Billow Creek Bride by Mary Johnson
Approx. 71,130 words.
Published on March 30, 2012.
Maurine must leave the orphanage, but doesn't want to leave her sister behind. In a daring plan, she accepts an arranged marriage in hopes of convincing her future husband, sure to be homely and elderly, to adopt her sister. Thomas Johnson is a shocking surprise; he is anything but homely or elderly. The only problem now is learning he doesn't want her as a wife, but a governess for his children.