Confirmed bachelor Jarrod Blackstone is in for a real surprise when Abby Miller delivers his sister's orphaned children to his ranch. Not having the faintest idea of what to do with the children, he turns to Abby for help.
Abby has her own agenda, which is to earn enough money to go in search of her father. But now Abby has a bigger problem: her attraction to Jarrod. She agrees to temporarily stay and help find a housekeeper.
The children have other ideas and along with the rest of the town help reject every applicant for the job. Finally the children run away, forcing Abby to agree to take the position permanently.
Abby and Jarrod fear their mutual attraction, yet when they are threatened with losing the children, they decide to marry and try to make the judge grant them custody of the children.
What happens to the children, Abby and Jarrod when the judge rules is both wonderful and poignant. Family values rise to the top with a great deal of love in this delightful, heart-warming tale. Filled with humor and adorable characters BLACKSTONE'S BRIDE is a wonderful romance. SWEET (Nov., 292 pp., $4.99)