Frontier Engagement by Regina Scott
Frontier Bachelors Series Book Three
James Wallin, brother to Drew Wallin from the previous book, Would be Wilderness Wife, is the carefree joker of the family. Or is he? The new schoolteacher seems to have the ability to bring the best out of James. Bring out the real man under the jokes. Too bad he allows the past to rule him because he has ruled out marriage. Ever.
Alexandrina Fosgrave's life had been a lie. And everyone around her seemed to use smooth words to convince her and others to do as they wanted. Her parents, Asa Mercer, suitors, and now the smooth tongued James Wallin. Well, she had smartened up and it would take more than sweet talk to win her over.
The Wallin's father had wanted to build a community, a town at Wallin Landing. The boys are determined to honor their deceased father by making those dreams come true. They had their nurse, now James needed to convince the schoolteacher to stay. I can't wait for more stories in this series.
A group of women had come to Seattle under the impression it was waiting for them. That there were already families, schools, hospitals...civilization. They found out they had listened to a silver tongued devil with his own profit in mind. Their stories start with The Bride Ship. I highly recommend reading the first two books.
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