He couldn’t help but wonder when he’d become so violent. He had in the last few weeks threatened two men and gotten into two fights. He hadn’t fought anyone since his pa had died. He drew a deep breath, trying to calm his anger at the man he’d just encountered, and as he inhaled a second time, his mind registered a pleasant smell. In fact, it had become his favorite scent. He looked down and inhaled again, this time aware it was coming from June’s hair. He realized suddenly how close she was and that he had his arm around her.
Pete tightened his hold on her. She was the reason. She was his reason for making a complete idiot of himself.
Battered by his previous life, Pete knows he has no business falling for anyone—especially his employer’s headstrong daughter. After all, the only thing romance has brought him in the past is more pain.
With a past of her own, June’s much too stubborn to let any man into her heart again. Not after the hurt she’s suffered already. But even time can’t treat all wounds. And that’s when love steps in to make things right.
Inspired by a true story of the post-Civil War South, this gentle, rustic romance will leave you with a renewed hope in the healing power of real love.
Title: Uneasy Fortunes
Author: Mandi Ellsworth
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover