As most know, I read Christmas books throughout the year, and the other day I stumbled across this one on my Kindle—A Convenient Christmas Wedding by Regina Scott. I have hundreds of books on my Kindle, and it can be challenging to decide what book to read next—every reader’s problem! But this particular story sounded so interesting, and its been ages since I have read a Love Inspired Historical–raise your hand if you are sad they do not publish this line of books anymore! And I was right, this story was excellent, and the perfect read for any time of the year.
Nora Underhill’s life was going just fine, or at least as fine as she would like to regarding her current place in life. Her work as a seamstress was gratifying, and she was thankful to be away from her overbearing brother. However, sometimes life decides to throw a curveball, and you land in a place where you thought you would never be. In Nora’s case, that would be married to a complete stranger and living in the middle of nowhere while trying to find your place in a new life. Thankfully, there are those around her who want her to succeed and do their best to help her in any way they can. After all, that is why she married…for protection.
Simon Wallin has his fears. Fears that tend to keep him from moving forward to where he might be happiest in life. Yet he takes the burden willingly, and knows what must be done to take care of his family—that is where his focus stays. He never imagined his life would be overrun by a female. When Nora walks into his life, he thinks a bargain and rules have been set, but that knowledge is far from what the future holds. In an attempt to help someone he barely knows, Simon will come to understand even better the importance of faith, family, and love.
If you love historical works as much as I do, then I recommend reading this book. And remember, do not worry that it is May, and this is a Christmas title. What is it that Charles Dickens said…”I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” Happy reading friends!
Proposing a marriage of convenience to a rugged logger is the boldest move of Nora Underhill’s sheltered life. In return for Simon Wallin’s protection from her overbearing family, the unassuming seamstress offers prime frontier farmland. But their paper marriage changes when Nora’s greedy brother tries to draw her back into a life of drudgery. Her only option: move to Simon’s farm, and into the center of his loving, unruly family.
Years of shouldering responsibility have left Simon cynical and reserved. But little by little, Nora’s warmth opens his shuttered heart to joy. With their marriage claim under threat, can this practical arrangement blossom over the holidays…and become a love for all seasons?
About the Author
Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she’d learned a bit more about writing. Since then, she’s had published more than 50 clean historical romances. Her books have earned praise from reviewers and readers alike. Booklist calls her work “quietly compelling” and “impeccably written.” Huntress Reviews says, “Regina Scott delivers,” and “I will always buy a book with Regina Scott’s name on it.”
Regina Scott is the author of the American Wonders Collection, set in the history of our national parks, and the Frontier Bachelors Series set in pioneer Seattle. She is also the author of more than three dozen sweet historical romances set in Regency England in such series as Grace-by-the-Sea, Fortune’s Brides, Uncommon Courtships, and Lady Emily Capers. She has twice been awarded best book of the year for her type of story from industry favorite RT Book Reviews–A Distance Too Grand in the American Wonders Collection was named one of the top 10 romances of the year by Booklist.
Regina Scott has learned to fence, driven four-in-hand, sailed on a tall ship, and dressed as a Regency dandy, all in the name of research, of course. She makes her home in the Puget Sound area of Washington State with her beloved husband. Find her online at her Website and the Blog she shares with author Marissa Doyle.