THE SUBSTITUTE BRIDE
Fleeing an arranged marriage, debutante Elizabeth Manning exchanges places with a mail-order bride bound for New Harmony, Iowa. Life on the frontier can't be worse than forced wedlock to pay her father's gambling debts. But Ted Logan's rustic lifestyle and rambunctious children prove to be more of a challenge than Elizabeth expects. She doesn't even know how how to tell Ted the truth about her past - especially as her feelings for him grow. Little does she know, Ted's hiding secrets of his own, and when their pasts collide, there's more than one heart at stake.
DEAN TAKES A PREDICTABLE PLOT AND TWISTS IT INTO SOMETHING FRESH AND EXCITING. BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS -- TED IS PARTICULARLY APPEALING.