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ASK ME TO MARRY YOU, by Heather Blanton
I’m currently working on a complete relooking of the series Brides of Evergreen by Author Heather Blanton (who is such a funny lady, and a talented one too!). What do you think of this second installment?
Curious about the story that lives between the covers? Here’s the resume!
ASK ME TO MARRY YOU
By Heather Blanton
He needs his freedom. She needs a husband. They were made for each other.
Audra grudgingly accepts that the mere presence of a husband will keep her men working, and Fairbanks under control. It seems a perfectly reasonable idea, then, to ask her uncle, who is the town attorney and a matchmaker of sorts, to find her a groom–a “proxy” who will take her orders and dish them out to the men. A marriage of convenience seems to be in order …
Dillon Pine is in jail for a conspiracy charge, but because of certain mitigating factors, he’s deemed a good risk for an unusual form of probation: serving as Audra’s husband. After a year, he can abandon her and she won’t tell. By then, she will have proven to the cowboys she’s a competent rancher, and the cattleman next door will be looking elsewhere for a wife. But when word gets out that Dillon came to Audra via Evergreen’s matchmaker, he’s dubbed a “male order bride.” The resulting jokes at his expense are constant and brutal. Just how much abuse can Dillon’s pride stand?
When Audra discovers her father’s death was no accident, she realizes her new husband is in danger, too. And she cares . . . quite a lot, it turns out. To save Dillon, she may have to let go of the one thing she’s fought her whole life to keep.
A heartwarming light comedy, Ask Me to Marry You tells a story in the vein of Love Comes Softly and Pride and Prejudice. Hope, courage, and selfless sacrifices – what you’ll do for the man you love. Enjoy this sweet, “clean and wholesome” mail order bride story–with a twist!