This was another addicting book in the "Wife Lottery" series by Jodi Thomas! I did not think the second book could follow the first one as it definitely became one of my favorite historical romance books. I was wrong! I enjoyed this book as much as the first book (and in some ways more). Sam was a lonely bounty hunter who paid for the release of Sarah from jail. She and two other women were thought to have murdered an evil mountain man. The entire town is not especially concerned with the supposed murder, but rather the women. There are not many women in this part of Texas and many men are looking for wives. Each woman in the series has her own (heartbreaking) story as to how she got there. I have not read the two other stories in the series, but I think Sarah's might be the saddest. She was left on a doorstep of a woman who did not want her and then was subsequently given away when she was six to an elderly woman who did not want her too. After the elderly woman died, Sarah married a widower who did not care for her either (he was only interested in having someone cook for him and do his laundry). I think the worst part about this is I know there were people that really did have that kind of life. Fortunately, Sam "wins" her in the lottery and treats her with respect. He is such an honorable man and the two of them are meant for each other. I could say so much more about why this book touched me so! I am not a person that gravitates towards western romances, but I would really encourage anyone that likes romances to look into this series. This was a big five star book for me and I cannot wait to read the next one!!!