This is Book 2 in the Pioneer Series.
For those who read Wagon Trail Bride, this is Jesse and Laura’s story. Jesse was the man who lost his wife in childbirth, and Laura is Amanda’s friend.
Here’s the description:
Jesse Palmer headed to Omaha with his expectant wife and his mother-in-law. When his wife dies in childbirth, his mother-in-law blames him. And worse, she plans to take his son away from him. In order to keep his son, he needs to marry someone. And who better than the one who makes the offer?
Laura Rufus volunteers to marry Jesse so he can keep his son, knowing full well he’s still mourning the loss of his first wife. The last thing she plans on is falling in love with him, but day by day, his tenderness toward his son makes her wish she hadn’t been so quick to propose a marriage of convenience. Will there ever be something more between them, or will she be stuck with the marriage agreement they made?
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For a quick reference, here are all of the books in this series:
Groom For Hire is Joe Otto’s story, and it’ll be out in December!
I have a special treat for everyone. During the course of the edits and beta reading, someone mentioned how much she wanted to see Laura’s mother get her happily ever after. I wrote a flash fiction story and just published it today so you can read it if you’re interested. It’s only 1,200 words, so it’s free.
This contains spoilers!
I recommend reading this after you finish The Marriage Agreement.
I expect it to be up on iBooks before the day is over. It’ll take another day or two to get up on Kobo and Barnes & Noble. I’m not sure Amazon would set this story to free, so I decided not to publish it there. I can’t see charging $0.99 for something this short.