Promises Kept

The McBride Brothers, #1

Victoria Eastman is desperate. She has two young boys to care for and is making little wages as a cook for a boarding house. She places an ad for a mail-order husband. What’s the harm? Men place ads for mail-order brides all the time. Of course, she doesn’t have any idea who is writing to her, asking for her to be his bride. She accepts the proposal, but decides to travel to Wyoming without her boys to check it out first. She finds, upon her arrival, that her intended has passed away. Colt McBride to the rescue! He tries to help Victoria out and keep her from harm. There are those who would murder for their land. Victoria has a secret too. No one knows about her past and she is not providing any information. “Promises Kept” by Scarlett Dunn is a really good western romance novel which I enjoyed it very much.

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Book Blurb for Promises Kept

Lady of marriageable age with two young boys, in need of husband.

I am a good cook and hard worker.

Victoria Eastman grew up in a Texas saloon--an experience that made her tough, resourceful, and determined to forge a new life. So she places an ad in a gentleman's newspaper. . .and soon finds herself a suitable arrangement on a farm in Promise, Wyoming. Only problem is that her would-be husband turns up dead the day she arrives.

Rancher Colt McBride is known for his true grit and business smarts. Yet when it comes to his new neighbor, Victoria, he's stumped: Who is she, really? She's lovely to look at, of course, and has proven herself a gentle soul. She's even causing him to question his staunch bachelorhood. But any kind of future may be shattered when a stranger reveals a secret about Victoria's past--one that could destroy them both. Unless, together, they can take a leap of faith--right into each other's arms. . .

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2015 4.50