"That Barlow Woman" by Valerie Kirkwood. Boston-bred Eleanor Barlow has taken a job as head of the J. Bond department store in Louisville, Kentucky. Scarred physically and emotionally by an accident and her fiance's subsequent desertion, Eleanor's life is now in retail. Her main competition is Kit McCarron, a man with no interest in the chains of business. Until he meets his match in Eleanor, Kit traveled the world, always searching for something more. Very strong characterizations make this story of love and competition fulfilling.
"The Bride and the Brute" by Laurell O'Donnell. Lord Reese Harrington's sister is kidnapped by Jayce Cullen's father to force Reese to marry Jayce. After the wedding, Jayce's father dies. Reese had sworn to marry only for love and pushed Jayce away, even allowing his newly returned brother to insult her in front of his people. Reese must learn how to accept as well as give protection and love. Responsibility had been thrust upon him at an early age.
"A Bride for Gideon" by Patricia Werner. Lou Farland was a rider for pony express, having pretended to be a boy until her skill was shown. Doing a man's job, Lou wears men's clothing all the time. She never expects visiting U. S. Deputy Marshall Gideon Preston to give her a second look. A good short story that deserved a longer format.
June and brides go together like orange blossoms and white roses in a bridal bouquet. Now three stories filled with passion and promise, star-crossed lovers and whispered vows create a wondrous collection to celebrate the season when wedding bells ring...
That Barlow Woman by Valerie Kirkwood. Yankee Eleanor Barlow, with her newfangled ideas, is making her Louisville department store a success. But Kit McCarron, owner of a rival emporium, has another idea-to romance Eleanor and awaken her dreams of an old-fashioned engagement.
The Bride and the Brute by Laurel O'Donnell. The arranged marriage between the innocent daughter of Lord Cullen and Reese Harrington, one of England's most powerful lords, leads to a shocking wedding night when the revelation of the groom's real motives begins a drama of simmering desire.
A Bride For Gideon by Patricia Werner. Pony Express rider Lou Farland can shoot and rides as well as a man, but she feels she can never be enough of a lady to win US Marshal Gideon Preston's heart. Until a Colorado range war makes them allies in a battle for justice and equals in the perilous territory called love. From a smoke-free home.