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A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson Lone Star Brides #1 ISBN: 9780764210587 Trade Paperback Synopsis: Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.
Answering an advertisement for a “Lone Star bride,” she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn’t know.Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her.Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake’s yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty’s dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways… and dreams and secrets collide?
My review: I am a fan of Tracie's books so of course I was looking forward to starting a new series by her. This book is full of drama, mystery and a little bit of fun and faith. I think Marty was a strong woman for picking up and answering an advertisement and moving to a place she has never been to marry a man she did not know.There was a great cast of characters in this book and of course I really like Marty and Jake. I enjoyed going on their journey with them starting as strangers and becoming true mates and having a strong relationship. The setting was perfectly described in this book so I felt as if I was right there. The ending left me wanting more so of course I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.