"A whimsical marriage of convenience tale"
In 1892 Maryland, Elthia Sinclaire accepts a job as
governess to the children of Caleb Tanner even though it
means relocating to Texas. Elthia feels this is an
opportunity for her to break free from her father.
Caleb does not want a governess. He really needs a wife
so he can adopt his six nieces and nephews before the
children are scattered among various families as what
happened to he and his siblings twenty years ago. However,
the clock is ticking as he has three days to find a
spouse. Though she has doubts about marrying Caleb,
especially since they differ on the "contract", Elthia
agrees to a marriage for the sake of the kids. She quickly
falls in love with her children and tries to ignore her
growing attraction to her husband, who reciprocates her
feelings of love, an emotion neither acknowledges.
Winnie Griggs' western romance will grab readers'
attention from start to finish because of the warm lead
couple and the six charges that bring them together. The
audience will empathize with Caleb struggles with the
nightmare that history is unfairly repeating itself.
Elthia is very spirited, but amusingly is no housekeeper
based on her futile efforts as such but her love for the
Texas six makes her a perfect mom. Her hilarious battles
with the hero on top of a wonderful plot enable fans to
receive SOMETHING MORE from Ms. Griggs.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 5, 2001