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An Unexpected Love

An Unexpected Love

860K Reads 31.6K Votes 54 Part Story
Nikki By nmmorton Completed

*Highest Rank #1 in Historical Fiction*

Shy and awkward Elizabeth Montgomery doesn't think she'll ever find love. As her family's former plantation struggles in Reconstruction era Virginia, she's afraid she'll find herself either betrothed to the wrong man through an arranged marriage, or a spinster living with her widowed father. However, Elizabeth's sister Amelia is vibrant and charming, and sure to secure a valuable match. When two wealthy, eligible bachelors come to her family's plantation home for a visit, Elizabeth finds that she has to depend on her faith more than ever.    

Edward Stanton is a cocky bank owner's son, and his father, Charles, is pressuring him to take a wealthy wife to create a banking empire. As Edward resists his father's demands, the stakes become higher and higher, pointing to evidence that Charles has underlying motives for forcing a particular match on Edward.    

Will an unexpected love emerge from so much greed and manipulation?

*Completed May 2015*

Beansp4 Beansp4 Mar 11
Why was it ok for guys to get married at an older age but girls had to get married as soon as they came out the womb??
CamilleB6 CamilleB6 Mar 24
I literally just opened this up, because of the characters in the description. Edward Stanton was a politician/lawyer that served under President Lincoln. And Charles Stanton was a survivor of the Donner party.
But I still think that you're pretty, even if you may not think so! 
                              I honestly can't understand why it's so hard for girls to think of themselves as beautiful, because every single one of them are!
loving5259 loving5259 Apr 06
Little did she know he was still watching he was just further away......
                              Yeah right
Ooo, bible reading in the garden! A chance that I've never gotten...
I love how you had them have slaves! Of course, I find slavery horrible, but your really staying true to history!