A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings
Publisher: Bethany House
Goodreads Summary: 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.
What I liked: Abigail married a man she hardly knows on his death-bed because he offers her a 2nd chance at a home and maybe even a family. What she did not expect was the return of the man she married except he was not the same man. She finds herself facing being kicked out yet again. She works hard to keep the horse farm she is coming to love going and works to bring mobility back to the man whose name she carries. Jeremiah returns home a broken man. Not only does he have a leg that does not work well he also carried the guilt of losing his good friend. Both characters were very likeable and I found myself wanting them both to find happiness after so much sadness. Jeremiah’s mom and sister were also good characters and the neighbor kids helped add some chuckles.
What I did not like: Overall I really enjoyed this book. The only thing I would have liked to have seen at the end was a reunion between Abigail and her mother.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The plot was different and I liked it. I look forward to reading more books from this author in the future.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.