Book Review

‘Wolf Creek Wife’ by Penny Richards

wcw prSTORY: A Marriage of Inconvenience!  

After a storm strands her overnight in Will Slade’s cabin, Blythe Granville’s reputation is in shambles. The townspeople doubt that she was innocently nursing him back to health after saving his life. Now Blythe must accept Will’s proposal: a marriage in name only to save her good name. But the former socialite is determined not to fall for her new husband…even if she’s drawn to the gruff stranger who’s vowed to stand by her, in sickness and in health.

Will never wanted to remarry after his ex-wife betrayed him. But now he finds himself hitched to a city girl who has no idea how to keep a house…but is somehow chiseling her way into his heart. As Blythe melts Will’s crusty facade, though, they’re discovering that this most unexpected union might just lead to true love.

REVIEW: Blythe Granville is having a hard time holding up her head in Wolf Creek. She has recently married a man who turned out to already be married and using another name. He also managed to take her dowry money before he ran off.

Blythe lives with her family and works as a school teacher. Many in the town are shocked at what happened to her and feel that she is not fit to continue as the school teacher. Some are protesting to the Mayor to have her removed.

One day while out riding her horse, Blythe happens upon Will Slade lying unconscious. She finds he is feverish and quite ill, so she manages to drag him into his house to warm him in front of a fire. A huge storm has just come up and there is no way that she can ride back to town in the middle of the storm and dark for help. She finds tea and herbs that will help his fever and manages to get him to drink it. She has no other choice but to sit by the fire caring for the sick man and wait for morning.

The next day, Blythe is discovered by her brother who is furious that they were together alone all night and insists that Will marry Blythe. Will resists because he was already married to a greedy woman who left and divorced him. Even though his first wife disillusioned him on marriage, he agrees that the only acceptable thing is a marriage of convenience.

The story has a good plot and good characters but it story seem to drag a bit for me. In addition, the time line seems to be a bit off. What the reader might think is a time span of a couple of weeks is only a couple of days. As I have not read the earlier books in the series, I’m sure that’s why I felt a bit “lost” as I read the book.

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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