Thursday, January 8, 2015

From Nurse to Wife to INTRUDER ALERT!


A Most Inconvenient Marriage


Regina Jennings

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?

     A Most Inconvenient Marriage was an absolutely wonderful read. I really enjoy Regina Jennings, and have read all three of her earlier books: Sixty Acres and a Bride, Love in the Balance, and Caught in the Middle. I like the light hearted, potent style that she manages to hit every time. 
      I really enjoyed the playfulness that emerged between the characters and the funny situations they managed to get themselves into amidst all of the trying and emotional situations. Abigail carries baggage from the past, Jeremiah had/has a woman he wants to marry, and during it all horses are snuck into the house in the best example of revenge I have ever read. 
     A Most Inconvenient Marriage is the first book in the new Ozark Mountain Romance series, and I’ve heard that the second book is going to be called At Love’s Bidding.  This story is about Miranda Wimplegate, a Bostonian art appraiser, who heads west with her grandfather to manage his newly acquired auction house. When she arrives, she learns that her grandfather has dementia, that instead of an art auction house he has purchased a livestock auction, and the cowboy in charge won’t be managed by any woman.
   Click on the cover to go to an excerpt of the book. Enjoy reading!
  I received a copy of this book from the author in order to tell everyone about it, and boy! do I love doing it.


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