Bargain Bride is a western historical romance novel set in Clear Water, Montana in 1884. It is a story of courage, hope, and new beginnings. Aurora (Ro) McCoy is the heroine looking for a new life. Being a bit tall and not so beautiful, she found herself facing life’s challenges alone. She wanted to go somewhere where getting a new start would be possible, someplace where she’d find someone to love her for who she is, not for what she can bring with her in the marriage. She had already turned away too many men who only wanted her father’s farm and not her. She’s willing to risk it all to get the man who will love her and the family she’s always wanted. She discovered an ad about an event in Montana, a bride social, where men and women seeking a partner could meet. She’s willing to take a chance by going to Clear Water to attend the social.
Quinn Buchanan has had a bad year. He lost his partner to a bear as well as his brother and sister-in-law in a carriage accident, and now he’s the guardian of his brother’s three children, twin boys and a girl. He knows nothing about raising kids, and he’s about to lose his ranch. He decides to see if he might get some help by attending the upcoming bride social.
The two meet, and Quinn finds out that Aurora McCoy is a lot more than he ever bargained for!