Roll into Hope Falls, Colorado, where three women are seeking mates to help them establish a sawmill. Evelyn Thompson never dreamed their husbands-for-hire ad would bring so many bachelors to their tiny town. How will she ever figure out which feller to choose? Jacob Granger, a logger-turned-bounty hunter, is hot on the trail of his brother’s killer. When a clue leads him to Hope Falls, he has no choice but to pretend to court Miss Thompson while waiting for the killer to show his hand. Will Jacob’s unexpected adoration of this sweet cook prompt him to speak vows before getting vengeance?
This was the first book by this author that I have had the chance to read. I am so glad that I did too. This book was wonderfully written.
Hopes Falls is a dying town. After the collapse of the mine, the town basically evaporated. At least until Lacey hatches a plan to attempt to revitalize the area. Instead of focusing on mining, she felt their town would be better off focusing on lumber.
However, after the mine collapse, there weren’t any men to do the work. So Lacey convinces Evie and Naomi to go along with a scheme to place an ad to hire husbands.
Jake’s parents refuse to acknowledge that his older brother is dead. They prefer to let everyone believe that he is just in another state. Jake is not happy with this. So he abandons his responsibility at home and Jake heads out hot on the heels of Mr. Twyler. Jake is convinced that this elusive Mr. Twyler is responsible for the murder of his older brother, Edward.
Jake hears rumors that Twyler had stopped off to play in a poker game. So Jake hops aboard a train in the hopes of locating him.
I absolutely loved the characters. This author definitely has a great wit to her writing. The plot was great. This is the first book in a series and it promises to be a great series.
I highly suggest this fun read. This book will be available in bookstores on March 1, 2011.
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