A Marriage of Convenience Turns Most Inconvenient in this Historical Charmer
Having 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.
Interestingly, this is not the most inconvenient read for a marriage between a dead guy that isn’t dead and the nurse that sat by his side while he died? Yeah, not what you would expect in a romance. And that is why this is so much more than a romance, this is a story with heart. A book that shows grief, love, sickness, and health, healing, hope, and grace. Pain, fear, and strength that only comes from God. While I didn’t like some of the romance; kisses, wanting to kiss, touching between the hero and heroine, and such that happened some but not too too much, just better for older teens.
Slightly spoiler-ish in the next paragraph.
This is not your typical civil war era romance. This is so much more as it shows a man learning to forgive, a woman learning about a man she isn’t a fan of, and a dying sister who is filled with bitterness over the man she loves, and her brother’s refusal to give them his blessing.
I have read this book twice and enjoyed it just as much both times, I highly recommend A Most Inconvenient Marriage to Christian historical romance lovers, and even comedy lovers who may enjoy a historical romance.