1. Pretending to Wed
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    Melissa Jagears
    Utmost Publishing / 2020 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$15.99
    4.5 out of 5 stars for Pretending to Wed. View reviews of this product. 14 Reviews
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  1. Mauri
    Kansas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Pretending to Wed
    November 12, 2020
    Mauri
    Kansas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    If you are expecting Pretending to Wed to be a fluffy romance because of the title, you would be wrong. There are so many layers to this story of Nolan and Corinne. Nolan is a young rancher who learns his father's will states he has to marry in three months to inherit the ranch, otherwise it goes to his cousin Matt who is a real scoundrel. Nolan has always said he'd never marry. He doesn't think a woman would want a man with one leg. Corinne has an even more complex past that has made her lock up her heart and vow not to marry. But she's in a desperate situation. Her hands are in constant pain from overwork as the town laundress so she's having trouble making enough money. Noel proposes a business deal and Corinne accepts. Corinne is a very interesting character. She is an inventor at a time (1884) when it's difficult for smart women to be taken seriously. As details of her past are revealed, the book delves into an area where Christian fiction rarely goes. The author handles the marital trouble in a sensitive way. Nolan and Corinne have many hurdles to face. Nolan is a very worthy hero, kind and supportive. He's a bit clueless at times but so is Corinne, which adds to all the misunderstandings between them. I really enjoyed Pretending to Wed.
  2. Digging4Pearls
    Shippensburg, PA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loveable Characters
    July 21, 2020
    Digging4Pearls
    Shippensburg, PA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Pretending to Wed was such a delight to read. I love the way Melissa Jagears created characters that the reader roots for. I enjoyed it so much that I plan to read book one in this series as well.

    ~While this book was provided for free, I was under no obligation to submit a positive review. The pleasure is mine. (2020)
  3. Bitsymc
    Red Lion, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    An Inspirational and Emotional Story!
    July 14, 2020
    Bitsymc
    Red Lion, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Nothing more fun to read than a story about a "pretend" marriage. The characters try their best to stick to their commitments but life often gets in the way! I loved most of the characters, but can't say that for Nolan's scoundrel cousin Matt. What an absolute jerk! Nolan Key and Corinne Stillwater have decided on a marriage/business arrangement with a 65/35 split. Will it work the way they plan? This is a first read for me with Author Melissa Jagears. I plan to check out her other books for sure!
  4. Martha Artyomenko
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Unusual Prairie Fiction
    July 4, 2020
    Martha Artyomenko
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Snuggling up with a good book on the eve of 4th of July was a good idea, especially when I picked this one up to read. Not your typical marriage of convenience story in so many ways, it kept my attention. The groom and the bride had reasons to need to marry, yet both did not come without baggage. I felt like this book addressed the struggles that people would have in this situation and yet, was not inappropriate in any way.

    I loved how the author wove in women inventing and the struggles they faced at that time, as well as physical handicaps. This well rounded story is one you will not want to miss.

    I obtained this book from the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own.
  5. Amy
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Pretending to Wed
    July 1, 2020
    Amy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Who doesn't love a good marriage of convenience story? I always get such a kick out of watching the hero and heroine with all of their good intentions to marry JUST for the convenience of it. This book was no exception. I loved getting to "watch" Nolan and Corinne get to know each other better. I really loved these two characters and was rooting for them from the very start (even though I did want to slap both of them several times along the way for being such idiots). :) I highly recommend this book and can't wait to see what Melissa Jagears has in store for us next.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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