Olivia Palmer has lived her entire life within the safe, protected walls of Madame Wigg’s Foundling Home and School for the forgotten. Now, her benefactor claims she’s dying and wants Olivia to choose a husband from a newspaper advertisement. “Choose wisely.” The elderly woman counseled. Olivia takes her advice to heart. But soon, fate interrupts her carefully constructed plans and threatens her ability to keep her obligations.
Chance Garrison hates chaos. It’s the main reason he has never married. But when his beloved brother dies unexpectedly, he finds himself in a quagmire of disorder and the only way he can regain control of his life, and his brother’s children, is to honor his brother’s marriage contract with a complete stranger and then sabotage her efforts to build her school.
Welcome to Creede, Colorado where this determined spinster school teacher and this hard-headed bachelor are forced to unite. But can they learn to work together or will their stubborn beliefs doom them to failure and force them both to abandon their dreams.