A Marriage of Convenience Turns Most Inconvenient in this Historical Charmer
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.
About The Author
We have a young woman who left home, and became a nurse in the Civil
War. She is attracted more than usual to one young dying man, and her
heart makes her marry this fellow and go to his home to take care of his
very ill sister and her mother.
Sounds like something any caring
young woman would do? No, this is a different time, and she has no home
to return to, so she appears at her new families home to nurse and help
return the farm to profitability. Ok, can you imagine a mother and
sister greeted by their brother/son’s new wife, and they now believe
that their love one is dead. She introduces herself around at Mrs.
Jeremiah Calhoun, and is accepted as his widow, when, you probably
guessed, he reappears, and is none to happy to have Abigail there, he is
in love with Laurel. Then we get to Lauren, and you guessed it, she has
found someone else.
As you sort through these special people, we
also have jayhawkers that are stealing horses and shooting people. Not
one dull moment here, and there is action right to the end.
Jeremiah’s mother, who at once accepts Abigail, and you admire her for
giving the girl some affection. These women are really hard workers, and
you are in for some surprises and chuckles, especially when you meet
those menacing kids.
Will Jeremiah and Laurel finally find happiness,
and how about Abigail and the young Doctor who is now in love with
Laurel? You are about to open a page-turner, and if you are like me, you
won’t stop until you have all the answers.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.