New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer presents one of her most beloved, enduring stories . . . Hoping to escape the shame of her street urchin's life in Boston, Anna Reardon plotted a desperate scheme-to become Karl Lindstrom's mail-order bride in the beautiful, dangerous frontier of Minnesota. A kind and gentle man, Karl forgave Anna for her deceptions. But there was still one burning secret she had to hide from him, knowing its revelation would destroy the love they had come to cherish.