by Lena Nelson Dooley
Partial synopsis from the author's website: It’s 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order bride—despite the protests of his friend Jeremiah. Hoping to escape a perilous situation back East, young Madeline Mercer answers the ad and arrives in town under a cloud of suspicion.
My thoughts: This book was a gift for my birthday from a very sweet family member who will quiz me about it. What can I say? Paperback romance is seldom for me. But... I read the book and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it! There are lots of twists and surprises to the plot and sweet little Pearl just stole my heart. If you enjoy romance novels, or even if you don't ;-) this is a great story!
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