After her father passes away and the family farm goes to her uncle, Martina has no where to go. She heads west as a mail order bride, bringing along her orphaned young half brother. She arrives to find her groom to be, Will Thorn, doesn’t want to be married. Not to mention he’s an ex-con. And what’s worse, there’s a land hungry neighbor trying to force them out, one who’s willing to stoop to whatever lengths it takes to do it. Even murder.
Undeterred, Marty is determined to pull her weight and make a life for herself and her brother, Charlie. No matter what comes up, she has Will’s back. She’s strong and tough and willing to stand up for herself, things I really admired. I absolutely loved this story. If the rest of series is anything like it, I know they’ll be on my favorites list.