About the Book
Love’s gentle promise becomes nothing more than a withered dream.
With dreams of love and a hope for belonging, shy Belle Parish leaves her position as a maid in Charleston to travel to New Mexico with her best friend to become mail-order brides. Colt Lawson’s letters hold great promise and while his devilishly handsome face matches his picture, something does not add up. Discovering his lie only moments before they wed, Belle flees the church and straight into the Castañeda Hotel Harvey House. Giving up the prospect on ever marrying, she dons her nun-like uniform and focuses on her role as a Harvey Girl waitress until a strong Texas Ranger rides into her life.
Colt Lawson didn’t want to send that letter to Belle Parish in the first place, but her first response had all but captured his heart. When he is left standing at the altar alone, he is left with two choices—either release his dream of a love marriage, or attempt to win her heart. Wooing her would be a lot easier if that Texas Ranger wasn’t back in town. Who wants a dusty rancher with a past when she could have a shining knight in a Stetson?
About the Author
Grace Hitchcock is the award-winning author of multiple historical novels and novellas. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in the New Orleans area with her husband, Dakota, sons, and daughter. Connect with her online at GraceHitchcock.com.
Author Grace Hitchcock has written another charming Harvey Girl Western that readers will absolutely adore. With a slight Cinderella vibe, Hitchcock brings to life the story of a young woman who runs away from home by heading west as a mail order bride. But the man doesn’t work out like she expects and so she becomes a Harvey Girl instead. But things are not quite as they seem. A story filled with outlaws, adventure, friendship, finding oneself, and an unexpected romance, readers, Hitchcock does not disappoint and readers will thoroughly enjoy this exciting story.
Series: Aprons & Veils
Genre: historical, romance, Harvey Girls
Publisher: Valmont House Publishers
Publication date: May 31, 2023
Number of pages: 275
Content warning: just kissing; mild moments of danger/peril/shooting
Other books in the series:
1-The Finding of Miss Fairfield
Disclosure statement: A complimentary review copy of this book was provided from tour groups, publishers, publicists, authors, and others, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, Or borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR borrowed from Deseret Bookshelf, OR pre-ordered/purchased for review, including Audible. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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