Brett Parker is the half breed son of a
white father and Cheyenne mother. Striving to find his
niche in the community in which he lives, he does his best
to be respectable. Being a deputy sheriff helps as well.
Years ago, he asked a white woman to marry him and was told
in no uncertain terms that his heritage would keep any
respectable woman from wanting him. Brett believed those
words and now, years later, he finds himself giving up the
dream of having a wife and family to come home to at night.
Seeing the mail order brides that the men in his community
sent off for makes him yearn all the more. One woman in
particular catches his eyes and while he didnít send off for
a bride, luck would intervene with Jenna, an extra bride who
has not been spoken for.
Jennifer Matthews is on the run. Both
parents have died under traumatic circumstances and after
the death of her father, she finds herself the ward of an
incestuous uncle intent on making her his own by raping
her. She fights back and in the ruckus, she kills her uncle
and immediately sets off for parts unknown. She comes into
contact with a team of women who are heading west to be
brides and so Jennifer does what she can. She becomes
ďJennaĒ, a mail order bride. She figures she will latch
onto the wagon train and head off on her own at the first
opportunity. That opportunity never comes and before she
knows it, she is the official wife of Brett Parker.
Jenna and Brett marry and while each
has to get used to the other, they finally settle and become
a family. Their good fortune is not to be forever because
it seems that Jennaís uncle has returned from the dead and
he is determined to return her to his side, husband or not.
Indentured Bride by Regan
Taylor is a engrossing and romantic saga of mistaken
identities. Jenniferís assault at the hands of her uncle
was foul indeed but I like how she tried to take control of
her life. I didnít like how she continued to notí fess up to
her little lie with her new husband, Brett. He was torn
once the truth was out and I fully can sympathize with the
hurt feelings he had concerning the woman he gave his heart
to. He forgave her but it took him a while, and although my
heart broke for the pain each was feeling, I like how the
plot unfolded because it would have been hard to forgive and
Regan Taylor is now on my reviewer radar. I canít wait to
read more from this talented author. Lucky for me
Indentured Bride is the first book of her Bride
Series and I am ready for the next installment!