"A bride's portrait of Dodge City, Kansas: Adeline Reid, once the sweetheart of a notorious train robber, is determined to keep her shady past a secret. Her newfound focus has gained her two things--a successful portrait studio and a life free of romance. But when Deputy Miles Carr's inquiries into a local shopkeeper's murder lead to her door, her life and heart are threatened with exposure. A bride's sweet surprise in Sauers, Indiana: As a young American woman, Regina Seitz should be able to choose her own husband, just like her sisters did. But Regina's papa insists she marry Diedrich Rothhaus--just so he can have a German son-in-law to inherit the family homestead. Regina is prepared to do whatever she can to make her intended dislike her-- until one look at handsome Diedrich leaves her heart bequiled and her resolve shaken."--P.  of cover.