From the deep, rustic woods of Kentucky to the fur traders’ Rendezvous high in the Rocky Mountains, Bride of the Shining Mountains is a heart-warming Cinderella story with a uniquely American twist that fans of historical romance won’t soon forget.
Reagan Dawes just wants to be left in peace to grieve her mother's passing, and she refuses to be badgered into a loveless marriage by her step father, Luther. Unfortunately, Luther is as hardheaded as she is, and when her teenage twin brothers appear out of nowhere with a rope and a burlap sack, it becomes clear she won't have a choice in the matter.
Kidnapped and packed off to the Rockies, Reagan finds herself on the auction block, a tender prize for the highest bidder, Creole aristocrat, Jackson Broussard. The heir to the Broussard Fur Empire is a handsome rake with a deadly reputation and a soft spot for strays. And before long passion ignites between them.
Jackson soon regrets interfering, but the panicked look in Reagan Dawes' eyes had given him no choice in the matter. Now, he has his hands full. Getting her to civilization with her scalp and virginity in tact won't be easy. And that's the least of his problems.
Once arrived in St. Louis, he faces the challenge of turning an unmannered beauty into a marriageable ingénue... a seemingly impossible task, especially as he is drawn back into his former life, where the specter of his brother’s murder hangs over his head.
And then, there is Reagan… with every passing moment, his desire for her deepens… and with mystery, intrigue and danger swirling around them, Jackson isn’t sure that he can let her go….
Bride of the Shining Mountains was originally published under the title A Scandalous Bride by Selina MacPherson, (Zebra Books) this author's pen name.