Margaret Brownley has penned a delightful novel about Jenny, who moves her sisters to a late-1800s Texas town to find husbands. Husbands for her sisters, that is...not for Jenny. She knows just how to go about it too, thanks to a couple of books that act as guidance. The process will involve applications and interviews and a close look into the financial status of each eligible bachelor. Her sisters are horrified at this process, of course, but Jenny promised their father on his death bed that she would see them taken care of. Luckily, while Jenny is busy with her process, the girls are going about falling in love the regular way. Not only is this not in Jenny's plan, but neither is US Marshal Rhett Armstrong.
This book was just plain fun. I'll be honest: the minute you meet the characters you know where they will end up. But how they get there is just as fun to read. I'm not a big lover of historical fiction, but this one was well-written, and did a great job of painting the picture of a town not long after the Civil War. This book is a part of Ms. Brownley's Rocky Creek Romance series, but obviously the books can be read in any order, since I'd never heard of them and I didn't feel like I was missing any pieces. I am looking forward to finding other books by this author.
Good book. Read it.
Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with a free copy of this book as a part of their blogger program called BookSneeze.