HISTORICAL WESTERN ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT STORIES
Trouble and tragedy seems to follow Adeline, especially after losing both of her parents. Now a widow with a small child, the tax collector has come for her one material possession... her house. Andrew, her neighbor realizes that with his name on the property, she can avoid a foreclosure. They decide to get married in order stave off the bankers with the idea that they would have the marriage annulled in the winter.
Secretly, Andrew has pined for Adeline but he didn't want her like this. He fulfills his obligation to protect her and her son financially until his admiration for the beautiful woman turns into something he can no longer hide. When the time comes to annul their marriage, will they both have second thoughts?