Married in Montana is the 59th stand-alone novel by Debbie Macomber.
Story line - Divorced from her fund-embezzling husband and barely eking a living in California with her two young sons, Molly Cogan gets a call from Sam Dakota, the new foreman on her grandfather's ranch in Montana. The time had come to return home to Sweetgrass, Montana. Home to her grandfather's ranch. So Molly takes her two sons, 14-year-old Tom and his 10-year-old brother Clay and heads home only to find that her grandfather, Walt Wheaton, has heart trouble.
Soon enough, Walt is suggesting that Sam and Molly marry: a marriage of convenience that will ensure the ranch thrives and stays in the Wheaton family. Neither Sam nor Molly are taken by the idea, but when he kisses her, sparks fly for both of them.
But things do not run smoothly; it seems that someone is trying to force them to sell the ranch.
Macomber manages to pack quite a lot into this romance: gang tag graffiti, Loyalist militias, ex-convicts, a corrupt sheriff, prostitution, murder, arson, kidnapping, vandalism, cattle rustling and rodeo bull riding. Romance, mystery and a few plot twists.