Coulson's Wife - Anna J McIntyre
The beginning of the Coulson Empire, 1918:
Mary Ellen’s father didn’t trade her for a house–exactly. Marrying the wealthy and handsome Randall Coulson is not something Mary Ellen wants to do, but being the obedient daughter, she agrees to the marriage.
Randall Coulson wants Mary Ellen for one reason—to give him sons. He has no desire to form a bond of love or friendship with his young bride. His own heart is already taken.
A bittersweet story of love, lies, and family secrets, taking place during a turbulent period of American history, when the perception of women and their role in society changed in one woman’s lifetime.