Boston, Massachusetts – 1869
“I have spoken to your uncle, and with his blessing, I would like for you to become my wife.”
This was not how Mary Kenleigh envisioned receiving a marriage proposal. No words of love. Of course there weren’t; she and Mr. Wendell were barely more than acquaintances. To him, she was nothing more than a pretty face with a sizable dowry. What more could she expect from a man contracted by her despicably-selfish uncle?
Since returning to her uncle’s home after volunteering as a nurse during the Civil War, Mary had rejected numerous suitors, but finally, she was given an ultimatum: she would either marry Mr. Wendell–the infamous rake–or find herself homeless and without a penny to her name.
Brave and quick-thinking, Mary decides to respond to an advertisement for a mail order bride, but surely, no sensible gentleman would care to wed an already-betrothed woman. Out of sheer desperation, Mary is forced to concoct an entirely different persona for herself through her letters to Caleb Knight.
But how long can Mary keep up her pretenses before the truth finds its way to the surface?
***This is the first book of the Nurses Of The Civil War series. Each book within the series is a STANDALONE clean historical mail order bride romance story with a HEA and may be read in any order.***