09 December 2014

Noela Nancarrow reviews A MOST INCONVENIENT MARRIAGE by Regina Jennings

A Most Inconvenient Marriage

A Most Inconvenient Marriage
Bethany House Publishers (December 2, 2014)

Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars *****

 Regina Jennings’ books never disappoint, but this one just blew me away! Unique as always; intriguing as ever; but it was also beyond riveting, thereby making it impossible to put down. So my advice is not to plan on doing much once you begin reading! There were smiles, tears, and an incredibly satisfying feeling upon finishing that you’ve just read a great book.

It seemed simple at the time. Grant a dying soldier’s wish by marrying him so as to inherit his family’s property. She finally had somewhere to go, somewhere where she’d be wanted. And all Abigail Stuart had to do was to help the soldier’s mother and severely-afflicted sister on their farm. However, what was supposed to be a convenient marriage, turned out to be anything but.

The Civil War had recently come to an end and Jeremiah Calhoun finally returns home, injured, but yearning to see his mother, sister, and his sweetheart Laurel. Instead he arrives home to find an unfamiliar willowy blonde ludicrously claiming that he is an imposter since she’d married ‘Jeremiah Calhoun’ in a prison hospital shortly before he died. Should he send this scheming beauty on her way or avail himself of her assistance for the sake of his family until he’s more able-bodied?

Abigail doesn’t want to leave after feeling like she has finally found a home on the Calhoun’s farm in the rugged Ozark Mountains of Missouri. However, she knows it’s only a matter of time before Jeremiah sends her away and becomes engaged to his beloved Laurel. Can she persuade him to allow her to stay? Will she even want to after he unwittingly creeps into her heart but not her life? Furthermore, who was that dying soldier claiming to be Jeremiah, to whom she'd married?

There’s a captivating web of intrigue that weaves throughout the story in this tale of memorable characters and genuine heart. Tension abounds with treacherous marauders lurking about the mountain. A heart-pulsing romance slowly develops. And inspiration is embedded in this novel with words of wisdom on seeking God’s will instead of striving on your own, and the freedom and peace that forgiveness brings. A well-rounded story that is highly recommended!! 


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You can find this book at Amazon; CBD; Barnes & Noble; BAM; and other good bookstores!

GIVEAWAY: USA - Winner's choice of paperback or e-book! International - Ebook only unless available through Book Despository.

51 comments:

  1. I have been anticipating the release of this book for some time. So glad it's finally out. I've already purchased a copy for myself but would love to have one to give a dear friend.
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Your friend will absolutely love you for that Cindi!! And I know you will enjoy it just as much too! :)

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  2. Yay, I love her books! I'm so excited that this is finally out!

    Battles2001@hotmaildotcom

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    1. Melissa I agree! I keep wondering how it's possible for Regina's books to continue to get better when they're already so amazing, but this one somehow does it again! :)

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    2. So glad y'all are enjoying the stories!

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful, fun story ... a little like something Karen Witemeyer or Deeanne Gist might write.

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    1. I hadn't really thought of that Sandra, but Regina certainly likewise grabs your interest with the fascinating story-line and the great depth within the characters, and of course the clever wit!

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    2. Karen and Dee are two of my favorite authors, Sandra. :)

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  4. Oh, this sounds fantastic. I love her books.

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    1. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
      eppersonkatrina@yahoo.com

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    2. Your welcome Katrina, and thanks for stopping by to read about her new release! You will absolutely love this latest from Regina, my friend!! :)

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  5. Sounds like a really good book to read .Thanks and Blessings ,DanaGirl

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    1. It surely is a great read Dana Girl! :) Hugs and blessings back!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your review! This book is definitely on my wishlist!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Your welcome Heidi! This is a must-have on wishlists!! :)

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  7. Thank you for your beautiful review of "A Most Inconvenient Marriage", Noela!!

    Yes - this truly does sound like another wonderfully unique story, Noela - and one filled with suspense, mystery, inspiration and romance, also. I always love the covers on Regina's novels - this one sure makes me smile!! And I can't wait to settle the mystery of the dying soldier and find out what inspiring lessons God has in store for the characters of "A Most Inconvenient Marriage" - and all it's readers!!

