Poppy: Bride of Alaska (American Mail-Order Brides Series)
She wants a new life. He wants his old one back. They need each other to make it happen.
Power, prestige, wealth. Life was good for Matthew Turner, until his family was swindled out of their fortune. Now he must hunt down the man responsible to recover his inheritance. When the trail leads to Sitka, Alaska, stone-broke Matthew resorts to signing on with a missionary group willing to pay his way.
The only catch? He needs to be married.
Poverty, hunger, abuse. Fiercely independent Poppy Adams is desperate to escape her old life but her only chance is to do the one thing she vowed to never do: Become a mail-order bride.
Poppy knows better than to trust any man at his word, but there's something about her new - gulp! - husband that threatens to break down her defenses. Matthew doesn't want a wife, but he can't resist being charmed by her no-nonsense manner and cerulean blue gaze.
In order for them to have a future, however, they must first let go of the past.