1880s – Montana
Meredith Waller has an excellent reputation as a wedding dress seamstress in the frontier town of Ellis Creek in 1880s Montana Territory. There’s just one problem: all of the wedding dresses she has sewn have been for others. The eligible bachelor options—or at least decent eligible bachelor options—are next to nil in Ellis Creek, and Meredith worries spinsterhood is God’s plan for her.
Gabe Kleeman has recently returned to Ellis Creek after spending three years in Missouri assisting his uncle’s family with rebuilding their farm. Things haven’t changed much in Ellis Creek while Gabe was away. One thing hasn’t changed for certain: Gabe’s affection for Meredith Waller, a woman he’s admired from a distance since their former school days. But Meredith doesn’t know Gabe exists, and if Gabe doesn’t figure out a way to use the mouth God gave him to let her know his intentions, Meredith may never know.
When secret love letters are written in a clandestine plot to bring two lonely hearts together, will love from a distance finally bloom into matrimonial bliss for Gabe and Meredith?
(This novella originally appeared as part of the Secret Admirer Romance Collection).