Texas Bride

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 473 pages
8 Reviews
HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE.
SHE MAY BE HIS LAST CHANCE.
Miranda Wentworth never imagined becoming a mail-order bride. Now marriage to a stranger is her only hope of finding a home where she and her two younger brothers can escape the brutality of the Chicago orphanage where they live. With any luck, she can even start a family of her own, once the three of them are settled at Jacob Creed's Texas ranch. But Miranda has one gigantic concern: Her husband-to-be knows nothing about the brothers she's bringing along. What if he calls off the deal when he discovers the trick she's played on him?
Jake Creed is hanging on to his Texas ranch by his fingernails. His nemesis, Alexander Blackthorne, is determined to ruin him. Jake will never give up, but he's in desperate trouble. His wife died six months ago in childbirth, along with their stillborn son, and his two-year-old daughter needs a mother. The advertisement Jake wrote never mentioned his daughter--or the fact that he has no intention of consummating his marriage. He's determined never to subject another wife to the burden of pregnancy. But Jake doesn't count on finding his bride so desirable. He doesn't count on aching with need when she joins him in bed. And he never suspected his bride would have plans of her own to seduce him.

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User Review  - addictofromance - LibraryThing

Miranda, with her five brothers and sister after losing their parents, have been stuck in a orphanage, under horrid conditions and so when they find a ad in the newspaper for a mail order bride ... Read full review

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Love the story set-up! Mail-order bride, Miranda, Texas ranch, a heroic heroine trying to take care of her siblings after their parents dies in the Great Chicago Fire. Then you have a hero, Jake Creed ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Joan Johnston received a B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida, an M.A. in theatre from the University of Illinois in Urbana, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. She has worked as a newspaper editor and drama critic, a director of theatre, a college professor, and an attorney. She is currently a full-time romance author. She has written over 50 novels including Sisters Found, The Cowboy, The Texan, The Loner, The Next Mrs. Blackthorne, No Longer a Stranger, and The Price. She also writes the Captive Hearts series and the Bitter Creek series.

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