A Rancher of Convenience  -     By: Regina Scott
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Love Inspired / 2016 / Paperback

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Kind mail-oreder bride Nancy Bennett can't believe it when her husband is exposed as a cattle rustler, and killed. When the banker holding the ranch's mortage begins to question whether she can run the ranch on her own, the pregnant and newly widdowed Nancy has nowhere to turn. That is until foreman Hank Snowden proposes marriage.

Grieving over his role in Lucas Bennett's death, Hank resolves to do right by the man's wife and child. But the marriage of convenience may become more than a mere obligation. If only Hank and his bride can brave these first steps towrads an elusive and true love.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Love Inspired
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 0.76 X 4.21 (inches)
ISBN: 0373283741
ISBN-13: 9780373283743
Series: Lone Star Cowboy League

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  1. Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Story!
    September 12, 2016
    Britt98
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I enjoyed this story so much! A Rancher of Convenience is the third book in a continuity series, yet is easily able to be read as a stand alone. I had not read the prior books in the series and had no trouble following along.

    I really liked Nancy and Hank. The marriage of convenience that they agreed to added a sweet, romantic tension to the book. The worries they both dealt with regarding being worthy of each other added a nice realism to the story. I enjoyed seeing their love blossom.

    I definitely recommend A Rancher of Convenience to those who enjoy books set in the old west, as well as marriage of convenience fans.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  2. VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Rancher of Convenience
    September 10, 2016
    Amy C
    VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A Rancher of Convenience is the third installment from the Lone Star Cowboy League: The Founding Years series. I thought this book to be a sweet story. Also, has a wonderful lesson of moving on a redeeming yourself. Highly recommended. 5+ stars
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Rancher of Convenience
    September 9, 2016
    Britney Adams
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Regina Scott is a splendid storyteller, and I loved her fresh twist on this marriage of convenience story! A Rancher of Convenience takes readers to Texas in the late 1800s, and I enjoyed the bits of history of my home state. I also delighted in the wonderful characterization and the development of Nancy and Hanks sweet story. Humorous and heartwarming, A Rancher of Convenience charmed me from beginning to end!

    Although this is the third book in the Lone Star Cowboy League continuity series, A Rancher of Convenience is a story that can easily stand alone.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
  4. Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Rancher of Convenience
    September 4, 2016
    JordannRenee
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    If you like the idea of a good period drama, especially one that takes place in the late 1800s with a Texas ranch as the backdrop, then this is the book for you!

    The story line matches the title perfectly. An expecting ranchers wife suddenly finds herself an expecting widow, after her husband is shot and killed for cattle rustling. Left to run a ranch which she knows nothing about, Nancy is on the brink of despair until foreman Hank Snowden enters the picture. From there the two embark on an adventure, overcoming obstacles such as trust, past relationships, and family. This whirlwind exploration leads the pair to find something that they both had given up on: love.

    Although I havent read many books by Regina Scott, she is fastly becoming one of my favorite authors. There are so many things that I enjoy about her books that the only negative is the fact that the end of the book always comes too soon, leaving me wanting more of the story!

    *I received a complimentary copy of A Rancher of Convenience in exchange for my honest review.
  5. Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Characters Make This One of Her Best!
    September 1, 2016
    eLynda
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have been a Regina Scott fan for several years now, only discovering her towards the end of her series, The Master Matchmakers. I adore her Regency romances, but lately her writing has been set in other periods; even though my favorite genre is what drew me initially, her writing is so enjoyable that I willingly read whatever she has out as soon as I can. While I have liked Regina Scotts novels in the past, this one had just a touch of something more that makes it one of her best!

    Its hard to explain. I cant say that any of her other books have been lacking, but this one has had me smiling more consistently and thinking about the book even when not reading it. If I have to pin it down, I think its something about the characters: they touch me in a deeper way, striking a chord and continuing to do so even after I have turned the final page.

    Maybe its Nancys vulnerability of expecting a child even as she unexpectedly finds herself a widow. Personally, I remember those feelings of uneasiness and extra caution while I was pregnant, wanting to do everything possible to keep my child safe from anything that might harm her. But during this time in history, an unprotected, expectant widow was in dire straits, or could be with no one to look out for her. With no family left, she is in a precarious situation.

    Or perhaps it relates to Hank living under the weight of unmet expectations. We can all understand disappointing our parents at one point or another, but to have that perpetually hanging over my head would be unbearable.

    This particular story contains a lot of humor; some of it is intentional on the part of the characters with jokes and the like. But by far, the best of it comes from Hanks incredible ability to try complimenting his new wife only to have it come across as an insultat least it would to any woman other than Nancy, who takes it in her stride and jokes back with her stranger-husband.

    The relationship between them develops in a realistic manner with lots of sweet moments to counteract the challenging ones. And the spiritual component is beautifully done in this novel, too; prayer plays an important role, real prayer that comes from the heart. I loved how both characters were willing to learn from the other, in matters of faith as well as ranching, child rearing, and love.

    The characters in Scotts latest are personable and likable with traits that make them both vulnerable and endearing. The plot has elements of mail-order bride and second-chance love, even a little mystery, and I would highly recommend it to those who enjoy these kinds of stories. Really, any reader who appreciates a well-written historical romance, regardless of favorite genre, will likely enjoy this novel by Regina Scott!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author to facilitate this honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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