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.
I had a hard time getting through the first chapter (which might be because I was already in the middle of another book at the time). Once I picked it back up and started reading again I almost read half the book before setting it down. I have read several other books by Melissa Jagears and loved them. I was not disappointed with this one. I would highly recommend this book.
Overall this was a good book. The was mystery, romance, danger, sorrow, deception, and much more. There were one or two times where it seemed a little long and I wanted the plot to speed up but the majority of the book captivated my attention and I wanted to keep reading.
(I received a free copy to review, however, all opinions are my own.)
I love a marriage of convenience story and this one was different. It dealt with grief differently. I enjoyed the different perspectives. I did feel the ending was rushed but overall, I enjoyed this read.