Read an exclusive excerpt of Texas Bride: An Original Bitter Creek Novel, by Joan Johnston
From Joan Johnston – check out her website to enter: To celebrate the release of TEXAS BRIDE, I’m offering a KINDLE FIRE to a reader, along with an autographed book in this month’s book drawing on my website. So if you haven’t signed up for the new drawing yet, please do so. To enter, you’ll be asked to answer 3 questions about TEXAS BRIDE.
HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE.
SHE MAY BE HIS LAST CHANCE.
Not that Miranda Wentworth was much for romance but she never imagined becoming a mail-order bride. Now marriage to a stranger is her only hope of finding a home where she and her two younger brothers can escape the brutality of the Chicago orphanage where they live. With any luck, she can even start a family of her own, once the three of them are settled at Jacob Creed’s Texas ranch. But Miranda has one gigantic concern: Her husband-to-be knows nothing about the brothers she’s bringing along. What if he calls off the deal when he discovers the trick she’s played on him?
Jake Creed is hanging on to his Texas ranch by his fingernails. His nemesis, Alexander Blackthorne, is determined to ruin him. Jake will never give up, but he’s in desperate trouble. His wife died six months ago in childbirth, along with their stillborn son, and his two-year-old daughter needs a mother. The advertisement Jake wrote never mentioned his daughter—or the fact that he has no intention of consummating his marriage. He’s determined never to subject another wife to the burden of pregnancy. But Jake doesn’t count on finding his bride so desirable. He doesn’t count on aching with need when she joins him in bed. And he never suspected his bride would have plans of her own to seduce him.
Please enjoy this excerpt of TEXAS BRIDE, on sale today!