In Sandra Chastain’s deliciously spirited western romance, a headstrong Tennessee belle has her sights aimed at capturing the heart of a rugged Texas rancher.
Lily Towns is determined to marry Matt Logan, even if she has to use her shotgun to get him to the altar. She’d been a skinny little girl when she first boldly proposed. Matt had laughed and refused, telling Lily to ask him again when she grew up. So when Lily’s guardian receives a letter from Matt in Texas requesting a mail-order bride, Lily boards a stagecoach to bring him one—special delivery.
After his brother writes away for a wife and forges his signature, Matt knows that his days as a proud bachelor are numbered—and his troubles are only beginning. True, Lily may have filled out in all the right places, but one look at her tells Matt that she’s too delicate to survive for long on the frontier. It also tells him that resisting the sweet seductions of this wily beauty will be the hardest thing he’s ever done. But what Matt can’t yet see is that Lily’s devoted enough to fight for him with all the love in her heart.
About Sandra Chastain
As a child I made up fantasy lives for my paper dolls, never knowing that I would use these same creative skills later as a writer. I only knew that I became those dolls and lived their lives. Later came amateur stage shows for the neighborhood children to perform, my first Nancy Drew mystery, a one-act play, and finally a musical performed by high school students on an auditorium stage. From the Indian tepee that Santa brought when I was a ten-year-old, to the living room I've recently converted into my office, I'm still stretching the boundaries of my imagination.
After twenty years of working together, my husband and I sold our small-animal veterinary practice. Now he consults and practices part-time while I write full-time. Our three daughters are married, and we have grandchildren who always want Gran to tell them a story. And Gran always complies.
I wouldn't change a thing about my life, for my family is a living expression of the love I write about. When I create a romance for you, I'm telling stories of love and commitment, and I can't tell you how much pleasure I get from writing about happily ever after. --Sandra Chastain