The Barefoot Bride / Outlaw's Bride Author:Joan Johnston The Barefoot Bride — She was a whaling captain's widow, determined to keep her headstrong son from following his father's course. So Molly Gallagher became a mail-order bride. First she'd marry, then she'd tell her new husband the truth: that she had two children and could never love another man. — It might ... more »have worked if Seth Kendrick hadn't had secrets and a child of his own, a willful daughter determined to end the marriage before it even began...if he wasn't living a double life as a doctor and a rancher determined to keep his neighbors safe from outlaws. In an untamed land of vigilante justice, where two unruly families struggled to be one, Molly had no choice but to trust a gray-eyed stranger whose stubbornness matched her own...whose kisses ignited flash-fire desire...who was in fact, the one man in a million who could hope to win Molly Gallagher's fiery, faithful heart forever.
When the gorgeous blonde sashayed into Oakville, Ethan Hawk was a goner, until she told him her name...Patch Kendrick. The tomboy tease he remembered from Fort Benton, Montana, now a luscious lady hunting for her man: him. Nothing not even his outlaw past would keep Patch off his trail. She knew Ethan was the man for her even when he galloped out of her childhood with a price on his head and nary a backward glance. Now that she has found him again, she is armed and ready for love. But before Ethan could yield his heart, he had to clear his name, so Patch set out to find the villian who framed him and risked ambushing her lifelong dream.« less