Excellent western romance. It is fast moving,funny, and a loving romance story. Read it, you will love it!
Amelia Marshall and Frank Brody have one thing in common. They both need a piano. But when only one arrives instead of two, they have to make arrangements to determine who it belongs to. Frank wants the piano for the Moon Rock Saloon. Amelia needs the piano to make a living teaching children. Once it's put to a vote and Frank is given ownership of the piano, he offers to let Amelia teach her students at the saloon. She needs the money, though she won't admit it to him, so she is forced to accept his offer. The prim and proper Miss Marshall is the least likely woman Frank would be attracted to. He's convinced she's made of ice and she doesn't think too highly of him, either. Somehow, he changes his mind as he spends more time with her and discovers that underneath the cool exterior is a very passionate woman. He warns himself to keep away from her, but he can't seem to take his own advice. Teaching her students in a saloon isn't quite what Amelia expected. Frank is not as disreputable as she thought in fact, he's often kind to her. She begins to look forward to seeing Frank at the saloon. It isn't long before the two of them have the whole town talking and wondering what's going on between them. Frank says he's not the marrying kind, but Amelia has other thoughts on her mind. Now all she has to do is convince Frank!
Cute read. Loved the characters.
Frank Brody is at the Weeping Angel, Idaho, train depot waiting for his new piano to arrive from the manufacturer. He needs it to increase his business at the Moon Rock Saloon; his competition has nightly music. Also standing at the depot is the proper and straight-laced Miss Amelia Marshall. She is desperate for her new piano -- she needs it to teach piano -- and avoid poverty. But an error was made by the manufacturer and only one piano arrives. There ensues an unhappy discussion and the town's citizens must make the deciding vote.
Frank and Amelia find themselves thrown together, sharing the piano. Amelia finds Frank attractive (like all the other women of the town) but Frank sees Miss Marshall as a stuffy piece of ice. Frank's best friend (Pap) takes a shine to Amelia and wants to marry her.
This town is peopled with many kinds of citizens: eccentrics, hypocrites, deeply religious folks, just like any small town in America in the late 1890's. The people are so interesting and entertaining that the pages seem to fly. This story is absolutely charming.