Short straw Bride, by Karen Witemeyer. Where Merideth was a small child the school yard bully picking on her threw her lunch box into the farm yard of a family that was know for a "shoot now, ask later" mentality. Not wanting to upset her mother Meri wanders on to the land to retrieve her lunch box and finds her self stepping on a trap that permanently damages her leg, but also finds that she meets a boy she can't get out of her mind, who rescued her from the trap and carried her home. Years later she finds herself overhearing a plot to burn the buildings on that plot of land in an effort to get the land owners to sell the land. Feeling like she owes it to the young man who rescued her years earlier she finds her way to the farm to warn them of the plot, but in the end after an injury leaves her on their land recuperating in a time where being in a home with four young man would bring much disgrace on her, she finds herself marrying the oldest brother Travis. and Trying to find a way to really fit in with this odd family!
I really liked this book, it was a happy sigh at the end of the story kind of book! Its got a bit of history, a bit of romance, a bit of action and adventure! Its got all the ingredients that make a great book! definately a must read for the fiction readers out there!!!