FROM THE STREETS OF 19th-CENTURY BOSTON TO THE HARSH FRONTIER--SHE WOVE A WEB OF DECEPTION TO ENSNARE HER MAN!
Lovely, fiery tempered Anna Reardon was forced to lie to get out of the street urchin's life that shamed her ... to become Karl Lindstrom's mail-order bride in the beautiful,... read more
Anna came to Karl as his mail-order bride, but unknown to him she brought with her a younger brother, James, and a terrible secret. They were married right away and the priest made sure they both pronounced their vows before God. However, Anna had told Karl in her letters that she could... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Anna came to Karl as his mail-order bride, but unknown to him she brought with her a younger brother, James, and a terrible secret. They were married right away and the priest made sure they both pronounced their vows before God. However, Anna had told Karl in her letters that she could cook, keep a house, help with the farm; but she could do none of these things. When he realized all this, Karl was patient; he taught her much of what he felt she should know, even when they first made love. He also taught James everything a boy should learn and a close bond grew between them. The manliness of her husband wasn't lost on Anna - especially when she realized how good he was; but the one secret he hadn't discovered could be her downfall. Life in Minnesota was much better than it had been in Boston, they both felt - but the dangers could mean life or death in a minute. The secret almost was the killing blow to their marriage; it took the wisdom of the woman Anna thought was her rival to help make things right.
“Never let the sun go down on your anger.”Father Pierrot to Anna and Karl after their marriage ceremony.
“A man who is worth his salt should know exactly where a tree will fall. Some say that you can set a spike in the ground and a worthy Swede can drive it clear in with the trunk of a falling tree.”Karl to James while teaching him to fell a tree.
“--- A man should be able to look out and see his land all around him.”Karl to James regarding the windows in his new cabin.
But differences incurred during the day become lodged in stubbornness if held throughout the night.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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