Growing up, Lauren Jacobs always felt overshadowed by her sister’s beauty and charm, but now, as she mourns her loss, the weight of the family’s expectations falls solely on her. Lauren finds herself thrown into an arranged marriage with a wealthy man, a union she is not eager to accept. When she travels west to meet her new husband though, she discovers that he is more than just a ticket to financial stability.
Will this man be only the possibility to a new life, or will he lead her into paths of the heart?
Leroy Finley’s dream has always been to open his own carpentry shop, but his father agrees to help him if he gets married within six months. Initially, an arranged marriage seems to be the only option for him to get what he wants, even though he doesn’t anticipate having anything in common with his new bride. However, as they start their new life together, he begins to realize that she may be the missing piece he needs to spark his interest in life.
He can’t deny that from the moment he locks eyes with Lauren, he feels an instant connection…
As they spend more time together, their attraction grows stronger, and they both realize that this is more than just a marriage of convenience. Will they ever be able to get past their own reservations and admit it? How will they overcome the mysterious stranger who arrives, threatening to shatter their newfound happiness?
“Love Beyond Duty” is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.