This one is a little unusual; it was originally published in 1987 under the title “Sweet Reckoning”, and then later released in ebook form as “Missouri Bride”. I found that a little odd, but I’m sure it happens. I’m simply pointing it out to avoid any potential confusion.
We open in 1873 St. Louis, MO and Amy Harris is desperate. Tasked with raising her little sister, Hannah, she is also responsible for providing care to their sick, cruel, and abusive mother. Their father disappeared during the Civil War, leaving the girls to fend for themselves. Amy has been stood up on three occasions by her fiancé and long-time friend, Lacy Garret, and things are looking grim for our beautiful young heroine. [Read more…]