    Congrats, Regina!!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! You'll have a whole lotta fun finding out the answers too. :) Regina tends to always write some of the most interesting and unique stories I read!

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  8. P.S. Shared post!!

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  9. What a beautifully written and intriguing review, I must say, NOELA! Wondering who she really married and how it's all going to work out! :/

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    1. Ooh you are really going to have to read this one Diana! I shall tell no secrets!! ;) Thanks mate!

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  10. This was such a great story, Noela! Thanks for the wonderful review! Hugs!

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    1. It really was wasn't it Carrie!! I know that you enjoyed it just as much as I did. We do have great taste I must say, hehe. ;) Hugs Carrie!

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  11. Noela, thank you for this wonderful review. Regina, congrats on your release! I am so looking forward to reading A Most Inconvenient Marriage. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Caryl! You have much to look forward to!! :)

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  12. This book sounds soooo good and the cover is awesome! Would love to read it!

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    1. Oh my gosh, you will love it Melody!! Hope you get to read it soon! :)

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  13. This sounds like a great book, and what a fun cover.

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    1. It really is an awesome book Susan! And yes, the cover is delightful! :)

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  14. I just LOVE your writing Regina!!! Your plots always sound so intriguing!!! :D

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I'd love to know how Regina comes up with these intriguing plot lines, Amada!! I always know I'm going to be reading a unique and compelling story when I read Regina's!

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    2. And humorous! :D I JUST LOVE how she makes me laugh!!! I still remember when Rosa was hanging from the sheep in Sixty Acres and a Bride!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!! I could just picture it and think, "yup I've been there!" HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

      Merry CHRISTmas!!!
      Amada

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  15. I've been reading interviews on this book & peoples comments . . this is sooo on my want TBR list..
    The cover is so pretty, an eye catcher for sure...
    dkstevensne AT outlook DoT CoM

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    1. I so hope you get this awesome book to read soon Deanna!!

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  16. Since I have fist seen this book I have wanted to read it.. Th story line really draws me in leaving me saying , I have got to read this to see what happens next and how it ends. The cover is beauitful !

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    1. I can tell you this much Deanne, you won't be disappointed!! ;)

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  17. Such high praise. Obviously a must read.

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    1. Definitely is a must-read, Mary! I would never praise a book so much if I didn't thoroughly enjoy it! Hope you get to read it soon!!

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  18. I am intrigued by this one and would love to read it!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Well I wish you all the best with your entry Melanie, hopefully you'll be reading it soon!

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  19. I read a couple of Regina's books (I think a third is waiting on my Kindle) and really enjoyed them. A Most Inconvenient Marriage sounds really intriguing and I just love the cover! Thanks for the chance to win Regina's book.

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    1. You're welcome Pam, thanks for coming by to read about Regina's amazing new book!

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  20. I would love to read this--thanks for the giveaway! danandlyndaedwards (at) msn (dot) com.

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    1. I really hope you get to read it soon Lynda, it really is such a terrific story! God bless!

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  21. I loved your review and would very much like to win a copy so I can read it for myself. Would it be appropriate for my 16-year-old daughters to read as well?
    Tracee
    http://happy2bahomemaker.com

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    1. Thank you Tracee! I would think it would be suitable for your daughter Tracee, but because we all can feel differently about things, I would just say to read it first and then decide yourself. Blessings!

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  22. NOELA once again I have to jump up and down cheering about this great review! :-) Well I'm only do this in my mind but it's still a wonderful review of a amazing book by my sweet sissy!!

    Regina between taking care of my sick hubby I am reading this and I just wish I had enough time to finish it as quickly as I want too!! I have never been disappointed with your books, you are an terrific writer!! :)

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    1. You are so sweet, and cute, Teresa!! Love you sissy! :) And Amen to what you said about Regina's books - every single one is an amazing journey and a brilliant read!!

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  23. I can't wait to read this one - it is on my TBR list for 2015 already 😉

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    1. Hooray, you're going to love it Sharon!! Maybe you'll be a winner and be able to read it sooner! :)

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  24. How disconcerting to have your 'dead' husband show up very alive! I would love to read this book.

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