Ok, I loved this easy read, and I have a couple more books by her to start on next! Such a descriptive author that puts you into the book. I finished this one in three days and it just flowed and was easy to get lost in. I also found out parts of this book were actually true which I love. The links to their Christian lives was realistic and I of course love the old school chivalry.
From the back cover:
In 1860s Seattle, a man with a wife could secure himself 640 acres of timberland. But because of his wife’s untimely death, Joe Denton finds himself about to lose half of his claim. Still in mourning, his best solution is to buy one of those Mercer girls arriving from the East. A woman he’ll marry in name but keep around mostly as a cook. Anna Ivey’s journey west with Asa Mercer’s girls is an escape from the griefs of her past. She’s not supposed to be a bride, though, just a cook for the girls. But when they land, she’s handed to Joe Denton and the two find themselves in a knotty situation. She refuses to wed him and he’s about to lose his land. With only a few months left, can Joe convince this provoking but beguiling easterner to be his bride?