1. Romancing the Bride
    Melissa Jagears
    Utmost Publishing / 2018 / Hardcover
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  1. Dali
    SB, IN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Tugs at Your Heartstrings
    October 5, 2022
    Dali
    SB, IN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Romancing the Bride.
    Romantic. Suspenseful, Intriguing. Surprising. Inspirational. Those are just a few of the words that describe Romancing the Bride, by Melissa Jagears.

    It never fails. Whenever I read one of this author's works, I plan to read a few chapters and end up reading up to the last page. This is mainly due to how she flawlessly weaves inspiration, intrigue and the unexpected into her historical romance stories. She does so in such a way that you connect with the characters, feel what they feel, and makes the story completely tug at your heartstrings. Be assured that Romancing the Bride does just that.

    My heart went out to Annie Gephart and her situation. She had been through so much loss and difficulty and it seemed she could not catch a break. When Jacob Hendrix steps into the picture, all seems like it may work out, until it doesn't due to more surprises that come their way. Through it all, as Annie and Jacob navigate their new life with it's challenges, their faith is always at the forefront, guiding them, not to where they think they should be, but to where God leads.

    Annie and Jacob's story is touching, romantic and inspirational. Along with the surprises and intrigue, there are many words of encouragement and inspiration that even had me reflecting on my own life. This beautiful story is not one to be missed, and I highly recommend.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book by the author. All comments and opinions are strictly my own.
  2. Bitsymc
    Red Lion, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Bride of Convenience Story Reversed!
    July 15, 2020
    Bitsymc
    Red Lion, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Romancing the Bride.
    This 'bride of convenience' story was reversed. The woman asked the man to marry! Annie Gephart finds herself widowed with two children and a ranch she can no longer take care of. Handsome Marshal Jacob Hendrix longs for a ranch of his own so he can quit being a marshal in name only. When Annie approaches Jacob about marrying, in name only, he accepts thinking he will finally have the ranch he has always dreamed about. Well things may not turn out the way either expected and there are challenges around every corner. Most of the characters were likable except Celia Annies daughter. She was incorrigible and spoiled but her adorable little brother, Spencer, made up for it! Author Melissa Jagears is a new author for me. I read Book Two in the Frontier Vows series before I read Book One. Each is stand alone. It is not necessary to read them in order. This is an enjoyable and inspirational series and I am looking forward to Book Three!
  3. Wilani
    Franklin, NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great Book
    April 4, 2019
    Wilani
    Franklin, NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Romancing the Bride.
    What a great book. I loved watching Jacob and Annie's relationship grow. This book has some twists and turns I didn't see coming. I loved the way the Marshall handled the situations and his godly character. This had a great Christian theme running through out. I can't wait to read more from this author.
  4. KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A marriage of convenience story with heart and grit!
    January 24, 2019
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Romancing the Bride.
    A marriage of convenience story with heart and grit! Love the Wyoming setting -- haven't read many stories that take place in this state...in fact, this might be the first one! Jagears works her time-traveling magic with all her excellent historical details. From ranch life to a small town steeped in mystery and some of the unusual duties of the Marshal. And, of course, the harsh realities of a woman's life in this rugged man's world.

    As far as the hero goes -- Jacob definitely earned a spot on the swoonworthy podium! Because, once committed, this man pursues not just Annie, but her children as well. Prepare for curled toes and smelling salt moments! And he's a man of faith; deliberate in the way he pursues the Lord's will in his life. Gotta love a hero with that kind of singular focus.

    Annie is beleaguered and overwhelmed and still reeling from the violent death of her husband and everything that has transpired since then. My heart hurt and my body ached for her. Vulnerable and wary, she has a lot to figure out before their marriage of convenience has a chance of growing into something more meaningful. Loved the way the romance slowly builds in fits and starts. Had me on tenterhooks the whole read.

    But then there's all the sinister things going on in town and somehow, the Marshal's new family is caught up in the middle of it. Plot twists led to some unexpected revelations and I like that not absolutely everything was tied up in a neat little bow. Not that there isn't a happily ever after -- there is, but it's a realistic one. Which kinda makes it all the sweeter somehow.
  5. tmurrell
    TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Had depth
    January 16, 2019
    tmurrell
    TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Romancing the Bride.
    Annie needs to keep the ranch in the family. But after her husband passed away, she's been struggling to manage. Her son and daughter are helping, but they are just kids. She needs to keep the ranch to pass on to her children, but she's also tied to the ranch because of the little graveyard that holds her babies and late husband. She can't lose that connection with them. So she proposes a crazy idea to the local sheriff, Jacob. Marry her for her land. Jacob is torn. He plans to buy a farm or ranch, but all of the good ones are gone. But marry a woman he doesn't know just for her land?

    This isn't just a sweet romance that's over in a couple of hours. It has depth, suspense, drama, and a love story that goes beyond just the two main characters. The author did a great job of setting up the plot so the reader was engaged and the characters had depth. I think my favorite character was actually one of the secondary characters, so I look forward to hopefully seeing her in another book. If you enjoy historical fiction that has sustenance and makes you think, then you'll love this book.
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