by Dorothy Clark

June 2004
ISBN: 0-373-78515-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Steeple Hill
Trade Paperback

Elizabeth Frazier flees the man her father has sold her to. Her father doesnít give two hoots whether or not she is happy and safe as long as the man pays her dowry with a piece of property he wants. When by a chance meeting, she is offered the chance to marry Justin Randolph and be safe from them she readily accepts. The problem arises when she realizes her heartís getting involved in the marriage of convenience.

Justin Randolph has already put himself and his children through enough pain. He needs a female to support him in public appearances and help care for his children but he has no interest in an actual relationship with that female. In his mind, he bought the wife and any woman he could buy is exactly what he had her pegged for. Besides, even if he did care for Elizabeth how could he ever break his word and written contract?

This was a wonderful romance, the characters were very lovable and the reader canít help but falling in love with them. This reviewer is torn, by not ever reconciling the heroine with her family the story touches a real basis of reality as well. However I would have liked to see at least one of her parents come around to give me the entire happy ending I so desired.

This book is definitely worth purchasing and though it is an inspirational, even those not normally inclined to read this type of story will enjoy it thoroughly.

Reviewed in May 2004 by Katy.

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