Review: Depending on You by Melissa Jagears

Depending on You was such a good novella! If you have read the Frontier Vows series, this story will add a beautiful depth to the series and begins with the return home of Bryant Whitsett, who made some big mistakes that had horrific consequences.

Things were definitely not good between Bryant and his wife, Leah, upon his return. Leah suffered horribly as a result of his actions and has trouble even imagining that she could ever forgive him or love him again.

I really enjoyed that the story was told from both of their perspectives. It helped me to empathize with both Leah and Bryant. I could understand the hurt and pain that they were each experiencing.

While there were tough situations in this novella, it was a very hopeful and uplifting story that left me happy to have read it. Even if you have not read the first two books in the series, I believe you could enjoy Depending on You, as the author did a good job of giving just enough information about Bryant’s misdeeds to fill in the details for someone who hasn’t read the other stories.

(5 stars)


Can the joy and hope of Christmas restore their love before it’s too late?

Leah Whitsett’s life was ideal until the disastrous day she nearly died because of her husband’s deceit. When he returns home weeks before Christmas, she knows the best gift she can give him is forgiveness, but how can she relinquish her hard-won independence knowing he plans to turn their family’s life upside down again?

Bryant has always known his wife was a gift he’d never deserved, but how can he provide for her in a town that no longer wants anything to do with him? He longs to atone for the misery he’s put his loved ones through, but when he brings a family member home for the holidays, he and Leah may end up even further apart.

With emotions high and their marriage at stake, will the season bring the hope they need…or are their rifts too large to mend?

Purchase your own copy here.


Melissa Jagears

Award winning author, Melissa Jagears, is a homeschooling mom who writes Christian Historical Romance into the wee hours of the night. She lives in Kansas with her husband and three children. Her ebook novella, Love by the Letter, is her ACFW Carol Award winning novella and free to try.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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1 Response to Review: Depending on You by Melissa Jagears

  1. Kathryn Voss says:

    Such a great book!!!

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