Clear Creek was a quaint little place, one most men took one look at, and decided to settle. There was only one problem. There were no women. In fact, the town was so small, when women looked at it, they laughed then whipped their horses into a frenzy to get as far from it as possible. This of course, left a mighty big hole in the hearts of the men who lived there.
Duncan Cooke, aka The Duke of Stantham, also had a problem. Six unwed cousins, women no man would touch for fear of losing either a limb, or worse. Strange things happened to all who tried to court them, so they were left very unwed.
But Duncan realized that Clear Creek had exactly what he needed. Men! And so with the help of his brother’s wife Sadie, he concocted a plan to send his cousins to Clear Creek as mail order brides! He just hoped the calamity that often followed them, didn’t find its way across the sea as well …
Apple Sayer, the youngest of the Sayer cousins sent to America as a Mail-Order Bride, got a surprise. Her intended had been shot before she ever met him, and now she’d have to find a new husband. But that was easier said than done, as Apple believed in the dreaded Sayer Curse! In fact, it was already at work! The moment she locked Deputy Bran O’Hare in the bank safe, after thinking he was an outlaw. Only, he wasn’t, and now, he was out. Worse, he wanted to court her. What ever was Apple to do?