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No one will ever know how badly Pleasance
Bentonâ€™s abandonment threw Jacob Gideon. He landed hard, hard enough he didnâ€™tÂ care to find a replacement. Now that he needs a woman, he figures the safest
way is to order one from a catalog.
place at Jacobâ€™s side. One way or another sheâ€™ll remind him theirs is a matchÂ made in heavenâ€¦once the shock wears off. The teensy-weensy problem? JacobÂ doesnâ€™t know that sheâ€”his first loveâ€”is
his catalog bride..
sheâ€™d seen him.
the power in his lean body evident in every pacing step.
snared and she was caught. A rabbit in his trap.
known precisely how heâ€™d respondâ€”how could she not? Sheâ€™d known him forever.
elbow, ever the gentleman, and escorted her away from the crowded platform.
Heâ€™d never been one to make a scene or cause a lady a momentâ€™s discomfort.
with hope, surprise, and joy in his eyes. Sheâ€™d open her reticule, remove the
bundle of letters heâ€™d penned over the past year, tied neatly with blue ribbon
the exact shade as her gownâ€”
cranky. Fury collided with incredulity on his features, hardening his handsome
face to granite.
she was the blue dress and the blue bonnet, as promised by mail.
only woman in the world.
so strong, so poignant, she smiled. A soft smile, just for him. Without meaning
to, utterly unscripted, she took a step toward him. He lookedâ€¦wonderful.
to the hitching post. Without so much as a by your leave, he swung into the
saddle, and with the ease of the accomplished horseman he was, nudged the bay
into a canter.