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Publisher's Summary

Kane Calloway swore he'd never let anyone close to him again - that way he'd never feel the pain of loss. Living a life of reckless abandonment has brought him face to face with his demons. No more running. Either he gets married or spends time in jail. Neither sentence is appealing, but if he stays out of jail, he can at least help keep two small children from going hungry.
Newly widowed, Faith Masterson is struggling to keep up with chores while tending to her two daughters. Without help, which she can't afford to pay for, she and her daughters will surely starve by winter. After hearing about a new government program for women in her situation, she decides it is worth trying for the sake of her children.
Will two destitute people be able to learn to love again? Or are they doomed to spend a marriage imprisoned by the loss they each encountered in their past?
©2015 Susette Williams (P)2016 Susette Williams
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 04-24-16

A Well-Rounded Short Story

Free to Heal: A Historical Western Marriage of Convenience Novelette Series: Texas Wildflowers, Book 2 by Susette Williams, Leah Atwood
This was a quick listen and a lovely story. It is a different take on the mail order bride’s stories. The plight of women is still difficult when they lose their husbands. Faith has two daughters under the age of five when her husband is killed after falling from his horse. She is part of a small community and her husband’s best friend tries to help but gossip rears it’s ugly head. As sheriff of his town he and several other nearby sheriffs get together to form what is called Freedom Brides. This is a chance for the men in the program to be free and the women they marry to gain a husband to fulfill the roles required. The first six men are chosen carefully and informed of what is required of them and they eagerly sign up. Kane Calloway is the one chosen for Faith because he not only is a good farmer but he lost his wife and daughter to death and although the sheriff wants Faith to wait she knows that if she does not do this immediately not only will she and her daughters go hungry the rest of the town will also. Since the town depends on her farm to supply them with the food that the farm yields.

Kane and Faith get married and he does a good job of doing the farm work as well as making the girls feel like they are part of his life. He and Faith eventually discover that they can have a real marriage. The other events make this a well-rounded story and make you wish that the people who run the prisons had programs that rehabilitated the prisoners rather than making them candidates for more incarceration.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Alisha Vance on 06-17-16

Great clean 2nd chance romance

I received this book in exchange for a honest review.

Great clean romance about 2nd chances and new lives.

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