Saturday, October 27, 2018

Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears

About the Book
Marrying a stranger to save a ranch is one thing; losing the land on their wedding day is another.
Desperate to keep the ranch where three of her children and a husband lie buried, Annie Gephart must marry or sell. Which of the few bachelors in town would consider a surprise proposal to wed a plain widow with a rebellious daughter, a spirited boy, and unpaid taxes--without laughing in her face?
Jacob Hendrix has never fully let go of his ranching dreams despite ending up as a small Wyoming town's marshal. The job wouldn't be so bad, except he's more errand boy than lawman. When Annie proposes marriage without a single coquettish bat of an eyelash, can he commit himself to a woman he hardly knows for a choice piece of property he'd be an idiot to pass up?
But taxes aren't all that threaten Annie and Jacob's plans. Cattle rustlers, crumbling friendships, and wayward children make this marriage of convenience anything but. When they lose what they've sacrificed everything to save, will the love of a stranger be enough?

Romancing the Bride is the first book in the Frontier Vows Series by award-winning Christian romance author Melissa Jagears. If you like heartwarming marriage-of-convenience stories, you'll love this sweet romance filled with endearing characters.

My Thoughts
I’m always a sucker for a marriage of convenience story and the fact that it’s by an author I love just makes it even better!
Annie had endured so much loss in such a short time and my heart broke for her but I admired the way she was able to stay standing through it all. Her pain definitely caused her to have walls up and to be closed off a bit and it was nice to see her start to let people in.
I absolutely loved Jacob! He selflessly gave of himself, loving and caring for Annie, Celia, and Spencer with no strings attached even when it was hard. The way he patiently pursued Annie, letting her set the pace of their relationship was wonderfully sweet. Things repeatedly didn’t go according to his plan, whether with his new family or his job as sheriff but he was not a man to give up when the going got tough and he persevered until the end.
I like how there were many strong biblical principles woven throughout the story, ones that we can all learn from.

This book was a wonderful read and I look forward to the rest of the series!

Meet the Author
Much to her introverted self's delight, ACFW Award winner and double INSPY finalist Melissa Jagears hardly needs to leave her home to be a homeschooling mother and novelist. She lives in Kansas with her husband and three children and can be found online at, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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