The Wishing Tree [The Texas Brides, Book I]

The Wishing Tree [The Texas Brides, Book I]

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by Catherine Snodgrass
     
 

Jake Tanner goes to collect on a debt and comes back with a bride he doesn't want and can't resist. Grace Marshall is determined to honor her marriage vows, but one step forward with Jake always leads to two steps back. When Jake's past shows up on the doorstep in the form of a wife he thought was dead, Grace has had enough. Now Jake has to figure out how to keep the…  See more details below

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Jake Tanner goes to collect on a debt and comes back with a bride he doesn't want and can't resist. Grace Marshall is determined to honor her marriage vows, but one step forward with Jake always leads to two steps back. When Jake's past shows up on the doorstep in the form of a wife he thought was dead, Grace has had enough. Now Jake has to figure out how to keep the wife he wants and shed himself of the wife he doesn't want. And one of those wives wants him dead. [ERA Award Winner!]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592794928
Publisher:
Amber Quill Press
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
The Texas Brides Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
311 KB

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The breeze caught the line of clothes and tangled the sheet around her. Grace slapped it down and shoved a pin over the line. The sheet curled around her again. Grace grabbed a fistful and tugged. The line snapped. A full morning's work lay on the grass. Now she'd have to start all over again.

She glanced around. Still alone. No one would know the difference. It was grass, for crying out loud, and she had a lot more work to do.

She plucked the heavy cording from the ground. Weighed down with wet wash, it took two hands to haul it over her shoulder. Stretching on tiptoe, Grace tried to thread the end into the hole on the wooden brace. It might as well have been a needle. The line was too heavy. She was wasting as much time trying to tie the dagblasted thing than she would if she'd taken the wash down in the first place.

A pair of hands covered hers. Dark, long-fingered, callused. Startled, she jumped, then craned her neck backward. Jake Tanner. He tied the cord off with nary a blink, standing so close Grace could count the whiskers in his growing beard.

"Ma'am." He tugged the brim of his hat her way, and swung back into the saddle.

He was almost out of hearing range when Grace finally remembered her manners and hollered a thank you. Without turning, he raised his hand in response.

Grace allowed herself a smile. He was just about the best thing she'd seen in Sleepy Eye ... ever. She'd be thinking about him for a long time to come. Oh, yes ... a long time.

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The Wishing Tree [The Texas Brides, Book I] 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming historical romance with laughs thrown in for good measure.   Jake makes a mess of things when what he really wants to do is make things right.  Grace finally getting her way out and then gaining much more than she could have every expected. Snodgrass does a wonderful job making a romance stand the test of life and all it has to throw at you
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