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The Bachelor Tax

(The first book in the Edgewood Texas series)
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The little town of Edgewood, Texas needs a schoolhouse, so it passes the Bachelor Tax, which states any single man who hasn't proposed to an eligible young woman within the last year, must ante up a percentage of his income.

Rancher Gabriel Tanner has a plan. He knows that Rosemary Gibson, the daughter of the recently deceased parson, hopes to stay on as the new parson's wife. To avoid the Bachelor Tax, he only has to ask a woman to marry him, and Gabe has no doubt that this "mousy, dark-haired excuse for a woman" will turn him down.

Indeed Rosemary sends him on his way, certainly without an affirmative answer. However, what he fails to notice until Rosemary's circumstances force her to bring it to his attention, is that she doesn't really refuse.

Nothing about Rosemary matches Gabe's first impression of her and he soon must decide not only if he wants to remain a bachelor, but if he wants to take on the responsibilities of fatherhood for two abused children she insists he rescue.

Genre: Historical Romance    Get it on Google Play

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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : UK Paperback

Title: The Bachelor Tax (Mills & Boon Historical)
Author(s): Carolyn Davidson
ISBN: 0-263-83143-4 / 978-0-263-83143-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mills & Boon
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January 2000 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Bachelor Tax (Harlequin Historical)
Author(s): Carolyn Davidson
ISBN: 0-373-29096-9 / 978-0-373-29096-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Books
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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Bachelor Tax (Mills & Boon Historical)
Author(s): Carolyn Davidson
Publisher: Mills & Boon Historical
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April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Bachelor Tax
Author(s): Carolyn Davidson
Publisher: Harlequin Historical Classic
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