This is a different twist on the typical mail-order bride story. Madeline Mercer comes from a family with money, she’s used to servants and fancy things. When her father dies, she is in a very different situation. Jeremiah agrees to help his elderly mentor, Philip, even though his scheme of writing back east for a bride seems crazy. When Jeremiah meets Madeline, he knows she’s trouble. He just doesn’t realize how much.
Good, solid characters and description of the setting. The ending was a little too neat and tidy for me, but it wasn’t bad and it didn’t detract from the overall story.