I love it when a book is as great on the inside as it is on the outside! That is definitely the case with A Most Inconvenient Marriage. The cover is beautiful, with a playfulness that hints at the funny moments in the story. And if you take a look at the smile on the model, it is sweet, yet not a full, wide smile. I believe the expression fits the heroine, Abigail Stuart, very nicely.
Abigail has some secrets in her past, and has known her share of sorrow. But things seem to be improving for her as she begins anew with the family of a man she married immediately before he died. Maybe things will start looking up for her…or so she hopes.
Then Jeremiah Calhoun enters into the picture and Abigail’s new life is turned upside down. For Jeremiah Calhoun is supposed to be her recently deceased husband…but this man is very much alive!
I love the interaction between Jeremiah and Abigail and the way their relationship transitions through the book. There were moments that made me laugh-out-loud, heart-racing romance, and heart-tugging sadness. The setting of the story, on a horse farm in the Ozark Mountains, is really interesting. And things on the mountain are not all pleasant. There are those who are roaming the mountain and are up to no good.
This book is wonderful from beginning to end and I definitely recommend it to fans of historical fiction. (5 stars)
I received a copy of this book from the author, through Bethany House, in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Marriage of Convenience Turns Most Inconvenient in this Historical Charmer
Having fled a difficult home life, Civil War nurse Abigail Stuart feels like her only friend in the world is sweet but gravely wounded patient Jeremiah Calhoun. Fearing he won’t survive, the Confederate soldier’s last wish is that Abigail look after his sickly sister at home. Marry him, return to his horse farm, and it’ll be hers.
Left with few choices, Abigail takes him up on his offer and moves to Missouri after his death, but just as the family learns to accept her, the real Jeremiah Calhoun appears–puzzled to find a confounding woman posing as his wife. Jeremiah is determined to have his life back to how it was before the war, but his own wounds limit what he can do on his own. Still not fully convinced Abigail isn’t duping him, he’s left with no choice but to let the woman stay and help–not admitting to himself she may provide the healing his entire family needs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She has worked at The Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City with her husband and four children.