After the death of his wife, Matthias Barrington's sole concern was raising his two boys. He had no desire or intention of marrying again, but town matchmaker, Hilda Marie Clements had other plans for him. Without his knowledge she sent a mail-order bride for him.
Abby Smyth ran away from her aunt and uncles to marry Matthias only to discover that he doesn't want a wife. With nowhere else to go and no money she accept his offer of working as his housekeeper until the end of the summer. As the weeks wear on Matthias realizes just how much he needs her but can he love her too or will the memory of his late wife always put Abby second in his thoughts and in his heart?
This report prepared by Jennifer Nieradka-Piperni