Melissa Jagears

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My Review Star System:

A rare, solid 5 means I LOVED it or was so impressed that I bring these books up in random conversations.

4.5-4 means great story. Recommended.

I don't post 3 star or below for newer Christian fiction (conflict of interest--I might have to work with the author). But any 3s mean the author wrote a good story, just something about it made it not a favorite.

2 was not that great and never redeemed itself.

1 aggravated me so much or was so poorly done I DNF or if I did finish, I wished I could get my time back.
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Melissa Jagears Yes, two actually! There is a novella about Marianne and David from A Love so True coming out in January in the "Hearts Entwined" Collection set in Ka…moreYes, two actually! There is a novella about Marianne and David from A Love so True coming out in January in the "Hearts Entwined" Collection set in Kansas City and "A Chance at Forever" is Mercy's story coming in March. So there are five altogether:
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A Heart Most Certain - Lydia
A Love So True - Evelyn
Tied and True - Marianne
A Chance at Forever - Mercy(less)
Melissa Jagears This is actually the end of this series and the Salt Flatts characters. (Though Rachel's brother is in my novella in The Convenient Bride Collection t…moreThis is actually the end of this series and the Salt Flatts characters. (Though Rachel's brother is in my novella in The Convenient Bride Collection though you don't see any Salt Flatts characters in it). My next series will move to a new town I named Teaville. It will start off with a novella titled Engaging the Competition that will come out individually (ebook only) or in a 4 in 1 Collection in January. The next novel comes out next Summer and will be called A Heart Most Certain.(less)
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A New Series set in Wyoming!

Marrying a stranger to save a ranch is one thing; losing the land on their wedding day is another.



Are you ready to head to Wyoming with me for ranching, bad guys, family squabbles, and true love? Perhaps you’re like me and have been wondering when I’d write another marriage of convenience–it’s now!


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“He (God) doesn't promise the journey won't be frustrating, and sadly, sometimes what we find at the end of the journey is not what we hoped for. But when your focus is on believing God has good things in store for you, if you follow Him--seeking His kingdom first--He can bless you with joy.”
Melissa Jagears, Pretending to Wed

“You shouldn't let the voices of your past or present define who you are. Let God do that. And he says you're precious." His eyes moved in a mesmerizing sort of back-and-forth motion, his pupils large in the dim stairwell. "So think of yourself that way, Mercy.”
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“Selflessness need to be mutual if a relationship's going to work, don't you think?~Corinne”
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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
 
  8 votes 25.8%

A Heart Most Certain (Teaville Moral Society #1) by Melissa Jagears A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears
 
  5 votes 16.1%

The Promise of Breeze Hill (Natchez Trace #1) by Pam Hillman The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman
 
  5 votes 16.1%

Persecuted I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish
 
  4 votes 12.9%

Counted With the Stars (Out from Egypt, #1) by Connilyn Cossette Counted With the Stars by Connilyn Cossette
 
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You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher
 
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Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt
 
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River's Song (The Inn at Shining Waters, #1) by Melody Carlson River's Song by Melody Carlson
 
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The Well (The Living Water, #1) by Stephanie Landsem The Well by Stephanie Landsem
 
  1 vote 3.2%

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