Maude Harkey is resigned to a loveless life until a baby is bornand orphanedat her boardinghouse home. She'll never be a wife but she can still be a mother. Yet a boardinghouse is no place for a newborn. Enter Jonas MacLarena handsome, exasperating rancher with an offer too good to refuse.
Jonas can handle running a ranchbut handling his cantankerous mother is another matter. Maude matches his mother's stubbornness so she'll be a perfect live-in companion. But she's there for his mother, not for him. He'll just have to keep his wounded heart closed to her beauty, her humor, her warmth and strengthand her irresistibly adorable baby.
Brides of Simpson Creek: Small-town Texas spinsters find love with mail-order grooms!