Ready for Marriage is the 52nd stand-alone romance novel by Debbie Macomber. It is linked by characters to Ready for Romance. Mary Jo Summerhill is a kindergarten teacher in love with Boston blue blood & political hopeful, Evan Dryden. When Evan’s mother subtly points out that Mary Jo is not the right kind of wife for him, Mary Jo makes up a story to get out of his life. But 3 years later, she needs his help, and discovers that their feelings for each other are as strong as they ever were. But can their love overcome the effects of meddling mothers and ambitious brothers? Another sweet Macomber romance.