After Marie McConnell is abandoned by her family, she fears she’ll be unable to support both herself and the two orphan boys who have recently come into her care. When she finds work as a nanny at the home of rancher Frank Carter, a widower with an infant daughter of his own, she can hardly believe her good fortune. To ensure that they are provided for, Marie passes off the orphans as her own children, but when her deception is discovered she learns the hard way that Frank will not tolerate dishonesty. After assuring her that the boys will remain welcome in his home, he puts Marie over his knee, bares her bottom, and spanks her to tears. As the weeks pass and Marie throws herself wholeheartedly into caring for his daughter and the boys, Frank soon realizes that she is not only one of the prettiest women he’s ever met but also one of the kindest. Before long, he asks her to be his wife, and to his delight she accepts. But when a shameful secret from Marie’s past comes to light and threatens to tear them apart, can Frank prove to his new bride that she is his forever? Publisher’s Note: The Rancher’s Bride is an erotic romance novel that contains spankings, including domestic discipline in a historical setting, sexual scenes, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.