(Rocky Brook Cowboys Book 3)
STORY-LINE WILDFLOWERS BY EMMA HARPER:
In Wildflowers, authored by Emma Harper, the reader will find bonus content containing 12 delightful stories. I chose to review the bonus story entitled Bridget And The Lonely Rancher. Bridget’s father decided to send her and her sister, Lydia, to America to escape the poverty of Ireland. To ensure her safety, she posed as a widow with a small daughter. She became a teacher, but life was hard in the tenements. When a rival from Ireland informs the Catholic board she was never married, no one would listen to the real story. Everyone turned their back on her, including her tenement neighbors. Knowing her life can’t get any worse, she finds an unconventional answer to her problems.
Answering an ad for a mail-order bride to mother four small children and help on the farm, they travel to Wyoming. Met by Carlton Briggs, three small children, and a baby, Bridget finds herself wrapped in the arms of love by the children. Not so much by Carlton, who was not expecting another child. Through attraction, trials, tribulations, villains, and death, they forge a relationship. However, Bridget is not the only one hiding secrets, Carlton’s life is closed and filled with secrets. Will these two let go of the past and grab the future by both hands?
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT: