Sarah Johnson finds herself homeless when her aunt dies. Being an unmarried mother she is left with few options other than living with her cousin, William, but something tells her that he is not all he appears to be. As a last resort, Sarah signs up with Matchmaker & Co. as a mail order bride.
John Atwood is in need of a wife and mother to help raise is daughter who hasn’t spoken since she witnessed the murder of her mother. Can Matchmaker & Co. find him the bride he needs?
Sarah is a head-strong character who has had a rough time of it since she found out she was pregnant. Now, with no friends and virtually no family, she has few options to do what is best for her and her daughter.
The sparks between John and Sarah are evident from the outset and the bedroom scenes set off just as many sparks.
The relationship between the daughters is lovely and the acceptance they both have of each other shows that children are far more resilient than adults. Although saying this I’m quite certain there are many children who would not have accepted a new step-mother and sister as easily as Katy did.
William’s character brings an edge to the story, however I did find the encounter with the bank robbers to be over before it begun considering the build up.
Set in the 1860’s in the Colorado Territory this a nice story of two broken families coming together as one.