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She never wanted children of her own. He never wanted a wife. Without a family to care about him, he could end up in an orphanage. Content with being a spinster schoolteacher, Marigold Calloway never thought she was the kind of woman who wanted her own children. She never suspected she had a maternal bone in her body until, after her younger sister, Rose, whom Marigold had raised from the time the girls were orphaned, married. Rose wishes to stay close to Marigold and enjoy her sister’s company on occasion, but she no longer needs Marigold to order her life. Marigold discovers one of her young students is in dire straits. It soon becomes apparent the boy needs a new home. Caring for him and his dying mother fills the void in her heart. Unfortunately, the law requires that she must be married before she can apply for guardianship. After mustering out of the Army, George Jenson is unsure about his future. The only skill he gained he might find useful in civilian life was constructing housing and other buildings for the forts dotting the frontier West. A confirmed bachelor, he moves in with his brother, who claimed a homestead parcel in the 1893 Cherokee Outlet Land Run. Located near booming Ponca City, surely, with all the new homes and businesses that need to be built, he should be able to find work. He accepts a job to help the take-charge schoolmarm build her house. Will something greater build between him and Marigold? If you enjoyed reading Rose Calloway’s romance in Joshua’s Bride, you will also enjoy reading about her older sister’s romance.