Here’s wishing you a prosperous 2015, with lots of time to pursue your passions! If Christian historical romance is high on your list, then I may have a suggestion to start your year of right. I was given a digital review copy of “A Most Inconvenient Marriage,” which is Regina Jennings latest release. Bethany House gifted me with this novel in exchange for this review, which, as always, contains my honest critique of the title.
Having nowhere else to go, Union nurse Abigail Stuart agrees to marry dying Confederate soldier Jeremiah Calhoun so she can run his horse farm and look after his mother and sister. After a few hiccups, she settles into the home she’s always longed for. Then a stranger shows up, and the young lady is no longer a widow. It seems as though her “husband” is still living and breathing, ready to tend the animals he loves. If this is true, who who did she join with in holy matrimony? Can Abigail trust God to provide her with the stability and relationships she craves, or is she destined to end up alone?
This book is perfect for people who like authors such as Julie Lessman, Julie Klassen, Karen Witemeyer, and Jody Hedlund. It is appropriate for everyone, but I believe the target audience is those twelve years and older. This group will best appreciate the deep biblical concepts illustrated in this tale, in addition to the satisfying romantic elements and hints of adventure. My rating for this volume is five out of five stars. You can locate it on shelves everywhere, right now, so seek this one out today. Until we meet again…