SHE NEEDED A HUSBAND Anna Thomas loved riding the Orphan Train and finding decent families for her charges. But when a Texas judge tried to separate two young brother, the dedicated beauty went beyond the call of duty. She proposed to handsome, blue-eyed Mark Gates, planning to adopt the boys herself! Although Anna told herself the marriage would only be a charade, soon she dreamed to lie in her husband's strong embrace, yearned to know the heat of his most intimate caress, and longed to sample a taste of wedded bliss! HE WANTED A LOVER Mark was astounded when Anna told him her plan. Sure, he wanted to give the boys a home, but he'd never bargained on wedding bells! Then he took a closer look at his businesslike bride-to-be and the deal began to look sweeter. He imagined her dark hair cascading over his pillow as she lay in his bed, her emerald eyes shimmering with desire as he stroked her silken flesh and knew that he would make her his in every way, and savor a lifetime of loving with his Wild Western Bride.
September 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback