Image of In Want of a Wife (Bitter Springs)


Image of In Want of a Wife (Bitter Springs)

Goodman delivers what her fans expect in a strong marriage-of-convenience love story. Though loosely connected to the Nate Church series, this is a powerful novel that stands on its own and captivates readers with its authentic atmosphere and well-crafted backdrop of the untamed West — not just a romance, but a love letter to the wild land and the indomitable people who tamed it.

Life isn’t easy or simple for New Yorker Jane Middlebourne, especially when her family doesn’t want her around. So she embarks on a scheme that leaves her hurt, betrayed and heading West as a mail-order bride. Morgan Longstreet has done his best to keep his past hidden, establishing himself as a rancher in Bitter Springs, Wyo. Jane is not the woman in the picture he received, and she certainly doesn’t appear strong enough to survive Wyoming life. As his past comes back to haunt them, Jane proves she is a woman to be reckoned with and the best one for Morgan. (BERKLEY SENSATION, May, 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin