Adelaide Proctor hopes to find a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a governess position on a remote Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her silly romantic yearnings behind.
Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America’s wool industry, never expecting to end up with a child. To his dismay, five-year-old Isabella hasn’t uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon – and intrigues him at the same time. But he can’t afford distractions.
When Isabella’s uncle comes to claim the girl – and her inheritance – Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man’s evil schemes. Soon neither can deny their growing attraction, but after so many heartbreaks will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?
When this book arrived by mail I couldn’t remember what it was about, so I flipped it open to skim a couple of pages. A few hours later I set it down, having read the entire thing. Witemeyer’s characters are quirky, yet believable. Her descriptions put you in the dusty heat of the Texas sheep ranch. The story pulls you in and keeps your attention, not letting go until you turn the last page. This is a must read for any historical romance reader.
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