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Genre: Historical Romance
Lucy arrives in Emancipation to discover her fiancé has jilted her. Undaunted, she gets a job at Seb Cole's saloon and then finds a position on the local newspaper. Lucy discovers that she likes being independent and loves writing her clever advice
Though Seb doesn't trust women, he's attracted to Lucy and accepts her proposal of a marriage of convenience, all the while secretly hoping it can be more.
Seb and Lucy manage to evade most of the townfolks' quizzical glances over their hasty marriage. They survive her former fiancé's irritation and her family's visit, but can their marriage and newfound passion survive Lucy's secret life as Penelope?
With sass, grit and heart, Ihle delivers
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: September 2005