Coloma, California – 1850
Upon being released from jail on account of his good behavior, Benjamin Pickett is ready to start a brand new life and set up roots in the town of Coloma, California. The former bandit has begun to form a friendship with Franklin, the town sheriff, who warns him that although he is reformed in the eyes of the law, that the townsfolk may still be wary of him.
With Franklin’s help, Benjamin acquires a job at the neighboring lumber mill, and after gaining the trust of his new boss and his fellow workers, he is given a chance to build the home of his dreams. He longs for a wife to share his life with and places an advertisement in the newspaper, and before long, he is sending a ticket for Miss Maybelle Fields to travel from Maryland to join him in Coloma.
Only one problem remains. How can he propose to Maybelle until he has confessed the truth about his past? Will she ever be able to see that he is a changed man, worthy of her trust? Will the reformed bandit ever have a chance at love and happiness, or will his past condemn him to a life of solitude?
***This is the third book of the Brides Of The Coloma Gold Rush series. Each book within the series is a STANDALONE clean mail order bride romance story and may be read without having read the other stories first.