A clean, sweet historical romance set in 1873.Ranchers daughter Sarah Wilerson has been engaged to Ethan Paulson, a Clear Creek hotel manager, for two years. Although Ethan is a nice man, Sarah has postponed the wedding twice, unsure whether she can live and work in the familys hotelalongside an overbearing motherinlaw.West Pointtrained Captain Marcus Brenner was stationed at Fort Wallace in western Kansas, and wounded in a skirmish with the Cheyenne Indians. He has been discharged from the army and recuperating at his uncles ranch in Ellsworth County, Kansas. There he meets Sarah, who helps him recover from his wounds and nightmares. Marcus falls in love with Sarah, but refuses to consider marrying her because of her engagement to another man. And, due to his battle injuries, he may not be able to give Sarah the houseful of children for which she yearns for either.Unable to bring herself to go through with her wedding on the third date set, Sarah leaves her groom at the altar and rides after Marcus, determined to convince him to marry her.Fate throws a challenge in their path when they suddenly become guardians of six young children. Can Sarah convince Marcus to become the father the children need, and the husband she wants?Brides with Grit Series in order: Rania Ropes a Rancher (Rania and Jacob) Millie Marries a Marshal (Millie and Adam) Hilda Hogties a Horseman (Hilda and Noah) Cora Captures a Cowboy (Cora and Dagmar) Sarah Snares a Soldier (Sarah and Marcus) Cate Corrals a Cattleman (Cate and Isaac) Darcie Desires a Drover (Darcie and Reuben) Tina Tracks a Trail Boss (Tina and Leif) Helen Heals a Hotelier (Helen and Ethan)Also read Lilly: Bride of Illinois, a spin-off book in the American Mail-Order Brides Series.