The Vigilante's Bride by Yvonne Harris, published by Bethany House.
This historical fiction romance begins during 1884 in the wilds of the untamed Montana Territory, and has everything a good American Cowboy romance should have. Cowboys, cattle rustlers, Indians, a mail-order bride, shot-outs and a saloon fight.
Emily McCarthy is dislodged from her place at the Girls Home when she is unable to find work in Chicago to earn her keep. The board members of the Aldersgate Home for Girls accept, on Emily's behalf, a request for a mail-order bride. Emily is told of the boards' acceptance, and is given no choice regarding leaving the civilized world of Chicago for the wilds of the Montana frontier.
Upon arriving in Repton she finds herself engaged to the town bully who is old enough to be her grandfather. As if that wasn't enough, she also finds out that her fiance is harassing the local Foundling and Orphan Asylum, of which he is a board member. The hero of this story faces the standard dilemma of overcoming his past and finding himself 'having feelings' for the girl already committed to someone else.
I really enjoyed the book and Yvonne's writing style. Though this plot has certainly be done before, I loved her take on it. There were no huge twists or turns in the plot, but it was a comfortable read. I really enjoyed the character developments and the storyline between the hero and heroine was very entertaining.
I recommend this book as a fun, lighthearted read. I was provided a copy of this book to review by Bethany Publishers. The opinions I have expressed in this review are 100%, totally my own.