Very intriguing story, Ant! Once again, Adam, who always hides his emotions, seems to leave all that behind when it comes to a woman he wants. And in this case, he's so smitten that he proposes marriage to this woman who obviously doesn't love him or even want him around.
I know the poor misguided woman had a hard first marriage -- but how could she not see the inate goodness in Adam Cartwright? And the fact that he's the most gorgeous man in the Nevada territory -- and possibly the world -- should be further enticement (just my opinion).
And I was a little disappointed at Adam when he suggested that instead of Eloise running a bakery, she should find herself a husband to support her. Chauvinist. But as much as I admire Eloise for moving to Virginia City with her aunt and trying to make something of life, did she really think it rhrough? A French bakery in Virginia City?? Great plot idea!
I do love seeing Adam out of the West, because he's so good at dressing the part. Pa told him to take his bowler, and he wears it so well!
Adam in Chicago.
PS: By the way, I thought it was pretty low of Ben to try and outbid Adam for Eloise's box lunch. He knew Adam was gone on her! That wasn't very nice!Author's Response:
Love seeing big city Adam! Thanks for the pic, Peg! I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how you were and then I saw this review. As for Ben bidding against Adam , it was all in fun as he explained, and to raise the price but our Adam didn't want to be made a fool so he quit and went home to pout and nurse his injured pride. Too bad, huh? Anyway, he does get his gir--finallyl. As far as his advice for Eloise to find a hubby to take are of her, considering her lack of business acumen, not bad advice. I figured that although Adam may have been forward thinking in many areas (remember his talk with Rebecca--wanting a husband and children, what every woman wants according to him) he was a man of his time. And quite a man he was.
Thanks for reading, reviewng and the bonus cap! He does look cute in a bowler.