This was my first book by Sandra Chastain and I will definately be looking for others. I was constantly wondering how the book would end, when usually I have guessed it by the middle of the book when I read romance novels. Unpredictable plot, beautiful love story, and wonderful friendships fill this book.
from inside cover--
Lovely Melissa Grayson will make any sacrifice for the private Academy she inherited. Since the unmarried men of Silver Wind, Colorado, tend to go into a frenzy for her attention, the sherriff has given her an ultimatum: get a husband or go to jail.
Jail would mean the end of her Academy . So Melissa writes to a pen pal beack East to propose a platonic union. It's not entirely her fault that, when gambler Lucky Lawrence steps off the stagecoach, she mistakes him for the scholarly stranger she's expecting.
But there's a murderous sore loser on Lucky's trail- and a bookish gent with platonic intentions coming to town- and between them, Melissa may never experience wedded bliss.