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A Bride For Keeps

Melissa Jagears

Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won't humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again--not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She's the prettiest woman he's ever seen, and it's just not possible she's there to marry a simple homesteader like him. Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. Having finally worked up the courage to leave her life in Massachusetts, she's determined to find a place where people will value her for more than her looks. Having run out of all other options, Julia resorts to a mail-order marriage in far-away Kansas. Everett is skeptical a cultured woman like Julia could be happy in a life on the plains, while Julia, deeply wounded by a past relationship, is skittish at the idea of marriage at all. When, despite their hesitations, they agree to a marriage in name only, neither one is prepared for the feelings that soon arise to complicate their arrangement. Can two people accustomed to keeping their distance let the barricades around their hearts down long enough to fall in love?

Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won't humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again--not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She's the prettiest woman he's ever seen, and it's just not possible she's there to marry a simple homesteader like him. Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. Having finally worked up the courage to leave her life in Massachusetts, she's determined to find a place where people will value her for more than her looks. Having run out of all other options, Julia resorts to a mail-order marriage in far-away Kansas. Everett is skeptical a cultured woman like Julia could be happy in a life on the plains, while Julia, deeply wounded by a past relationship, is skittish at the idea of marriage at all. When, despite their hesitations, they agree to a marriage in name only, neither one is prepared for the feelings that soon arise to complicate their arrangement. Can two people accustomed to keeping their distance let the barricades around their hearts down long enough to fall in love?
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Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won't humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again--not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She's the prettiest woman he's ever seen, and it's just not possible she's there to marry a simple homesteader like him. Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. Having finally worked up the courage to leave her life in Massachusetts, she's determined to find a place where people will value her for more than her looks. Having run out of all other options, Julia resorts to a mail-order marriage in far-away Kansas. Everett is skeptical a cultured woman like Julia could be happy in a life on the plains, while Julia, deeply wounded by a past relationship, is skittish at the idea of marriage at all. When, despite their hesitations, they agree to a marriage in name only, neither one is prepared for the feelings that soon arise to complicate their arrangement. Can two people accustomed to keeping their distance let the barricades around their hearts down long enough to fall in love?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pilar Witherspoon

Length:

10h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

37:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

34:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:24