Completely heart-warming and romantic! I had been meaning to read this book ever since loving the short story Love by the Letter by the same uthor, and was somethin that it would probably not disappoint.
He needs one pretty badly, even if just as a helpmate to work his farm ... ... which might just be what he 'll get after all! Miss Julia Lockwood, a beautiful runaway from Boston, sees marriage to Everett as both her doom and her salvation.
So, reluctantly, Julia gets off the train in Kansas to meet Everett for the third time.
Rachel, Everett 's best friend Dex 's wife, has decided that he should be allowed at least another chance at happiness with a oman, and is sure Julia will be the right one for him.
She has no idea that Julia hides deep scars and is monstrously afraid of marriage, and she does n't tell Julia that Everett has tried about four times to get married, and failed.
verett sees her get off the train and can not believe she can be the woman Rachel has secretly arranged for him to marry.
And poor Julia is in for quite a shock when she sees Everett for the last time! Of course he 's tall, ruggedly handsome and swoon-worthily built, buuuut ... .he looks just like her ex-fiancé!!!! So now we have: the guy who is angry about having a fourth mail-order bride thrust at him, but happy because she 's prett, but scared that she 's going to leave him too+ the girl who 's had a misadventure with another an and can not possibly trust another one so soon, but who needs to get married ASAP= LOTS of confusion, but a darn good recipe for a really good romance!!! Everett is both incredibly attracted and scared of Julia, so he keeps his distances, which make Julia thinks that he might not want to get married after all, and since she 's indecisive about it herself, he thinks she 's going to leave, which makes her think that maybe he thinks she would n't be capable of working a farm, but he really thinks that she thinks his farm sucks, when in reality she just does n't know much about farming so she tries to learn as much as she can and does so much work that he thinks she wants to be alone, so he does n't talk to her, which makes her think that he does n't want her, so she goes to the store without telling him, he freaks out because he thinks she 's leaving, she has absolutely NO intention of leaving and wants to be his roommate, he wants to be LES than her friend so he decides to talk to her, but she finds all his questions annoying so she keeps her istances, which make him think that she wants to be alone so he lets her be, which makes her think that he 's disappointed in her and ... THEY KEEP ROLLING IN THE SAME VICIOUS CIRCLE FOR PRETTY MUCH THE ENTIRE BOOOOOOKKKKKK!!!!