“A Most Inconvenient Marriage” is written by Regina Jennings. It is the first book in the “Ozark Mountain Romance” series. This book took me a little while to get into; the plot is complicated at first, and the characters’ relationships were a little hard to figure out, but once you get a little ways in, it will start to make more sense. Just be patient for several chapters.
Abigail Stuart does not think that she will be welcomed back home after her time as a nurse in the War Between the States. Thus, when a dying soldier who has only talked of his Juliet back home requests that she marry him and return to his home to take care of his sister, she takes the opportunity to embrace a new family. The man’s family does not embrace her as quickly though, nor do the neighbors and rest of the town. The soldier’s sweetheart is upset about him marrying someone else on his deathbed, and his sister is very harsh to Abigail. Abigail makes the best of it though, and begins helping out around the farm and making profitable trades with the neighbors.
Jeremiah Calhoun was wounded in the war, but is now making his way back home to his family and farm. He is very surprised to find his sweetheart in love with another man, his sister more sick than when he left, and a woman on his land and in his house who claims she married him and he’s dead. Will he be able to turn his life right-side up again, and what will he do with Abigail, who has no family to return to?
Like I mentioned above, this book was a little hard to get into. Once I straightened out who was who, this was a fun read. I enjoyed the plot and how the characters interacted with one another. This isn’t my first book by Regina Jennings, and probably won’t be the last. Her writing is good for “lazy days”.
Thank you to Bethany House and Net Galley for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review.