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A widow before she’s even a bride.

Sarah Prescott came west to marry a man she’d met only through his letters, but when she arrives she discovers that he had suddenly passed away. Stranded, nearly penniless, she can’t just go back east. But what else can she do?

Widowed and without help for his unruly children, Wyatt learns of Sarah’s situation and intends to marry her – in name only – so she could care for his children. A wife wouldn’t be so hasty to give up as had the previous nannies. And by the sound of it, this woman didn’t have anyplace else to go.

But a marriage of convenience soon becomes a major inconvenience, as Wyatt learns that Sarah is not the sweet, submissive woman his first wife had been. She has a mind of her own and quite a temper to boot. How can she teach the children to behave, when she never learned to herself?