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No nineteen-year old should have to spend her birthday like Catherine Lamott, burying her entire family after a devastating illness took their lives. After her fathers debtors left her almost penniless and her fianc broke their engagement, Catherine considers it fate when she learns about the mail order bride program from a stranger.
Catherine corresponds with Samuel Cardwell, a businessman looking for a wife and partner to help manage his mercantile in booming Texarkana. Having decided it the perfect match for a St. Louis born and bred, educated young woman, she catches the train to meet her suitor. But she does not bargain for the man waiting at the end of her long journey.
Jackson Trimble is content on his ranch, raising cattle and working hard from sun up to sun down to help him forget the tragedy of his past. When he hires a young innocent woman who is down on her luck to be his cook and housekeeper, he does not anticipate that his feelings for her would go beyond a purely business proposition.
Catherines story is a clean short read western historical romance in the Courageous Orphan Brides series.
Each story is a complete standalone story.