Any ship arriving from England means good news for Virginia colony farmers. The "tobacco brides" will be on board--eligible women seeking a better life in America, bartered for with barrels of tobacco from the fields.
Drew O'Connor isn't stirred by news of a ship full of brides. Still broken-hearted from the loss of his beloved, he only wants a maid to tend his house and care for his young sister.
What he ends up with is a wife--a feisty red head who claims she is of noble birth, brought to America against her will. She constantly demands to be treated like an equal. She fails at even the simplest housekeeping.
Headstrong and intelligent, tempestuous but captivating, deeply moral but incredibly enticing, Constance turns what was supposed to be a marriage of convenience into something most inconvenient, indeed.
"Sparkling prose, witty dialogue. This book has it all! For the first time in a long time I hated for a book to end. Deeanne Gist has penned a winner."
-- Lori Copeland, author of Brides of the West and Men of the Saddle.
"I was amazed that this is Deeanne Gist's first book. Her feisty heroine yanked me into the story from the start."
-- Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Thorn in My Heart
"The sparks between Drew and Constance light up the pages ... Engaging characters."
"For readers who enjoy a touch of humor with their history, newcomer Deeanne Gist offers a romantic colonial tale set in 17th-century Virginia. Constance is feisty, opinionated, and--heaven forbid!--educated. Drew is rugged, handsome, and determined to keep his heart under lock and key. Though a happy resolution is certain, there are plenty of dramatic twists to keep the pages turning."