Friday, April 18, 2014

Litfuse Review: A Sensible Arrangement by:Tracie Peterson

A Sensible Arrangement (Lone Star Brides, #1)
About the Book:
Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas. Widower Jake Wythe has secured a job as a bank manager in Denver, only to discover that the bank board wants him to be a married man. With Texas in his roots, he advertises for a Lone Star bride, and Marty answers the call. They both agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience. Marty works to carve out a new life in high-society Denver as Jake works to guide the bank through a collapsing economy. 

But when money goes missing at the bank and accounting discrepancies point to Jake, he must find a way to prove his innocence. Yet all he wants to do is go back to Texas and own his own ranch. Marty, on the other hand, owns a ranch–one she’s never told her husband about. She hates Texas because it represents the losses in her life. But as the couple grows closer and love begins to bloom, Marty realizes she needs to tell Jake the truth. Can she come to terms with the past and her anger toward God in order to make room for love?

About the Author:
 Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 90 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana. Learn more at www.traciepeterson.com.

My Review:
Marty became a widow after ten years of marriage. Having never been able to carry children, she was left alone with only her brother and his family. Mourning had seem to have gotten the best of her, that is until she received a letter from a man wanting to marry for stability. She would never have considered it in her younger days but she needed to get away. A place to go to get away from the pain, the memories. A place for a new start.

 Jake could help to feel something for Marty the minute he wrote to her, after agreeing to marry him made the deal even sweeter, even if the marriage was just for convenience. Of course his job called for him to have a wife, even if he couldn't find a wife he was in love with. Luckily she agreed, so he could keep his job, she was just there if he needed her for an appearance, but he promises she'll be taken care of. But soon starts having feelings for  her, and no matter how much he brushes it away, he still feels it.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.