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Winnie Griggs
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Handpicked Husband (Texas Grooms #1)

4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  199 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews

Free-spirited photographer Regina Nash is ready to try. But unless she marries one of the gentlemen her grandfather has sent for her inspection, she'll lose custody of her nephew. So she must persuade them--and Adam Barr, her grandfather's envoy--that she'd make a thoroughly unsuitable wife.
Adam isn't convinced. Regina might be unconventional, but she has wit, spirit and
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Love Inspired Historical (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kathy ~ Bookworm Nation
I really enjoyed this one! I thought it had an interesting premise and was carried out well. Regina (Reggie) has been taking care of her nephew for the past six years and wants to make it more official by adopting him. After writing her grandfather for advice she gets more than she bargained for when he sends three bachelors to Texas to marry her! He also sends along his steward Adam to oversee that she not only picks a man and marries him within three weeks, or he'll take the little boy away.

Joanie Bruce
Oct 21, 2014 Joanie Bruce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the first book of the series “Texas Grooms.” It’s a Christian, Historical Romance novel with a simple but satisfying plot. Although the ending was totally expected and predictable, arriving at the ending of the book was a pleasure.

What I liked: The characters were so real that you felt as if they were someone you knew. I love the feisty way Reggie carries out her conniving schemes to eliminate the unwanted suitors her grandfather has thrust upon her. I also enjoyed the verbal sparr
Lisa Johnson
Aug 12, 2014 Lisa Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Handpicked Husband (Texas Grooms #1)
Author: Winnie Griggs
Pages: 282
Year: 2012 (previously published in 2005 as Lady’s Choice by Dorchester Publishing)
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Historical
Regina Nash is faced with a choice. She either marries one of the three men her grandfather sent as suitors or she loses her nephew. Her grandfather thinks she needs to have a husband in order to raise a child as well as to look after her. She is living in the small town of Turnabout, Texas while
Linda Walters
Aug 10, 2015 Linda Walters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been wanting to read this one for awhile and it didn't disappoint. It was definitely different as the book blurb suggested. A few things in the story were somewhat predictable but I liked how it got there. The rest of Regina's hijinks's were just fun. Adam had a job to do and he was as unmovable about it as a mountain. That still didn't stop Regina from pushing. The very last thing that she wanted was a husband. Freedom is what she had fought for and finally gained. Freedom with her beloved ...more
This was a great story and very funny. It had me laughing out loud in places and I'm not one to laugh while reading. The way the heroine "tests" each suitor is hilarious. She's an unusual character who definitely knows who she is but has her own weaknesses and doubts too. You'll enjoy this.
Good read. The heroine's step-grandfather has sent 3 men from Philadelphia to her home in Texas (NE Texas) plus one guy to supervise the contract granddad has come up with. He's manipulating her into marrying one of them by threatening to take away the nephew she's raised since he was a baby. The maneuvering is amusing and when she finally makes her choice, the events turn to heartbreak. It's an inspirational, but it's definitely not overly preachy. In fact, there really isn't much inspirational ...more
Sep 30, 2014 Katie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
read 6 chapters and couldn't get into it
Jan 16, 2016 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Handpicked Husband by Winnie Griggs
Texas Grooms Book 1
Adam Barr wants to find who set him up and clear his name. He had been an up and coming lawyer and ended up falsely accused and spent the past six years in prison, losing everything. The one person who stood by him the whole time was Judge Madison. So when the Judge asked Adam to take three men from Philadelphia to Turnabout, Texas so his granddaughter could choose one to marry….he did. Of course nothing in his life was ever easy and this hoy
Sep 07, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Handpicked Husband by Winnie Griggs

I was a smiling as I read it. This is a clean fun novel. I look forward to reading the rest of the characters stories in the Texas Grooms. setting is Texas 1894
Regina Nash has been the only mother her 6 year old nephew Jack knows. Now Jack's father is deceased and she wrote to her grandfather the Judge about adopting Jack.
Judge Madison has a plan that he thinks will work out for the good of Jack. He is sending three men to her and she has three weeks to
Jul 29, 2013 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not your typical arranged marriage story. Regina finds herself being forced to choose a husband from among three suitors that her grandfather has sent to her small town. If she does not choose a husband within three weeks, her grandfather will take guardianship of her nephew and send him to boarding school. Adam Barr is the man that Regina's grandfather has sent to oversee the marriage choice and he impatiently waits for Regina to decide.

