Shelfari edited the description of Rimfire Bride Monday, December 31, 2012.
Beautiful, independent Jana strikes out on her own to build a homestead with her sister in the rugged Dakota wilderness—but instead falls in love with a widowed lawman in this evocative, romantic tale.
Practical schoolteacher Jana Hartman and her half-sister Greta flee an abusive home to the Dakota Territory, one of the only places single women can homestead land on their own. Drew Malone is a lawyer, raising two young boys on his own after the tragic death of his wife. Jana is the first woman to catch Drew’s eye since his wife’s death, although many of the townswomen of Bismarck, Dakota Territory, have been trying.
Although Jana is immediately attracted to the handsome and helpful Drew, she fights it, torn between a budding romance and her responsibility to care for her frail younger sister Greta. But Drew persists and sweeps her away for a romantic Christmas at Rimfire Ranch in the Badlands, where Jana finds herself having to win over the toughest critics of all—Drew’s young sons. As Greta becomes more independent, Jana lets down her guard and opens her affections to the three Malone men.
When the boys are kidnapped on her watch, Jana blames herself and flees to the frontier. Drew must race against the clock to get back his sons…and to make Jana his Rimfire Bride.