Saturday, December 13, 2014

Review: A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

A Most Inconvenient Marriage 
by Regina Jennings
Adult Christian Romance
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.46
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Published on: December 2, 2014
Pages: 336

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

An Overview of the Novel: Abigail was forced to flee her home. With no idea what to do, she decides to take up nursing. There's no short supply of patients in the Civil War after all.

There is one patient to whom Abigail feels especially close. He says his name is Jeremiah Calhoun. But he's dying and he's begging Abigail to marry him and to go home to take care of his sister. How can a girl refuse a man's dying wish?

She's just barely getting used to living with his family when Jeremiah Calhoun shows up. The only problem is that he isn't the Jeremiah she married. Jeremiah is forced to let Abigail stay on at his farm, butt hat doesn't mean he has to like her. 

Abigail was run off once before, but she isn't going to let somebody run her off again, not even the extremely good looking Jeremiah Calhoun. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions:  This novel was much different from what I expected, but I loved it all the same. Abigail and Jeremiah were strong characters and were masterfully developed.

The story did lag for me at times, but I loved it. I just kept rooting for Abigail and Jeremiah throughout the whole story and all their misfortunes and everything crappy that happened.

The novel is a cute read of what it means to be a family, what it means to forgive, and how to open your heart.

This novel is perfect for fans of romance, historical fiction, and fans who want a really funny and yet at the same time profound read.

The novel was hilarious. I was laughing out loud at all of Abigail's antics, shaking my head at Jeremiah's stupidity, and rooting for "Juliet" to get her act together. 

A beautiful read with a strong female heroine who is both lovable and easy to relate to.

So why 4 stars? Although I loved it, there was just something missing to kick it up to a 5 star rating. I think it's because the story lagged for me at certain points and it missed that extra depth to get a 5. Not that the story is fluffy by any means. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None. 

The Wrap-up: A cute, enjoyable read with a heroine I adored. 


Danica Page

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