But for the longest time, Emmy-Lou’s rich banker father refuses to consider it. He plans to marry Emmy-Lou off to the vain, foppish son of a powerful railroad owner, to forge an alliance between the two families.
Unable to get Emmy-Lou to see things his way, her father consents to travel with the girl and her kind aunt to Come-By-Chance, to meet Gilbert for himself, and find a way to discredit the boy.
But along the trail from Billings to Come-By-Chance, their party is held up by the desperate outlaw Slim Jim Murdoch!
Will Gilbert lose his dear Emmy-Lou before she even arrives? Will Slim Jim hold the girl and her dear aunt for ransom? Or will some other dastardly plan be set in motion, a plan that will put everyone in the entire town in deadly peril?
The Come-By-Chance series consists of:
Come-By-Chance Brides of 1884
Book 1. Ruby
Book 2. Emily
Book 3. Violet
Book 4. Kate
Book 5. Rose
Book 6. Emmy-Lou
Come-By-Chance Brides of 1885
Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her
Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses
Book 3. Ava & Ina – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys
Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman
Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster
Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher Who Had to Decide