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Emily can't keep running her dairy farm all alone. When her dad dies, Emily Cooper must work hard to save the family farm. She manages—until the day a CPA pulls in her driveway and announces he's there to do an audit. Franklin Reese is appalled at the lack of interest the Cooper women have in the financial aspect of their livelihood, but he dives in, determined to help them learn. The further he looks into Mr. Cooper's dealings, however, the more uncomfortable he becomes. Can he uncover the truth of the situation and still earn the love of the amazing Emily Cooper? Or will issues in Franklin's own life keep them apart, even after the farm is taken care of?
helping me each day with the milking. Since it’s summer, they have free time, and they each have other part-time jobs. One of them works at the Wagon Wheel.” “The Wagon Wheel?” “It’s a restaurant around here.” Frank glanced at Emily, still trying hard not to stare. “Was one of them supposed to be here this morning?” She narrowed her eyes. “You got it. When one of them doesn’t show up and I confront them about it, Darren will always say he thought Jeremy was coming and Jeremy will always say
accounting methods. two At five o’clock that evening, Emily opened the gate of the stanchion-style barn, which doubled as their milking parlor, and let the cows into their stalls. The thirty large black-and-white animals stomped into the enclosure, each going into her space. “Hey, Emily.” She grinned with relief when Jeremy Dawson approached. “I’m glad you finally showed up. I just finished cleaning the equipment for the milking and gave the cows their feed.” She’d already attached the
the rope and pulling each time the cow had a contraction. She grunted also, and their noises continued until the calf exited the birth canal minutes later. She dropped the rope, and he rushed behind her to look at the young animal. He touched the newborn, awed by the birth. She glanced at him as she cleaned gunk off the calf’s nose and mouth. Her sigh filled the space when she noticed the animal was breathing. “Aren’t you going to examine the cow and calf?” Before he could respond, a young man
against her skin. “I have a question for you.” His voice was low and husky, and his dark eyes shone in the candlelight. He released her hand and pulled a small velvet box out of his pocket. He presented it to her. When she popped the box open, the diamond solitaire ring glittered. “Frank!” “Will you marry me, Emily? You know how much I love you.” “Yes, I’ll marry you. I love you, Frank!” He pulled her into his arms, and they shared a blissful kiss. epilogue Frank stood at the altar of
in his backseat.” She thought about it for a few minutes. “We mostly talked about the farm, and I told him about the revenue that flowed in, and he wanted to know the cycles for the crops and about last year’s selling prices.” She mentioned what he’d told her about his sister’s husband and her children. “Did you have a good time talking to him?” “It wasn’t a bad time, but … I don’t know. I sensed he was nervous or something. His leg kept jiggling under the table.” “Maybe he likes you.” “I