Stand Alone Novel
By: Elaine Shields

The Precious Secret of Her Heart: A Historical Western Romance

Elaine Shields

After losing her parents, Willa has fallen on hard times, hardened by a turbulent life. Ever since, she’s been living with her aunt who convinces her to escape her past misery and answer a mail-order-bride ad. When Willa meets Clinton, her husband-to-be, she is not only smitten by him but also determined to bury her secrets deep inside her heart and marry him. However, she will soon find herself in the middle of a web of scandal and confusion after a foe posing as a friend fills her head with lies about Clinton. As if this wasn’t enough, her life will be threatened and she will be forced to postpone the wedding. Caught between her history and her heart, she only has one person she can rely on; her fiancé, a total stranger. She must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. In the end, will she manage to lay aside her doubts for the sake of their love?

Deputy Clinton, a man wracked with grief over the loss of his father, has been down on his luck for many years. His best friend, who wants to see him finally happy, places an ad for a bride on his behalf. Clinton reluctantly agrees to look through the letters with the intention to throw them all away but one stands out to him… When he meets Willa in person, he immediately finds himself amazed by her unique beauty. However, her arrival in town coincides with an attempted murder and the threatening appearance of a bounty hunter. Personal conflicts will force Clinton to face a dilemma that will question his very values. In order to get to the bottom of the terrible crime, Clinton will have to choose between his duty to the law and to his new bride. Can he overcome the past that still haunts him and be the man she needs?

Willa and Clinton know that their life has no meaning without each other and are determined to break down the walls that keep them apart. While Willa is tormented by her memories, Clinton happens upon a secret that will put their relationship at risk… Will the challenges they both face compel them to join forces and confront the evil at their doorstep, or will they doom their relationship from the start?

“The Precious Secret of Her Heart” is a historical western romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

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