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The Vigilantes Bride

The Vigilantes Bride

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An excerpt from The Vigilantes Bride by Yvonne Harris, published by Bethany House Publishers.

Is Her Kidnapper the Only Man Who Can Keep Her Safe?

Robbing a stagecoach on Christmas Eve and abducting a woman passenger is the last thing Luke Sullivan expected to do. He just wanted to reclaim the money stolen from his pa, but instead ended up rescuing a feisty copper-haired woman who was on her way to marry Sullivan's dangerous enemy.

Emily McCarthy doesn't take kindly to her so-called rescue. Still, she's hoping Providence will turn her situation for good, especially when it seems Luke Sullivan may just be the man of her dreams. But Luke has crossed a vicious man, a powerful rancher not used to losing, and Emily is the prize he's unwilling to sacrifice.
An excerpt from The Vigilantes Bride by Yvonne Harris, published by Bethany House Publishers.

Is Her Kidnapper the Only Man Who Can Keep Her Safe?

Robbing a stagecoach on Christmas Eve and abducting a woman passenger is the last thing Luke Sullivan expected to do. He just wanted to reclaim the money stolen from his pa, but instead ended up rescuing a feisty copper-haired woman who was on her way to marry Sullivan's dangerous enemy.

Emily McCarthy doesn't take kindly to her so-called rescue. Still, she's hoping Providence will turn her situation for good, especially when it seems Luke Sullivan may just be the man of her dreams. But Luke has crossed a vicious man, a powerful rancher not used to losing, and Emily is the prize he's unwilling to sacrifice.

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C
HICAGo
, I
LLINoIS
 D
ECEMBER
17, 1884
“Marry him? I mst certainly will nt. Why, I’ve never laid
eyes n the man!”Emily McCarthy jumped t her feet and threw the cpyf the
Chicago Daily Tribune 
n the desk. It was flded pen ta page f bride advertisements, ne f them circled in red.“What kind f man advertises in the newspaper fr a wife,
anyway? Is he crazy?” With hands flded tight t hide their
trembling, Emily stared acrss the desk at an unsmiling Elvira Beecham, directr f Aldersgate Hme fr Girls.“Indeed nt. Sit dwn, dear. Yu’re white as a sheet. ourslicitr checked his references and gave a mst favrable rec-
mmendatin t the bard. Barthlmew Axel is a wealthy
widwer in Reptn, Mntana. I’m srry, Emily, but the bardhas decided it’s time fr yu t leave.“But nt t marry a ttal stranger. I wn’t d that. I’ll g
 
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back east and lk up my mther’s family. Maybe I can live
with them until I find smething.
“I dubt yu can find them,” Miss Beecham said gently. She
tyed with a rund paperweight n her desk, rcking the glassball back and frth in her palms. “We tried years ag t lcatethem, but n ne knew yur mther’s maiden name, nly thatshe was a shp girl in Richmnd, Virginia, befre she marriedyur father and came t Chicag.”
Emily gripped the edge f the desk, fighting a surge f 
panic. Aldersgate was the nly hme she’d ever knwn. She’d
been brught there as an infant, fund crying alngside her
dead mther in a Chicag bardinghuse. She had n mem-ries f any ther life.“on yur behalf, I suggested we accept Mr. Axel’s ffer f 
matrimny.” Miss Beecham paused, as thugh cnsidering her
wrds. “It’s nt unusual fr a man t g this rute. There arefew available wmen ut west, and I imagine the cmpetitinis very keen.” She smiled. “Dn’t lk s sad, dear. Marrying Mr. Axel is an pprtunity fr any wman. He’s rich and he’srespected. I did what I truly thught best fr yu.”Emily leaned frward and studied the lder wmans facefr sme sign f cmprmise. Instead, she saw a tight muth,seamed shut with reslve.
She’d knwn this day was cming, but she’d hped it
wuldn’t. Fr the past tw years she’d tried t find emplyment
n her wn. Miss Beecham had taught her t typewrite, andEmily had written dzens f letters and applicatins, lking fr a teaching psitin r smething in an ffice r a bank. orperhaps as a gverness.
But Chicag, like the rest f the cuntry, was struggling 

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