The Reluctant Bride Groom, a Love Inspired historical novel, by Shannon Farrington
Henry Nash is a Maryland councilman who has custody of his orphaned nieces. In order to secure the girls futures, he agrees to marry Rebekah Van der Geld, a powerful politician's daughter. An innocent encounter with a criminal puts Henry's reputation and family in danger.
Marriage for any reason but love was once unthinkable to Maryland councilman Henry Nash. But when an innocent encounter with a criminal puts Henry's reputation in jeopardy, he'll make any sacrifice to maintain custody of his orphaned nieces. And an alliance with a powerful politician's daughter could secure the little girls' futures. As long as gentle Rebekah Van der Geld never hears the rumors surrounding her new groom
Refusing her father's choice of husband wasn't an option for dutiful Rebekah. But Henry's kindness is a happy revelation, and she's quickly falling for his adorable niecesso she allows herself to hope this unconventional arrangement could become much more. But can it survive a shattering revelation that puts their new family in danger?
Shannon Farrington is a former teacher with family ties to both sides of the Civil War. She and her husband have been married for over 20 years, have two children, and are active members in both their church and community.
When Shannon isn't researching or writing, you can find her knitting, gardening or participating in living history reenactments. She and her family live in Maryland.