It's 1867 and love is getting as withered as the crops in the dry and dusty town of Virginia City!
Meet Mary Beth, the educated and sophisticated belle from the affluent town of Charleston S.C. She has taken the role of a mother since her mom died after giving birth to her little sister Lucy. Both she and her sister got the best education available because their dad is a prominent farmer in their town. His father had their vast lands worked on by slaves that his father acquired from different places.
However, due to the abolishment of slavery after the Civil War, her dad is slowly losing their crops and their wealth because no one is tending to their land. Her father secretly sets her up as a mail-order bride for a very wealthy miner, Henry Comstock, out West in exchange for a very large sum of money to save their land.
Can this deceptive arrangement have a good outcome for Henry and Mary Beth?
Will Mary Beth agree with his father's decision?
Will Henry's treatment of her be different from his usual treatment for others?
Come to the hot and dry plains out West in the city of Virginia City! Mine for gold and silver with the wealthy miner Henry Comstock and his sweet sister Catherine, and get to know our heroine Mary Beth, who is in for a heartbreak, both for her father and her husband to be, in hopes of finding true love.
"This is a story about tragedy, fear, faith, triumph and true love."
While this book is part of a series, and it can definitely be read as a standalone book.
Last evening I just needed a short easy book to read to pass the time. This book hit the spot, it is a newly published novella by Katie Wyatt, which only took me about 2 or 3 hours to read. It was just what I needed to fill my evening before a little TV viewing.
I enjoyed it enough to award it 3 "Mail-Order" Stars. This book is a part of my Kindle library.