The Marriage Agreement

Parchment & Plume, LLC
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Jesse Palmer headed to Omaha with his expectant wife and his mother-in-law. When his wife dies in childbirth, his mother-in-law blames him. And worse, she refuses to let him take care of his son. In order to get his son back, he needs to marry someone–and fast. And who better than the one who makes the offer?

Laura Rufus volunteers to marry Jesse so he can have his son, knowing full well he’s still mourning the loss of his first wife. The last thing she plans on is falling in love with him, but day by day, his tenderness toward his son makes her wish she hadn’t been so quick to propose a marriage of convenience. Will there ever be something more between them, or will she be stuck with the marriage agreement they made?
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About the author

Ruth Ann Nordin is the author of several romance series such as Marriage By Scandal, Nebraska Historicals, Across the Stars and Native American Romance Series. Her titles include: The Earl's Inconvient Wife, A Bride for Tom, A Husband for Margaret, Eye of the Beholder and Suddenly a Bride.

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Publisher
Parchment & Plume, LLC
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Published on
Sep 18, 2016
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Pages
185
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ISBN
9781938352690
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
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