Anna is desperate to escape the harsh life that she is destined to live if she stays in Boston. She yearns for freedom and a better life in the western frontier. Bolstered by her steeliness, she must make a quick decision whether to follow her heart or waste away teaching at the very institute where she has slaved her entire life. Her dreams of a fresh start in the west are cut short when she must handle unfounded accusations. In this story of challenges, Anna must learn how to not let small issues become big ones for no reason.
Charles Judge is looking for a helpmate to share his life and help him with the responsibilities of managing his expansive ranch. He is generous to others and steadfastly loyal to family, but must learn that sometimes things don’t always seem as they appear. Sometimes tough decisions must be made, even if it means going back on promises to family members.
Anna and Charles must come to terms with one another when seeds of doubt are planted and distrust emerges. They will have to dig deep to determine if they want to follow-through with their promise to marry. But mere apologies may not be enough to salvage their relationship.
This is a clean and wholesome western frontier novelette set in northern California in the 1800s. It is Book 1 in the Mail Order Brides of California series.