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SHOTGUN GROOM
by Sandra Chastain

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Texas, 1875

1998 BEST HISTORICAL ROMANTIC LOVE & LAUGHTER Nominee

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Lily Towns had been a skinny, freckle-faced 12-year-old when she proposed to Matt Logan. Now after 10 years of waiting, Matt has finally sent for his bride.

Lily leaves Tennessee for Texas, armed with courage, determination and her shotgun-just in case Matt gets cold feet.

Confirmed bachelor Matt Logan is livid when he learns his ailing brother has sent away for a mail-order bride and forged his name.

He is determined to send the woman back. He is stunned when he meets his headstrong, sensual fianc. Matt offers Lily passage back to Memphis. Lily won't leave.

He tries scaring her with tales of harsh, rugged winters and renegade Indians but Lily refuses to be intimidated. In fact, she issues a challenge of her own-she will learn to be the pioneer woman he wants and he will learn to be her fianc and husband.

Determined to get her man, Lily uses all her feminine wiles and the help of Matt's matchmaking brother to win him over.

The battle lines are drawn! Matt plays hard to get, but Lily proves just as stubborn. And it's not until a large conglomerate threatens his home and family that Matt realizes how firmly Lily has become planted in his heart.

Funny, warm-hearted and sensual, this is another Chastain "keeper," guaranteed to put a smile on your face. SENSUAL (Apr., 304 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Maria C. Ferrer

Publisher: Bantam

Published: April 1998

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