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Short Straw Bride
     

Short Straw Bride

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by Dallas Schulze
 

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ONE OF THEM WOULD HAVE TO MARRY

The McLain brothers were fed up and tired—tired of the hunger in their cowboy-sized stomachs, tired of dingy curtains and dirty dishes. Tired of worrying about who to leave the ranch to when they were gone. Luke could imagine the perfect wife—biddable, tidy and willing—and when he saw Eleanor

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ONE OF THEM WOULD HAVE TO MARRY

The McLain brothers were fed up and tired—tired of the hunger in their cowboy-sized stomachs, tired of dingy curtains and dirty dishes. Tired of worrying about who to leave the ranch to when they were gone. Luke could imagine the perfect wife—biddable, tidy and willing—and when he saw Eleanor Williams in church one Sunday, he thought she'd do just fine. But little did he knew that the practical Eleanor had a mind of her own—and other ideas about marriage!

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ISBN-13:
9781459275492
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Harlequin Historical Series
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
105,810
File size:
617 KB

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Short Straw Bride 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The McLain brothers decide that one of them needs to get married. They decide this based on the fact they don¿t like their cooking and their place hasn¿t been cleaned since their mothers death 3 years ago. To determine who will have to wed they decide to draw straws, with the short straw having to find a bride. Luke draws the short straw and the next weekend both he and Daniel go to church to let Luke find an ¿acceptable woman¿. Eleanor has lived with her aunt and uncle since her father¿s death. Basically she has been the brunt of her cousin¿s jokes and made to ¿earn her keep¿. But, for some reason Luke is drawn to this short plain woman, with a spark in her eyes. Much to the surprise of everyone Luke asks Eleanor to marry him, passing over the high strung `beautiful¿ younger cousin. While this isn¿t a marriage built on love Eleanor still holds onto the hope that her husband will grow to love her and any children they have. There are a few adjustments that have to be made with Eleanor living on the ranch. One of the first things she notices is that all the men have apparently forgotten they are human and eat like starving wolves. She puts up with this and other behavior until the night she finds out she is wed due to the ¿loss of a straw draw¿. Then `off come the gloves¿ and she kicks her husband out of her bed, whips the hands into shape and starts to do things her way. It is a normal formulistic romance from harlequin but with a couple of fun twists. If you are looking for a very quick light read this one is a great one. It is set about 20-30 years after the Civil War.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book..A great read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trust me this is a great read
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Can plain jane get picked over beautiful spoiled cousin? Will dumbo groom realize he married the right women? Damn straight. Read the book---you'll like them. There should have been a follow book on the brother and the brides best friend