Calico Christmas at Dry Creek (Dry Creek Historical, Bk 1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical #19)
Calico Christmas at Dry Creek - Dry Creek Historical, Bk 1 - Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical #19 Author:Janet Tronstad Montanna Territory was supposed to be the land of dreams for Elizabeth O'Brian, but when influenza claims her husband and baby, Elizabeth doesn't know if she can go on. Then stranger Jack Hargrove asks her for help in rasing his orphaned niece and nephew -- and proposes a marriage of convenience. Suddenly both Jack and Elizabeth find their lives... more » have new purpose as the Christmas season brings them together as a family.« less
An excellent story about a woman named Elizabeth who had just lost her husband and baby girl to influenza.Expecting to die too she just waited out the arrival of death. But instead, God intervenes and sends her a gentleman looking for someone to help him take care of his young motherless stepsisters. The infant girl will die unless Elizabeth can help with feeding the child. To be able to live together without causing an uproar in the town,Elizabeth and Jake marry. They feel that they will stay together until the baby no longer needs a wet nurse and then they can get an annulment. Love finds a way of creeping slowly into their lives and so the story unfolds. This was a wonderful, heartwarming story.