It’s 1892, almost twenty years after the first mail-order brides found love in Clear Creek, Kansas in the Brides with Grit Series.
The older members of the Clear Creek church women’s group, informally known as the Peashooter Society, decide to help the unattached women in town obtain husbands because there are more women in town than men.
Amelia Shepard, the baby in the Brides with Grit series book, Darcie Desires a Drover, is now grown up and working in her family’s leather business. She’s proficient at repairing shoes, to building saddles.
The Peashooter Society decides Amelia needs a husband to complete her life, even if she’s happy with her friends and work. Amelia wants a loving marriage like her parents enjoy, and she won’t settle for just any man pushed onto her.
Barton Miller has watched over his two younger brothers and their three friends since they left New York City on an orphan train when he was ten years old. Now mustered out of the army, the group get the chance to live and work together in a small community, thanks to the plan of the Peashooter Society.
Barton likes Amelia Shepard, but the ladies have matched him with a different woman. He works at his new job at the blacksmith shop, trying to keep everyone happy, but the spunky Amelia keeps wandering into his thoughts.
Then things happen when Amelia decides to change the man picked out for her, for Barton instead.
A little problem? Maybe. A little fun? Definitely!