I cherished ,totally did enjoyed A Bride For McCain this is a Historical sweet,sweet Love Story. It touches on the emotions.It gives hope & speaks volumes of Happy Ever afters in the mist of confusement, misunderstandings,trust,life renewal but above all the main focus stands out clear True love is a wonderful thing between a man & woman. A Lovestory that's quickly likable NOT TO BE MISSUNDERSTOOD A BRIDE FOR MCCAIN is A must read.Bravoooooo to MsMary Burton.
The story begins in 1876 Sacramento and moves to Prosperity, Colorado. Jessica Tierneys father has died and the will gives Jessica one chance to inherit his millions marry her fathers business partner within 30 days. Otherwise, the money goes to the orphanage where Jessicas father grew up. The idea is odious to Jessica and she flees Sacramento.
Rushing to the train station, she learns that the train is waiting for a schoolteacher for Prosperity, Colorado. Since the next train wont leave until the next morning, Jessica announces that she is the teacher. She decides that she can explain her predicament to Mr. Ross McCain as soon as she meets him (9 days in the future).
Because Ross has lost the last two teachers because they were attractive they moved to town, met an agreeable man and married within a few days or weeks. Thus, Ross ordered the next teacher to be unattractive; unfortunately for him, Jessica is beautiful. As soon as he sees Jessica, he starts talking about broken contracts and jail time. Jessica is terrified and does not tell him the story; she signs to stay 2 years as teacher.
However, Jessica is not a teacher. She prepares her lessons and starts school. Before long, Ross realizes he must marry her to keep her safe from other men (what a noble guy). But this princess of Prosperity likes the people and soon becomes part of the community.
But trouble is brewing; this is a cute and quick story of how Jessica gets herself out a real mess. Although this plotline has been used before, the author weaves a pleasant story. This is Mary Burtons first published historical romance.
Jessica Tierney has been forced to flee 1876 Sacramento, California and pose as a schoolteacher to avoid a marriage forced on her by her father's will. Ross McCain, Colorado mine owner is determined that the children in his town will have the opportunity to be educated. Ross talks Jessica into a marriage of convenience to keep her in town, not knowing that she is not who she seems to be. Mary Burton's first book is a very good story!