Averill: The Careful Bride for Her Impulsive Sheriff (The Archer Sisters of Goldrush #3)
by Faye Sonja
Connect with Averill Archer as she sets her own rules and sends an ultimatum to the heart of her tough young sheriff Jacob Blair.
Averill Archer is eighteen, an intellect, careful and YEARNING for a NEW FUTURE to fulfill all her ambitions . . . and at the same time to fulfill her sister's escape plan.
The time has came for her to be married in order to comply with her sister's mail order bride plan. If she must marry, she will do so with a man to match her bright and active mind. When well-written letters arrive from Jacob Blair, she's drawn by his debates of challenging society's views and beliefs, her heart is smitten by his enquiring mind. She's EXCITED and absolutely POSITIVE he's the one for her.
But there's a problem . . . . .
Averill Archer hates liars and drinkers!
What will happen if her future husband - Jacob Blair is both a liar and a drinker?
She detests such habits after seeing her father squander the family fortune and sign his daughters away for marriage. He killed himself from the guilt, leaving their mother to pick up the pieces. But her oldest sister Adeline came up with a plan for them to marry in frontier California, far away from the vile Lex Baxter.
Jacob Blair has always been impulsive and hot-headed. His main answer to problems is a bottle of booze. But he has a secret eating him up inside that his pride won't let him admit . . . .
Jacob can't read or write and doesn't believe he can ever learn.
He's desperate to change his ways to not only accepts the sheriff's badge but also for Averill to accept him. .
"Before I was sheriff, I'd sort things out over a bottle of rum with Judge Burns and Freddie, the town lawyer. Got the job done." Jacob stopped eating when he could practically see the smoke coming out of Averill's ears and the other two ladies hitched their breath.
"A bottle of rum! Jacob, are you saying you're a drinker, because if you are there most definitely will not be a wedding tomorrow."
"I...I...ah..." He just couldn't think of the words to say. He'd spent more of his life drunk than sober since he turned fifteen . . . . .
Will Averill's discovery about Jacob's lies and deceit over the letters that captured her heart and his pig-headedness be the end of budding young love?
Can Averill find a way to break through Jacob's fears so he can believe in himself?
What will happen to the Archer & Blair family when they witness the threat of Lex Baxter in the most unexpected way?
..... "Experience the final heartfelt story of the DESTINY of the three courageous Archer sisters journey who became Mail Order Brides to their irresistible husbands of Pioneer California" .....
This is a sweet and CLEAN WESTERN ROMANCE short story.
Each installment is designed to be read in around two hours, so they're perfect for when you're waiting at appointments or have a few extra minutes to spare.
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