Matthew Graham and his siblings come home from an outing in town to find their parents murdered and their youngest brother, Benjamin missing. All the hopes that their parents had for expanding the Graham family's holdings may be dashed with this awful event. Matthew, the eldest at 25 finds himself in the precarious position as head of the family, and he wants to continue what his parents had set out to do.
Matthew travels to Houston to claim a land grant which will expand the acreage on the Graham holding only to find out from the land office that in order to claim said land, Matthew must have a wife, but Matthew is unmarried. What shall he do? When the land officer asks if he is married, he lies and even gives his imaginary wife's name, Hannah. Oh this keeps getting better and better! The land officer gives Matthew a period of thirty days in order to bring Hannah the imaginary wife back to the land office to sign the papers necessary to make the land Graham land. Now Matthew is in quite a bind.
Enter Hannah Foley, a plain looking 23 year old who lives in town. Hannah has been helping her grandmother run the local boarding house for years now and hasn't had many prospects in the man department, that is until Matthew Graham literally bumps into her at the local store.One touch has each of them discombobulated. When Matthew finds out her name is Hannah he can't believe his luck, and so the real trials begin.
Not only do Matthew and Hannah have the trials and tribulations of their quick nuptials, but they also come face to face with possibly unraveling the mystery of the Graham parents
What an awesome way to begin a series! I thoroughly enjoyed Matthew and the Graham clan. Matthew and Hannah have their work cut out for them trying to bring their family together without having to have others against them. Taking two virtual strangers and seeing their relationship progress is my favorite part of this. Emma Lang aka: Beth Williamson is a fabulous writer who gives you just enough to keep you coming back for more. You really feel for the characters... from the hero and heroine all the way to the snotty sister Olivia who is most unwelcoming to Hannah when she arrives. I am truly looking forward to more Circle 8 books and I plead with you Beth.... hurry up and give me more!!!
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5 Stars (Hook Line and Sinker)