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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. October For the first time she was about to meet Eddie Gardiner. The man she intended to marry. The answer to her prayers. The first few days of their trip, dust had filtered through them, and now cold with the bite of a wild beast filled every inch of the tiny coach.
Four adults and a child possiilities against the elements. Linette murmured an apology but she managed to see the rolling hills and the majestic mountains before she dropped the curtain back in place.
Since they'd left Fort Benton, headed for the ranch lands of the Northwest Territories of Canada, she'd peered out as much as she could. The mountains, jagged and bold, grew larger and larger.
A song filled her heart and soul each time she saw them. This was a new country. She could start over. Be a different person than she'd been forced to be in England. Here she would Loooking allowed to prove she had value as a person.
She shifted her thoughts to the letter of invitation hidden safely in the cavernous pocket of the coat she'd acquired in Fort Benton.
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She longed to pull it out and read it again though she had memorized every word. Come before winter. I'm sure he doesn't know the meaning of the word. A year and a half he's been there and he still lives in this hovel.
It sounded a lot more appealing to her than sitting and smiling vacantly as a female spectator. She'd been raised to be the lady of the manor but she wanted more.
So much more. Margaret had sniffed with such disdain that Linette giggled.
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I've written this letter. I expect it makes me sound small and ofher, but I can't imagine living in a tiny house, nor being a woman of the West. His for you? He was a suitable candidate for marriage.
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There are plenty other suitable men. Why would you want to stay here when the whole world beckons? You're the one who thinks it would be a lark. And say what? But it couldn't be. It wasn't possible. And would it not provide an escape from the marriage your father has planned? His look made Linette feel soiled.
She Mature horny women do anything to avoid such a fate. She'd been praying for a reprieve. Pssibilities this was an answer to her heartfelt petition.
Yes, the Gardiners were an old family, well respected, with a great estate and vaults of money, as her father so often said with utmost reverence in his voice. She fully intended to keep her feelings out of the picture. A trembling in the depths of her heart warned her that love would make her weak, vulnerable, ready to give up her personal goals. Not something she intended to let happen.
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She grabbed a piece of paper. Anything is better than what my parents have in mind. She was weary of the social restrictions her parents insisted on and not at all loath to living the kind of life she'd heard existed in the new world.
There, women marched side by side with their men. They were even allowed to own land! Doubtlessly they'd be allowed to get their hands dirty and be involved. Before she could change her mind, she'd penned a short letter. A marriage of convenience if othwr suits you. Please reply to Margaret's address. She knew her father would read any letter that came to the house. Much better to know she had a positive answer from Mr. Gardiner before confronting her father. If she had to be part of a business deal, it would be on her terms.
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Looking for Eden Valley but open to other possibilities say who and where. The missive was brief. Not much more than an invitation to come. Her heart had danced for joy. Margaret was right; her father had glowed at an invitation from a Gardiner. The stagecoach swayed to a stop. They'd arrived at Eden Valley Ranch. It wasn't as if Eddie were a total stranger. She'd read his letters to Margaret. He sounded like a strong man, an independent thinker.
She had no trouble imagining herself sharing his life. Yet her insides clenched in trepidation. She squeezed right back in protest. She would not let nerves weaken her resolve. openn
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She'd prayed for such an escape and God had generously provided. Hitherto hath the Lord helped me. Renewed faith filled her, driving away any doubts and fears. One of the two men who also rode in the coach flicked aside a curtain. The coach had drawn up before a log cabin with only a narrow door and small window in the wall facing them.
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This must be where the man lived. She pressed her tongue Ecen the roof of her mouth and refused to think how small it looked. Hardly big enough for all tk them.
Never mind. Nothing could deter her now. She'd prayed her way from London, over the Atlantic Ocean, and across most of the North American continent. The rooms she'd had on the trip had left barely enough space for stretching. Although vastly different from the spacious home she'd grown up in, she'd gotten used to it readily enough. This cabin would be no different. The door of the cabin opened and Linette took a Looking for Eden Valley but open to other possibilities breath.
A man stepped forth, ducking as he crossed the threshold. This had to be Eddie Gardiner. She'd seen his likeness in pictures, possihilities they failed to do the man justice. Despite the chill in the air, he hadn't bothered to grab a coat or hat and in the bright sunshine his brown hair shone.
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Surely it was only excitement, combined with a touch of nerves. After all, despite the letters, he was a stranger. She buf nothing more or less from him than a marriage of convenience. His gaze sought the parted curtains and his dark eyes narrowed as he tried to make out the face in the dim interior.
She flicked the curtain closed and turned to her traveling companion.
Seeing her intention, one of the gentlemen stepped down and held out a hand to assist her. She murmured her thanks as Eddie strode forward.