Bound by duty…not by love.
Reverend John Palmer was about to profess his love to Josie Callahan when he was called on a mission to Rock Point, Montana. There, he promptly found himself in a situation where a forced marriage was his only way out of a town known for its impurity—to say the least. Bound by duty, he brings his new wife back to Pine City until he can figure out what to do with her. And when a risky opportunity to provide for her comes along, he makes a poor but desperate decision. It’s in everyone’s best interest—someday they will understand, and if he’s lucky, even agree with his choices.
Josie has been waiting for John to acknowledge their love for one another. Flirtation and attraction no longer sustained her. She was not getting any younger and what was he waiting for, anyway? She has the town’s most wanted bachelor, Marshal LaSalle, hanging on her every word, yet she cannot get herself to settle down with a man, unless it’s for love. She’s shocked when the man she believed was supposed to be hers, shows up with a wife. Now, with her faith in the balance and a call to help someone in need, Josie is forced to decide…between obedience and love.