“4.5, actually. I love this author's books; always have. This was a sweet romance with characters I really liked and a child who wrapped herself around my heart. There were a few places where I found myself laughing, too. The ending, though, got to me just a bit, thus my 1/2 star less.
Brianna O'Keefe pretended to be the mother of her orphaned niece Daphne, sending many letters to a make-believe husband, David Paxton, for years in order to keep her Colorado employer from bothering her. The letters finally made their way to a real David Paxton, the marshall in No Name, Colorado. Among them he found a couple from what he believed was his daughter Daphne explaining the poverty she and her mother lived in, and he left immediately to fetch them. A penny Daphne had found was a good luck charm between her and her father. Brianna was really leary of men and the trip by horseback, then train, frightened her - and with good reason. She felt that this David was faking. When she told him the truth, he didn't believe her, either, because his eyes told him Daphne was of his family. They had to pretend to be married, too. Over time, Brianna began to trust him more and eventually a closeness developed, but by then David had fallen for her but didn't act on his feelings because of her fear of men. Finding a loving family, a loving father for Daphne and a man for herself wasn't too easy for Brianna.
“Great reading!”Paula wrote this review Monday, June 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyed”Angela Adair wrote this review Friday, May 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Briana is raising her late twin sister's baby. It is very hard. She makes up a husband, David Paxton, a supposed miner in Denver, so she can pretend to be a married woman. One of her employers insists she write letters to him in Denver asking his to come get her and Daphne. One day he shows up!!! This is a wonderful love story, once again Catherine Anderson has won me over”Marty H wrote this review Thursday, February 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No