A fun read: Regina Jennings "A Most Inconvenient Marriage"
about the book....
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?
about the book...
Regina Jennings is gifted at writing novels that are simply fun to read, with witty dialogue, unique plots, and characters who will have you smiling as you watch their antics unfold on the pages. "A Most Inconvenient Marriage" is no exception, as it had me laughing out loud in a few places (can you say skunks anyone?) and wishing I could meet the spunky Abigail in real life.
Now of course when you read a book like this you need to lower your expectations about plausibility a wee bit - but you will have such a good time reading the book you won't mind at all! The book is full of surprises, with unexpected twists not only in the relationships between the different characters, but also with some suspenseful moments as well involving some suspicious folk who sneak onto the scene. The writing is spot on, and I loved that Jennings was able to bring a bit of history to life in a fascinating way, while weaving in some spiritual themes as well. Readers definitely won't feel like they are being hit over the head with the gospel, but rather will appreciate how Abigail naturally grows in her faith and finds a new realness to her relationship with God.
I strongly recommend this book for readers who enjoy a good historical read, especially if you are looking for a bit of humour, some scenes of suspense, and a fun romance. 4 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
about the author....
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She has worked at The Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustang,along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City with her husband and four children. Visit her website at www.reginajennings.com.