Angus McKettrick has worked hard all his life, raising himself from poverty to the owner of one of the largest ranches in the Arizona Territory, only to raise the three sorriest sons around. Rafe, Kade, and Jeb work the ranch as little as possible, spending the majority of their time drinking, fighting, and carousing. Deciding that something must be done, Angus declares that the first to get married and produce offspring will get the ranch, producing a mad scramble of activity. Rafe takes action by ordering a bride through the mail.
Emmeline Harding has had a loving if lonely life as the neice of a madame in Kansas City. She has somehow managed to be raised as a respectable lady while surrounded by a life of sin. As she gets older, however, that sin starts to come closer and she suddenly finds it necessary to get out of town as soon as possible.
Rafe is a rascal who loves to fight more than anything and Emmeline is a sweet girl who is determined to make this marriage work, even if that means keeping a few details from her past secret from Rafe. In High Country Bride, Miller creates a story filled with drama, humor, and love.