I enjoyed every part of this story. A Most Inconvenient Marriage is one of those books that makes reviewing – and reading, for that matter – pure fun. Fresh, memorable, and charming, the story had my attention from the start and kept me smiling and laughing throughout.
That’s right. This book may be set during the Civil War, but it has many lighthearted moments to lift the spirit of the book and its readers. Of course, I was bound to love it. The setting hit close to my home and heart. It’s not only inspired by my own small Missouri town, but the setting also resembles a similar thread to my own stories. Needless to say, this book was calling my name.
I loved the unique twist on the “Marriage of Convenience” stories we’re all familiar with. I’ve never read anything quite like this and the author’s unique voice really shined. I have a feeling I could read other books by Regina and instantly recognize her style.
This romantic tale kept me guessing at all the right places. The characters were endearing, the dialogue amusing, and the surprises satisfying to the end. The whole adventure made me glad I was along for the read. 😉
I certainly plan on sharing A Most Inconvenient Marriage with my fellow reading friends, but I’m also making room for it on my bookshelf. It’s a keeper!
Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Abigail Stuart Thought She was Jeremiah Calhoun’s Widow.
But Jeremiah Calhoun Is Very Handsome, Very Alive, and Very Perplexed.
Most Inconvenient Indeed.
With few options of her own, nurse Abigail Stuart agrees to marry her patient, a gravely wounded soldier calling himself Jeremiah Calhoun. They arrange a quick ceremony before he dies, giving Abigail the rights to his Ozark farm and giving Jeremiah the peace of knowing someone will care for his ailing sister after he’s gone–a practical solution for both of them.
After the war, Abigail fulfills her side of the bargain–until the real Jeremiah Calhoun shows up, injured but definitely alive, and wastes no time in challenging Abigail’s story. Abigail is flummoxed. After months of claiming to be his widow, how can she explain that she’s never seen this Jeremiah Calhoun before? How can she convince him that she isn’t trying to steal his farm? And will she find a way to stay, even though this practical arrangement has turned into a most inconvenient marriage?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Regina Jennings is homeschooling mother of four from Oklahoma. She enjoys watching musicals with her kids, traveling with her husband and r
eading by herself. When not plotting historical fiction she plots how she could move Highclere Castle, stone by stone, into her pasture and how she could afford the staff to manage it.
Regina is the author of Caught in the Middle, Sixty Acres and a Bride and Love in the Balance. Her novella An Unforeseen Match is also included in the collection A Match Made in Texas. She loves to hear from readers at her website – www.reginajennings.com and on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.