The Chief's Proposal
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by Sandra Dailey
Description: Ginny Dearing has finally realized her goal of teaching, but finding a position is proving impossible. After exhausting all possibilities, an Internet ad is her only hope. In a small town hundreds of miles away there is a job with one huge string attached...a husband. Burned by love once, Brett Silverfeather finds his bachelor life more than satisfying. He's facing re-election for sheriff, but this time the voters are looking for a family man. Brett finds himself pursuing a marriage he doesn't want. Ginny and Brett are opposite in every way, but opposites do attract. Can Brett protect his heart as well as he does his town? Can Ginny hide a secret past that could possibly destroy her future?
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Champagne Rose, 2012 2012
eBookwise Release Date: August 2012
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [254 KB]
Reading time: 163-228 min.
"Why do we need a fire?" Ginny asked.
"We need all the elements." Brett motioned toward the lake, the sky, the ground, and back to the fire as he said, "Water, air, earth and fire."
"Is this a Native American thing?"
Brett lowered his head and shook it. It was becoming a gesture she recognized as him gathering patience. He did it a lot around her.
"Yeah, in your language this would be called a truth telling."
"What would your people call it?"
"A truth telling. Now will you pay attention?" Brett stretched out on the blanket with his head resting on his saddle. "Come down here and make yourself comfortable."
Ginny copied his pose, and then asked, "What's next?"
"I'm going to ask you a question and you have to answer it, honestly and completely. After that, I'll answer a question you have. What is said will stay here when we leave."
"What's your question?"
Brett turned his head to look at her. She'd never seen him look so serious.
"Why is it such a bad thing to be married to me? I know I'm no prize, but you look as if you've just received a death sentence."
Ginny thought for a long moment. "I don't know if it will be bad. I don't really know you. I just hadn't imagined myself being married to anyone, ever."