Texas, 1867. Shannon left the slums of New York for a better life out west as a mail order bride. But when she refuses her betrothed’s request to become a prostitute instead, he slashes her face and leaves her bleeding on the Asherville streets. Hopeless and scarred for life, she doesn’t expect the man who lends a helping hand to be tall, rugged, and single…
Cinders doesn’t stand for cruelty to women, but after he offers the injured Shannon a job, he gets way more than he bargained for. When the widower is forced to wed the woman he saved, he begrudgingly accepts. With horse thieves and local Indian troubles on his mind, he’s not sure about the added responsibility of his gritty, insecure wife.
While Shannon can sense an attraction forming between them, her husband remains distant during both the days and the nights. But a frightening town rumor may just force her to confront the proud rancher once and for all. Can the scarred bride and the cold cowboy trust each other enough to find true love?
Cinder’s Bride is the first book in the Mail Order Brides of Texas historical western romance novels. If you like frontier adventure, sweet relationships, and gutsy heroines, then you’ll love Kathleen Ball’s award-winning tale of mail order marriage.