A Most Inconvenient Marriage

A Most Inconvenient Marriage

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"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."-- Provided by publisher.
"To fulfill a Confederate soldier's dying wish, Civil War nurse Abigail Stuart marries him and agrees to look after his sister in the Missouri Ozarks. But then the real Jeremiah Calhoun appears alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
ISBN: 9780764211409
Branch Call Number: IF JENNINGS
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 22 cm


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Feb 10, 2018

Another hit out of the ballpark by Jennings. Really enjoyed this story, which features a very likeable main character. The plot is a bit fantastic in terms of the love plot, but believable enough to enjoy. Some life or spiritual lessons worked in pretty well, too. In terms of historical information, it provides an interesting look at antebellum, small town life. A solid read. Whatever I read next is likely to feel like a step down.

Jun 28, 2016

This was a post-civil war novel based in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. A Union nurse marries a Confederate soldier as he is dying and moves to his home to tend to his mother and sister. There are some twists in the story. This read was akin to watching a Hallmark movie on a Sunday afternoon.

Sep 21, 2015

Whether marrying a man she has never met, escaping bushwackers, avoiding skunks, or bringing horses into her "husband's" bedroom, Abigail will delight readers. This story contains a very humorous plot, well-developed characters, and a great lesson in trusting God even when things are "inconvenient."


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Jan 16, 2015

The premise of this story really drew me to it. The war nurse marries her dying patient, promising to move to his ranch and keep it running and take care of his beloved sister - but he's not who he says he is and just as she's getting comfortable, the real Jeremiah Calhoun shows up very much alive and he already has a lady love he plans to marry to boot! She's already made herself invaluable around the ranch and they come to an agreement for a period of time she is to stay. A lot happens during that time, to say the least. This story wastes no time with slow moving chit chat, something is always very much afoot. It's sweet and fun, and a little different from your average western. This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


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