I am so excited to tell you about this new release from author Melissa Jagears. She is a master storyteller and produces books that will delight Christian historical fans. This one beckoned me to begin page one and hours later I bittersweetly finished it saying goodbye to my friends.
It is another captivating novel by outstanding wordsmith Melissa Jagears. Pretending to Wed is a Christian Historical Romance that had me turning pages to see where the story was going next. I was immediately invested in the story. Immediately. I loved all of it.
This is the story of Corinne is our heroine, a laundress. She needs out of the laundry business due to health issues with her hands. Doing laundry for hours each day takes a toil on a body’s health. It is also the story of Nolan. He lost a leg when he was younger and naturally this has affected his entire life. Nolan has always done his best but could never measure up to his cousin. Now he and Corrine both need a spouse for very different reasons. Corrine is strong, independent, and a bit sassy. Nolan is sincere, sweet, and adorable. They really do make a perfect couple even if they are fighting it.
Characters are well rounded and believable. The villains are despicable, but that was their job. Expect a few familiar faces from her past book, Romancing the Bride, which is Book 1 in her Frontier Vows series. If you haven’t read it you will be able to follow this one just fine. It can be read as a stand alone. The story is well planned and captivating. The spiritual message is encouraging and certain to stir hearts.
I absolutely love the writing style of this author. Her mixture of historical information with Christian inspiration is a winning combination. Conversations sound authentic and add tremendously to the story. The author does her research well and has a fantastic sense of humor. Life lessons are easily threaded throughout the story leaving readers much to ponder. One of my favorite parts of the book is Nolan’s belief in Corrine.
This is a another winner from an author that is exemplary in writing tales that touch hearts. I connected to the characters and felt their emotions right along with them. I highly recommend this Christian fiction to everyone. Reading groups would have fun and inspiration while discussing this book. It gets 5 out of 5 stars from me. I received a copy from the publisher but these are my honest words.
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