Bride of Second Chances by Ruth Ann Nordin
Jeremy Graham made a promise to Rebecca, his wife, that he would never love another woman. After Rebecca's untimely death, her sister, Jane Syas, is about to be sold into marriage to a disgusting older man who only wants her to warm his bed and to do the chores around his house. Jeremy can't bring himself to stand idly by while her brother makes such an arrangement. Not only does he feel duty-bound to protect Rebecca’s younger sister, but Jane's always been a friend in whom he could confide in. So he steps in to give her his name and his home, with the understanding that this is only a marriage of convenience. Love will never factor into the equation.
Jane, who has always been shy and content to hide in the shadows, begins to stir up old feelings in him—feelings for which Jeremy isn’t prepared to feel again. And before long, he feels torn between holding onto the love he had for Rebecca and letting Rebecca go so that he can, once again, look forward to the future. With Jane, the future that spans before him could be wonderful, but he has to have the courage to take it.