By Linda Lael Miller
When a gorgeous spitfire who is down on her success clashes with a obdurate guy looking for a spouse, sparks needs to flip to flames....
A 12 months after the Civil battle, brave former Union nurse Lydia McQuire used to be gamely scraping out a decent dwelling. yet now, as she acknowledged certain to marrying a stranger, her knees gave means with worry. Mr. Devon Quade had appeared well mannered and good-looking whilst she responded his advert for a spouse. in simple terms after Lydia had arrived in Washington territory did she study that her bridegroom wasn't to be candy Devon Quade, yet his older brother Brigham, a widower with strapping shoulders, fingers as powerful as metal, and an boastful trust that he was once lord and grasp of his lumber empire, town of Quade's Harbor, and the girl he married. Lydia's dislike of him used to be instantaneous...yet Brigham used to be awakening in her a white-hot ardour, and an organization unravel: prior to she may proportion his mattress, he must hand over himself, middle and soul, to love....
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Mr. Feeny surrendered the blade he'd been using, giving Lydia a pensive but not unfriendly look as she began to scrape away the thick brown peel. " Lydia laughed and nodded toward Brigham's peak, with its long, noisy flume and rich stands of timber crowded so close together that it seemed there would be no room for a tree to fall. "Enough to make a pile the size of that mountain over there, Mr. Feeny. " she said. The cook didn't return her smile, but he rubbed his beard-stubbled chin and looked her over with solemn respect.
I don't know, sir, " he blithered. "I don't much hold with such loose ends. It seems to me that a decision should be made and acted upon. " Brigham sighed. "I'll have to speak with the lady before I give you an answer, " he said reasonably. html Brig's heart swelled slightly. "I don't know, " he answered, always pragmatic. "For all I can say, she might be swimming out to meet the next boat even as we speak. " Harrington blinked three times rapidly, smoothed his slicked-down hair with one palm, and said, "Oh.
She stared dreamily ahead, not seeming to notice them, and Lydia was amazed. She started to follow the girl, only to have Devon grip her elbow lightly and stay her. "Don't worry, " he whispered, his eyes full of warm laughter. "Charlotte is pretending again — my guess would be that she's been reading some story set in Arabia. html Lydia felt an upsurge of joy. Alter the honors she'd seen in Union field hospitals and prison camps, it was wonderful to be reminded that young girls still played dress-up and cloaked themselves in dreams.
Yankee Wife by Linda Lael Miller