Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Book Review: A Most Inconvenient Marriage by: Regina Jennings

Publisher's Blurb: 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?

My review: While I found the scenario odd, I can see, due to the times, it playing out the way it did, with Abigail marrying her patient. I think she handles the uncomfortable situation, of finding out who she married was not Jeremiah, while still putting up with his demanding sister and helping the entire family, with grace and composure. I liked this book and would recommend it to others.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 

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