In Book 3 of the Montana Prairie Brides series, the romance deepens between Hannah and her new husband, Peter Cummings. Hannah isn’t happy with her mail-order husband. She just buried her first husband after a battle with influenza, and she got a new husband to help her keep her ranch going. But her new husband, Peter, isn’t cut out for the job at all. He’s weak, and he’s sick. Can he ever be more than a millstone around Hannah’s neck?
It’s bad enough that she can’t enjoy the intimacy of her good friends, Katie Matthis and Josie Eaton, the way she used to. Why does Hannah feel so guilty about her situation that she won’t even confide in her dearest friends? They would help her if they only knew what’s bothering her. But Hannah can’t bring herself to share her burden with anyone. Peter’s illness puts a strain on her she can hardly bear. Keeping her feelings and worries bottled up only makes them more unbearable by the day.
Hannah would love to end this ill-fated marriage. She even plans how to do it. Peter misrepresented himself when they corresponded by mail about getting married, so Hannah may have grounds to send him packing. The only problem is she’s starting to love him. Before she makes the biggest mistake of her life, Peter will show her he’s not ready to roll over and die without winning her love for good.