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“A Most Inconvenient Marriage” by Regina Jennings

4 Jan

About the book:

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.

My thoughts:

I must admit that I do enjoy reading stories in which two characters are thrust into an unlikely situation such as in this book. However some aren’t executed as well as others; I wasn’t entirely sure I would like this book but after reading the description I just had to find out how this would all play out and I wasn’t disappointed. This is the first book I read from Regina Jennings and after this I definitely look forward to reading more of her work. I liked the characters, the story was entertaining albeit predictable however what I truly enjoyed most about the book though was getting to know Abigail’s character. She was amazing! I absolutely hate weak heroines and at first I wasn’t sure which direction Abigail would go in but wow! She was so strong, proud, kind, and she didn’t cower from a tough situation. I just loved getting to know her…Jeremiah, well not as much, but he eventually found his way. I would still recommend reading this book, it’s short and sweet.

Many thanks to Bethany House for providing me with a free copy of this book for me to review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.