Truly a “Hart”-warming romance about the healing power of love. This marriage of convenience doesn’t stand a chance when one party is looking for love and the other is too broken to give it. Emotional stakes are high, and readers will cheer on these characters until the happy ending is confirmed.
Austin Dermot has been passed over by every eligible female in Moose, Montana, so he sends for a mail-order bride. He has high hopes for love and romance with his new bride because, “when a Dermot marries, love reigns.” Penniless, homeless, pregnant widow Willa Conner needs a husband and agrees to marry the stranger who answered her ad. She does not believe in fairytales, but she promises to be a good wife. Austin was all alone until Willa gave him a home and a new life. Now, he hopes she can accept that he is offering her the same. (HARLEQUIN, Aug., 288 pp., $6.25)