By Anna J. McIntyre
The start of the Coulson Empire, 1918: Mary Ellen’s father didn’t exchange her for a house–exactly. Marrying the rich and good-looking Randall Coulson isn't really anything Mary Ellen desires to do, yet being the obedient daughter she has the same opinion to the wedding. Randall Coulson wishes Mary Ellen for one reason–to provide him sons. He has no wish to shape a bond of affection or friendship together with his younger bride. His personal center is already taken. A bittersweet tale of affection, lies and relatives secrets and techniques, happening in the course of a turbulent interval of yankee background, while the notion of ladies and their function in society replaced in a single woman’s lifetime.
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