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December 9, 2014

A Most Inconvenient Marriage {Regina Jennings}

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With few options of her own, 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 e 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?

From the first page of this book, we learn that Abigail Stuart is not a woman to be taken lightly. She follows her heart, considers her decisions, and can hold her own in any circumstance. When she agrees to marry "Jeremiah Calhoun" as his last dying wish, we discover that she has a very giving heart and is able to see the positive in even the most unusual events.

As soon as Abigail arrives to the Calhoun farm, we discover just how brave of a woman she is. The real Jeremiah arrives and Abigail is set to lose everything she has - everything.

But she holds her own and wins the heart of the Calhoun family. She becomes a member of the family, and more importantly, finds a way to become a necessity in Jeremiah's life. What happens next is far from a storybook romance. The war may be over, but Abigail immediately finds herself in a war for her life, for her safety, and for Jeremiah's heart.

This book is also hilarious. Abigail's personality is impossible not to love. I found myself laughing throughout this book and smiling with each turn of the page. She puts people in their place without ever cracking a sweat. That part of Abigail makes her an instant favorite in this book.

This was my first read by Jennings, but if this book is any indication of her other writings I know I am going to enjoy her books for a long time.

Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English. She is the author of Sixty Acres and a Bride, Love in the Balance, Caught in the Middle, and she contributed a novella to A Match Made in Texas. She and her family make their home in Oklahoma City. Regina can be found online at