The third book in Millie Criswell's Flowers of the West series has Rose Elizabeth Martin upset because her oldest sister sold the family farm out fron under her. Rose refuses to vacate the premises. Her plans for the farm don't include Alexander Warrick, the Duke of Moreland who had the nerve to buy her farm. Rose soon makes herself indespensible to Alexander, showing him how to run the farm and plant the wheat. Alexander and Rose soon discover that living in a two-room soddy is mightly close quarters.
Nice conclusion to the trilogy.
This book read like a Hallmark movie moment. Dramatic, but funny in some places also.
The concluding book in the Flowers of the West trilogy. Rose Elizabeth is mad as a hornet when her beloved farm is sold out from under her. It seems her bossy sister Heather wants her to give up farming to attend Mrs. Caffrey's School for Young Ladies. Rose, however, has plans of her own -- and they don't include Alexander Warrick, the insufferable Duke of Moreland, who had the nerve to buy HER farm.
Rose is the only Martin sister who has no desire to leave the family homestead--even if it was her father's deathbed wish that each of his girls would find a husband and a life far away from Kansas. Although the farm has been sold to Alexander, the Duke of Moreland, Rose figures he'll need her when he arrives and realizes he hasn't acquired a country estate complete with servants and field hands. She bets correctly; the Duke is speechless when he learns his rural playground will require more hard work and manual labor than he could ever have imagined. Not only does he enlist Rose's advice and aid, but he quickly comes to admire and then love her determined, unspoiled nature, despite the fact that her manner is at times as prickly as her namesake! Rose is unprepared for the passion the Duke brings into her life. Sometimes she'd like nothing more than for him to pack his bags and return to his aristocratic place in England. Only when his past arrives in Kansas in the form of his jilted fiancée does she realize how desperately she wants him to remain in Kansas with her forever.