Edwina Ladoux hoped that becoming a mail-order bride would be her way out of the war-torn South and into a better life, but as soon as she arrives in Heartbreak Creek, Colorado, and meets her hulking, taciturn groom, she realizes she's made a terrible mistake.
Edwina Ladoux hoped becoming a mail-order bride would be her way out of the war-torn South, but as soon as she arrives in Heartbreak Creek, Colorado, and meets her hulking, taciturn groom, she realizes she's made a terrible mistake. Declan Brodie already had one flighty wife who ran off with a gambler before being killed by Indians. He's hoping for a practical farm woman who can corral his four rambunctious children. Instead, he gets a skinny Southern princess who doesn't even know how to cook.
Luckily, Edwina and Declan agreed on a three-month courtship period, allowing them time to get the proxy marriage annulled. Yet as the weeks pass, thoughts of annulment turn into hopes for a real marriage-until the unspeakable happens, and suddenly Declan is torn between duty and desire, and Edwina has to fight for the family she's grown to love . . . 'Four unlikely brides make their way west-and find love where they least expect it in award-winner Kaki Warner's heartwarming series, one 'as stellar as her Blood Rose trilogy . . .'The Romance Dish 'I love and adore everything that Kaki Warner writes.' USA Today 'A must-read . . . It captures the imagination and leaves you wanting more.' Night Owl Reviews 'All-around wonderful . . . This book is just fabulous.' Smexy Books
Kaki Warner is an award-winning author and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest. Although she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, Kaki actually grew up in the Southwest and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. Kaki spends her time gardening, hiking, reading, writing, and soaking in the view from the deck of their hilltop cabin with her husband and floppy-eared hound dog.
Praise for Heartbreak Creek "I love and adore everything that Kaki Warner writes."--USA Today "[A] solid romance...An engaging read."--Publishers Weekly "A must-read...[It] captures the imagination and leaves you wanting more."--Night Owl Reviews "All-around wonderful...This book is just fabulous."--Smexy Books "Another extraordinary book from Kaki Warner."--The Romance Dish "Kaki Warner once again succeeds in bringing the Old West to sprawling and vivid life...An entertaining Western romance and a great series starter."--BookLoons "Highly entertaining."--Romance Reviews Today "Lovely and exciting...I was unable to put it down."--Fallen Angels Reviews "[A] heartwarming love story...Sweet and touching...A must-read for fans of historical romance!"--TwoLips Reviews More praise for the novels of Kaki Warner "Readers may need a big box of Kleenex while reading this emotionally compelling, subtly nuanced tale of revenge, redemption, and romance, but this flawlessly written book is worth every tear."--Chicago Tribune "Romance, passion, and thrilling adventure fill the pages of this unforgettable saga that sweeps the reader from England to the Old West. Jessy and Brady are truly lovers for the ages!"--Rosemary Rogers "Pieces of Sky reminds us why New Mexico is called the land of enchantment."--Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author "What an excellent series...A warm, romantic read."--Smexy Books "No wonder Ms. Warner is garnering rave reviews for her work...This is Western historical romance at its best."--The Romance Reader "A fitting end to one of the best Western historical romance series I've had the pleasure of reading."--BookLoons "A love story, a family drama, and a tale of the Old West...[A] don't-miss trilogy."--Romance Reviews Today "[A] sweet nineteenth-century Western...Fans of the series will enjoy another visit to the Wilkins clan, while new readers are sure to admire Warner's vivid descriptions of love and life in the land of enchantment."--Publishers Weekly
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