire in this temultuous story of conflict and new beginnings.
This is a clean western romance set in northern California during the 1880’s. It is a novelette of about 18,000 words.