Wife on a Wager by Martha Farabee
Approx. 49,890 words.
Published on July 23, 2012.
Having long ago resigned herself to spinsterhood, Mally's astounded when the town doctor suddenly proposes. What does he mean by it? But when she refuses, he continues to court, and she marries him. Too late, she discovers his real motives--and they turn her life upside down and her soul wrongside out. But true love finds a way to happiness.