This was the first book I've read by Elizabeth Lane. I enjoyed it very much.
Life had taught Brandon Calhoun some hard lessons: Marriage could be a nightmare, raising a daughter on his own wasn't easy, and if he wanted something done right, he'd better do it himself.
But the schoolmarm Harriet Smith had hew own clear ideas about living that threw him decidedly off balance-and made him yearn for more!
Good, solid book that I would recommend to others.
This is my favorite book so far this year; it was interesting, unusual and a meaty story. Brandon Calhoun, town banker and father of a pretty teen daughter, takes the town teacher, Harriet Smith, to task for her younger brothers interest in his daughter.
Thirty year-old spinster Harriet refuses to back down to Brandon Calhoun and lets him know that she isnt too impressed with the willful Miss Jenny Calhoun. Brandon tries to buy Wills abiding by Brandons wishes by offering to pay for his university education. Harriet refuses for Will.
We soon find that Will and Jenny are in love and going to have a baby. They also run away to get married. Harriet and Brandon are both horrified by this turn of events. They rush to stop the wedding but have a serious accident on the way.
When Brandon refuses to accept his son-in-law, Jenny moves in with Harriet and Will. If that weren't enough, Brandon is involved with one of his least satisfying tasks at his bank having to foreclose on two brothers who frittered away the money lent to them.
Brandon and Harriet are multi-dimensional and fascinating. Will and Jenny are much more mature than their ages indicate. This story really was appealing; the twists added so much to the caliber of the story.
Life had taught Brandon Calhoun some hard lessons
1 Marriage could be a nightmare
2 Raising a daughter on his own wast easy
3 If he wanted something done right he had to do it himself
And now Harriet had some lessons for him
1 He couldnt control other peoples lives
2 Money didnt mean more then family
3 She was a woman to be reckoned with
Life ahd taught Brandon some lessons
1 marriage could be a nightmare
2 raising a daughter on his own wasnt easy
3 if he wanted somthing done right he had to do it himself
But now schoolmarm Harriet had some lessons for him
1 he coudlnt controle peoples lives
2 money didnt mean more than family
3 she was a woman to be reckoned with.
You will enjoy this book and these two falling in love will keep you turning the page!