Carrie is doing everything she can to
keep the ranch she loves and lives on together after her
grandfather passes away. She is a woman all in town seem to
care for, but she is struggling to keep it all together.
Suddenly Jed comes to town with a will that says she will
lose the ranch if she doesn’t marry him before midnight of
that very day.
It seems that Jed and Carrie’s
grandfathers co-owned the property and all is legal with the
document. Carrie decides there is nothing else to do and,
hoping that she will find a document that will alter this
outcome, keep the marriage unconsummated, so she can seek an
Jed has always wanted a place of his
own. He is also determined that it be this ranch as he was
brought up to believe that Carrie’s father killed his during
a duel over Carrie’s grandmother having a relationship with
Jed’s grandfather. This is not what Carrie was told. Who
has the truth? More importantly, will it even matter, as
the two seem to be growing closer and closer? But this
growing love just might be destroyed by Jed’s grandmother’s
unannounced and unexpected visit.
Midnight Bride was a
heartfelt and sweet romance between two young people during
the tail end of the great cattle drive era. I enjoyed how
the two main characters interacted and worked as a team,
though it seemed to take them quite a while to figure out
they were actually on the same team. If you like the
writings of Diana Palmer then you will definitely want to
pick up Midnight Bride.