When her husband died, Deanne Grayson didn’t shed a tear. She did, however, worry that his death meant she’d have to return to her hometown in Kentucky. Fortunately, she stumbles upon an ad in the paper from a man in Lincoln, Nebraska who is interviewing for a wife.
Widower Bill Harvey is in need of a wife to help him run his general store. Plus, it would be nice to have help raising his two young children. But being confined to a wheelchair doesn’t exactly make him confident when it comes to a more intimate union with a woman. So when Deanne comes in for an interview, he makes a stipulation. He’ll marry her, but they won’t be consummating the marriage. So the marriage will be more of a partnership than a romance.
A marriage of convenience suits Deanne just fine. She’s not looking for love. As long as she doesn’t have to return to her hometown, she’ll be happy.
It’s not long before Bill starts to have desires he put behind him after the accident that confined him to a wheelchair. Yes, it was his decision to treat their marriage like a partnership, but after he gets to know her, he starts to want more. Exactly how can he, someone who is only half a man, expect a woman to want a real marriage with him?
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Ruth Ann Nordin has written seventy romances, ranging from Regencies to historical westerns to contemporaries. She plays with other genres from time to time, but her first love is romance. She has been happily married for eighteen years to a sweet and funny guy, and they have four sons, who are all taller than Ruth now that they're 14, 15, 16, and 18. The good thing is she doesn't need a ladder, and there's always someone to take care of a mouse that squeezes its way into her Montana home. She considers herself very lucky to have led such a charmed life. Being able to play with characters and create stories is just icing on the cake. Hopefully, she'll get to keep doing this many years to come.