Miranda was raised in a loving family with five other brothers and sisters. The Great Fire in Chicago claimed the lives of her parents, but Miranda was able to save her baby brother Harry from the fire. With everything gone, Miranda's Uncle Stephen places her and her siblings in an Orphanage. For three years their lives have been a living nightmare under the watch of the Mistress of the orphanage. Miranda is about to turn 18 and she must leave, she is not so much worried about her fate but those of her brothers and sisters.
One of her sisters has been applying to mail or bride ads for Miranda and has received a response from Jake Creed in Texas. He lost his wife six months ago in childbirth and has a two year old daughter. He is trying to hang on to his ranch, land, and family and needs a wife's help.
He sends tickets for Miranda's travel and they are to be wed! Miranda brings along her two younger brothers as she cannot in good conscience leave them there but she does not tell Jake. Jake has not told Miranda he has a two year old daughter and does not intend consumate their marriage for fear of getting her pregnant. Will Miranda's determination, spirit, and strong will be enough to help put this family back together again?
I devoured this novel in a day it was just that good and would happily give it more stars than 5! ********** The writing was wonderful and I have ordered the next book in the series and cannot wait for its arrival.
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