Jesse and the Mail Order Bride
Sweet, Historical Romance
What will happen when her lawman husband learns the truth about her criminal past?
Sheriff Jesse Cameron is dedicated to uphold the law of his adopted country. After leaving Scotland, he came to Texas, and learned he liked the place and the people—at least, most of them. He keeps Harrigan County free of troublemakers with his “strict but fair” policy. Now that he has a steady job and has bought a house, he figures it’s time to find a wife and start a family. He and his best friend write to the same matchmaker, hoping their brides will be sisters or friends. Jesse hopes his wife will provide a peaceful home and welcome him each evening with a good meal and a warm smile.
Growing up in an orphanage left Rosalin Arnold too naïve to avoid being trapped in the clutches of an evil man who has her picking pockets. Those who’ve tried to escape him always fail, and are severely punished—or killed.
What will happen when her past catches up with her, and she’s forced to confess everything to Jesse? Of course Jesse will defend her, but will he forgive her lies?
He hurried up to his front door and stopped short. Did he knock? This was his house, but he didn’t want to scare her.
While he deliberated, the door opened and a wee lad stared up at him. The boy scrutinized his badge, then his face. “You must be Sheriff Jesse Cameron.”
He stepped inside and took off his hat. “That’s right. You must be Rosalin’s nephew.”
“Yes, sir. I’m Henry Bernard. Did you get the bad guys?”
“We did.” He hit at his leg with his hat as he looked around the parlor. Furniture had been moved and decorations added. Odd feeling, being treated like a guest in his own home. “Um, is your aunt here?”
“I am.” She swished into the room and smiled at him. “I hope you don’t mind that we’ve stayed here in your absence.”
His tongue tangled and he couldn’t form a sentence. While he gaped at the prettiest woman he’d ever met, the boy took his hat from him and hung it on the hat tree.
She gestured to the kitchen. “Mrs. Pickard brought over a pie this morning. She thought you’d be back today.”
He managed to say, “I… I better wash up. Dinnae usually look like this. Had a rough few days.” He washed up at the kitchen sink, wondering if that was all right. Wait—this was his house.
Through a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To compensate for this illogical error, she writes about handsome western heroes, feisty and adventurous women, and scheming villains in a small office her family calls her cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their rescued pets—two cats and a dog.
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