About the book: A Lone Star Brides book.
Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.
Answering an advertisement for a "Lone Star bride," she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn't know.
Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her.
Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.
When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake's yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.
What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways ... and dreams and secrets collide?
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I've always been a softie for "arranged marriage" storylines, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review A Sensible Arrangement. The word "sensible" describes not only the characters' marriage, but also the characters themselves. Jake is doing the sensible thing by working at a bank job he deplores so he can save up his money to purchase a ranch, a lifelong dream. Marty does the sensible thing in trying to support herself through an arranged marriage, one of the few options open to an impoverished woman in 1892. After her husband is killed in a ranch accident, she doesn't wish to continue to be a burden to her sister and family, so she accepts a proposal of marriage from a man she's never met. It wouldn't be spoiling the plot to tell the reader that Jake and Marty begin to have romantic feelings for each other, but there's a big problem: Jake dreams of returning to Texas, while Marty has no desire to go back to ranching in Texas after her husband's death. I really enjoyed getting to know both of these characters. Marty is a pistol-packing lady who prevents a stage robbery as the story begins, and Jake is a man who's been bruised by a turbulent love life in the past. Both find healing together. I can't wait to read more about Marty and Jake's adventures in the next book in the Lone Star Brides series.
About the author: Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of 100 novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana.
Learn more about Tracie at: www.traciepeterson.com
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Welcome to the campaign launch for Tracie Peterson's 100th book! A Sensible Arrangement launches Tracie's new Texas-based series, Lone Star Brides, that’s sure to please. As a special treat, devoted fans will be able to catch a glimpse of several popular characters from previous series.
Tracie is celebrating by giving away an iPad Mini and hosting a LIVE webcast event on 4/29.
One winner will receive:
- An iPad Mini
- A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 29th. Winner will be announced at the A Sensible Arrangement Live Webcast Event on April 29th. Connect with Tracie for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tracie will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.
So grab your copy of A Sensible Arrangement and join Tracie and friends on the evening of April 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)
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