“This had 3 stories
1. Fancy Free by Catherine Anderson: 4 stars
Clint Rafferty was the oldest of 8 orphaned boys, had taken care of them all since their parents' deaths - even though most times the house was impossibly messy. One night when he'd been going to the town saloon to collect his younger brother Matt, he ended up in a compromising situation because he and Matt looked so much alike. Clint had just been thinking of taking a wife to help around the house, and because the results of this situation was a shot-gun marriage, it kind of worked out okay for Clint and his brothers. Not so much for Rachel Constantine, the girl involved, because she'd been raised with a housekeeper and couldn't do any of what the Raffertys were llooking for. Some fairly funny things occurred when she tried, though. But Clint and she had liked each other from the start, so things eventually worked out oka - not without a few hitches, though!
2. The Mad Earl's Bride by Loretta Chase
Dorian Camoys's mother had died in a madhouse after his grandfather, the Earl of Rawnsley had put her there. Now he was suffering a malady similar - and the doctors gave him only six months to live, then a terrible death of madness. However, he was advised that since he (Dorian) was now the Earl, he should marry and produce a son to inherit. Gwendolyn Adams, cousin to his best friend, was found who would suffice - and Dorian felt willing because of his wealth. It would provide the hospital she wanted to have built. Neither Dorian or Gwendolyn figured on their falling for one another - or what they found out about Dorian. 4 stars (the beginning was slow)
3. Scandal's Bride by Samantha James
Victoria Carlton hoped to escape from the plan her father had for her - to marry against her will. So she figured she'd cause a scandal. At a ball, she went out into the garden, found a man and kissed him! However, things didn't go as well as Victoria hoped; her father found out and made her marry the man, Miles Grayson, Lord Stonehurst. The story is of how they dealt with the marriage, and his young ward, Heather. 4.5 stars.”