Whatever It Takes
Leisure, Dec 2002, 5.99, 320 pp.
In 1894 Pepper Cloud Missouri, widow Maddy Potter plans to never remarry. Instead, Maddy is a do-gooder always rescuing some needy person or animal. Her latest charge, seven-year-old Katie, gets inside Maddy's heart so she wants to adopt the child, but knows a single woman has no chance of approval. She concocts a plot to insure her success because she believes that a female engaged to marry wil...