I have to admit that the first half of the story m
Jun 28, 2013 Kathy rated it really liked it
Texas Grooms #1
Handpicked Husband (Texas Grooms, #1) by Winnie Griggs Handpicked Husband by Winnie Griggs was a wild ride from start to finish! I love books like this. It grabbed the on the first page and didn't turn me loose until the last. I laughed, I cried… I even sobbed.

Here is my breakdown of the different aspects of what I feel is important in any good book:
Ease of Readability - 9/10 Every now and then there was a POV change that was a little confusing/abrupt, but for the most part, this book was very easy-to-read.
Uniqueness of Story - 9/10
Hsiau Wei
This book tell the story of Adam who have to escort three gentlements to Regina for her to choose her husband to be on the instruction from her grandfather. Regina have to choose one from the three candidates within few weeks on their arrival and married them or else she will lose the custody of her nephew, Jake. Being pressured and knowing that she cannot get out of this arrangement, she did something out of the ordinary and chooses Adam instead. However, she was surprised when Adam accomodatin ...more
Sep 03, 2012 J. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance, inspirational romance
Choosing between two heroes is a common theme in romance. But having to choose between three when the heroine's heart belongs to no one? In Handpicked Husband, the first book in the Texas Grooms series, Griggs ingeniously introduces the reader to many intriguing men who are heroes in the making. Who will the heroine, Regina Nash, choose or will she succeed in getting out of a forced marriage? And what about the fourth man, Adam Barr, who is there to see the marriage happens and just happens to c ...more
Dec 21, 2014 Jeanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite Christian historical fiction authors! I loved this novel and Regina Nash! Twists in the plot are definitely handpicked, excellent Christian themes, very well-written. Unexpected surprises! Highly recommend this one!!
Jun 26, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, western
This is a story with a mix of humor, mystery, vengeance, forgiving, and love. So many things happening and so many stories to follow. Nice.
Scott Roberts
The book cover looks nice.
Oct 15, 2012 June rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Winnie Griggs is an amazing author. This story finds us with a group of men traveling from Philadelphia to Texas. Three of them are on their way to being part of a "husband lottery". Regina's grandfather wants her to get married and by sending three men, at least she'll have a choice. But what does a girl do when she doesn't want to get married? Find the loop-holes.

This is the first in the Texas Grooms series so we have at least 3 more stories to look forward to from Ms. Griggs.
Sep 13, 2012 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Wonderful book!! Brilliantly written. This whole book was a surprise since I've read many life-inspired books and this one blew me away. The suspense and the wait cinched the deal for me, and the whole book progressed nicely. It was a little rushed at the end, but other then that this book was great. Will definitely read more books by Ms.Griggs!
Feb 26, 2013 Cheryal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this historical romance. It was fast paced with lots of fun characters. She is a Christian author but not preachy at all. I liked that I learned some great lessons in this story that make me want to be a better person. Read it.
3.5 stars. I really liked the beginning but it lost something for me in the middle. It seemed to drag a bit. I would have liked to see the suspense angle played out a bit. But overall, a nice, fun, sweet, clean read.
Dec 30, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great story! I was laughing, crying and anxious throughout. Regina was a delight to get to know but Adam I wanted to throttle a few times! :) I'm looking forward to more of Winnie's Texas Grooms!
Peggy McKinstry
Nov 04, 2012 Peggy McKinstry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Love Inspired Book. I like this author and I am hoping she will do some more in this town. Good Book and I didn't have the plot figured out right in the beginning. I like that.
Sep 27, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-inspired
Love this new series! Can't wait to find out how the bachelors find their own true loves!
Harlequin Historical
Miniseries: Texas Grooms
Category: Inspirational Romance
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Texas Grooms
Category: Inspirational Romance
Terri L
Feb 20, 2013 Terri L rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the writing and story.
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Winnie Griggs grew up in south Louisiana in an undeveloped area her friends thought of as the very back of beyond. With her two younger siblings and another family of two siblings for playmates, she spent many an hour exploring the overgrown land around her home, cutting jungle trails, building forts and frontier camps, and looking for pirate ships on the nearby bayou.

Once she ‘grew up’ she found
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