THE SUBSTITUTE BRIDE
THE SUBSTITUTE BRIDE (4) by Janet Dean: Chicago and New Harmony, Iowa, 1899: With her family in a financial crisis, Elizabeth Manning is running away from a forced marriage. Needing to find a job in order to have Robby, her young brother, with her, she trades places with a woman who's changed her mind about becoming a mail-order bride. When Ted Logan meets her, he feels something's off about her, but he needs a wife, and his children need a mother. Can Elizabeth fake her way through this web of lies? Will Ted be able to forgive her and make a life with her? Dean's heartwarming love story contains characters who learn to make the best of a bad situation for the sake of others.