Contract to Wed

Contract to Wed

1891 . . . Jolene Crawford Crenshaw, heiress and Boston socialite, was suddenly a widow with little money and just her pride and secrets to keep her upright. Texas oil man, Max Shelby needs a wife to guide his carefree young daughter and to advance his political ambitions. When his sister mentions a recent widow, charming, beautiful and socially astute, but in reduced circumstances, Max signs the wedding contract sight unseen.

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1891 . . . Jolene Crawford Crenshaw, heiress and Boston socialite, went from her family home directly to Landonmore upon her marriage, the mansion she shared with her handsome and charismatic husband. She’d never in her life worried in the slightest over anything as crass as the dollars required to maintain that home or the lifestyle she’d been born to.  But suddenly she was a widow with little money and just her pride and her secrets to keep her upright.

Max Shelby made his fortune in oil wells and cattle, but lost the love of his life the day his wife died. Now, his happy, carefree daughter needs instruction and guidance as she grows into a young lady and his dream of becoming a Senator from his adopted state of Texas seems out of reach with few political or social connections. The right wife would solve both problems. As it happens, his sister knows of a woman, a recent widow, charming, beautiful and socially astute, but in reduced circumstances, who may want to begin again. Max signed the wedding contract sight unseen.

Will Jolene be able to shed her sorrows, anger and fears to begin anew away from the censure and hidden tragedy that marred her life? Is her new husband, confident, strong and capable Max Shelby, the man, the only man, to see past her masks to find the woman beneath?

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Series: The Crawford Family, Book 2
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Holly Bush Books
Publication Year: 2015
Format: Electronic, Print, and Audio
Length: Novel
ASIN: B00RASQZ6S
ISBN: 9780578156699
List Price: $10.99
eBook Price: $3.99
Audiobook Price: $7.49
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