Gingham Bride Author:Jillian Hart Fiona O'Rourke doesn't believe in love--and certainly not in a marriage arranged by her cruel father. And even if her unexpected betrothed seems honorable and kind, can she trust his motives...or the attraction betwwen them? Ian McPherson came to Montana to salvage his family's dwindling forune, not to take a wife. But he's instantly drawn to... more » Fiona. He wants to protect her--even if it means pretending that they're engaged. In a season of surprises and miracle, there's nothing he won't give to show Fiona his love is for always.« less
Definitely 5 stars! One of the most beautiful love stories I've read in a long time. Fiona has lived a hard life, is independent, and has made definite plans for her future. Ian was not really interested in the arranged marriage but is drawn to Fiona's beauty and need for his protection. The chemistry between them and his sacrificial love makes you wish the story could go on and on.
First book in Jillian Hart's "Buttons & Bobbins" series. Second book is "Patchwork Bride," though not necessary to read them in that order. Both are worth the read as are most of Ms. Hart's books.