447 pages ; 23 cm.
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Love in the crossfire / Lauralee Bliss -- Daughter of Orion / Ramona K. Cecil -- The substitute husband and the unexpected bride / Pamela Griffin -- The prickly pear bride / Pam Hillman -- The widow of St. Charles Avenue / Grace Hitchcock -- Married by mistake / Laura V. Hilton -- Fanned embers / Angela Breidenbach -- From a distance / Amber Stockton -- What the heart sees / Liz Tolsma.
Nine women from American history spanning over 150 years feel the sting of having lost out on love. From the girls who lost their beaus to war, to the wallflowers overshadowed by others, and the widows deeply hurt by their loss, can their hope for experiencing romance again be renewed?