Emma Donaldson was the daughter of a wealthy Savannah socialite. Appearances and perceived falls from grace could make or break a girl’s chances to marry well. This was a truth that young Emma knew all too well. She’d had a lapse in judgment at the hands of the eligible Harbert Russell. She’d pay mightily for trusting him for the rest of her life.
Her father had found her two options to care for children as a governess. She should be happy to have a choice between the two, but becoming a governess wasn’t going to happen. She’d find a way out of it. A recommendation from a friend was the spark she needed to find a solution.
An ad in “The Matrimonial Times” caught her eye and she wrote to Caleb Chapman. They agree to marry and before she knows it, Emma is married to a stranger. He’s a very handsome and genial stranger, but still a man she hardly knows. She has to take the initiative to make her life in Kansas work. Things are different. The life she has now is one that she didn’t expect. She’s trying to figure out how to bridge the gap with her new husband.
Then one night things seemed to get on the right track. The two are cozy and happy when the unexpected happens. Will an intruder change her life or end it? Find out how one terrible event changes the course of two lives and one relationship.
Annie Boone writes sweet and clean romance stories. You’ll never find sex, profanity, or violence in her books.