Robinson’s heartwarming western style is perfect for this story of a mail order bride and proud rancher. The small-town backdrop, an adorable matchmaking teenager and the engaging and often humorous plot are simple and ideal for a quick pick-me-up.
When Constance Jennings arrives in town to learn her groom has died, it seems every man in town is ready to offer to be her husband. Except Ellis Clayton. Then his daughter, Angel, convinces Ellis to bring Constance home until she’s ready to choose a spouse. Therein lies the rub: The longer Constance stays, the more Ellis is attracted to her and vice versa. With Angel’s gentle push they learn to respect one another, help each other and fall in love. (HARLEQUIN, Nov., 290 pp., $6.25)