Dr. Rory Jude is tired of coming in second — second in his father’s affections, second-in-line to run the family business, and the second choice of the lady he is courting who always seems to have her eye on a wealthier suitor. He responds to an advert to open his own medical practice in Arizona, determined to change his stars, and finds himself in a town desperately short of marriageable women. Until a chance encounter with a mail-order bride agency owner opens his eyes to new possibilities…
Convinced she is destined for greater things, Trudy Crandall skips her debutante season in lieu of attending the Boston School of Nursing. When her family pressures her to enter an arranged marriage following her graduation, she pleads with the Boomtown Mail Order Brides Company to help her take control of her destiny. To her surprise, they claim to have the perfect groom in mind to make all her wishes come true!
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Dr. Jude easily lifted Trudy into the carriage and climbed in after her, taking a seat across from her. Then he tapped the wall of the carriage to signal to his driver they were ready to depart.
“This is really nice.” She glanced around the enclosed space, impressed with how comfortable the upholstered seat was, albeit the blue velvet was a tad faded.
“I rented it from the livery,” he confessed with a wry smile. “I have not yet gotten around to purchasing my own carriage and team, though I suppose I will need to, now that I am getting married.”
“Many happy congratulations!” she murmured, though his announcement was unaccountably disappointing. For the briefest of moments, she’d actually hoped Dr. Rory Jude might be single and eligible since she was in the market for a husband, but it was a foolish hope on her part.
A young, handsome doctor like him would have no reason to send for a bride through the mail.
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