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4 stars. The hero's father buys the heroine in a wife lottery and marries her to the hero (who is off in the army) by proxy. After a brief, unhappy first encounter several years after the 'wedding,' the protagonists don't see each other again until he is granted 30 days leave and ordered to go protect his wife from an outlaw who's probably gunning for her. Despite the short timespan, their growing love for each other seems believable. The hero is tender, the heroine is likable; the book seems balanced between plot and love story. All in all a great read.