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Romancing the Bride

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

Desperate to keep the ranch where three of her children and a husband lie buried, Annie Gephart must marry or sell. Which of the few bachelors in town would consider a surprise proposal to wed a plain widow with a rebellious daughter, a spirited boy, and unpaid taxes—without
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Kindle Edition, 415 pages
Expected publication: October 25th 2018 by Utmost Publishing

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Beth
Lovely! What a winning story - review to come!
Melissa
Oct 17, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I have read this one a kagillion times this year, so I'm claiming it for my first ever attempted Goodreads year reading challenge, not that I need more books to meet my challenge (since I set my sights rather low), but it's the principle of the thing, it must count on this year's list!

And since it comes out in 8 days, hopefully it'll be on lots of other 2018 Goodreads reading challenges before the year is over!

Brittany
Where do I start with this novel? As beautiful as the cover is, the experience inside is just as incredible. Truly, this marriage of convenience story has skyrocketed up my list to become one of my very favorite books ever!

Romancing the Bride has so much packed into its pages. The author explores the way various characters handle grief and pain, the way sin can weave its way into people’s lives and gain control, and the inability to feel as if one can be forgiven for wrongs. Perhaps the most bea
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Trixi
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
What matters now , is what you choose to do in the next hour, what you choose to do tomorrow. If your past decisions didn't get you where you wanted to be, figure out what decisions will. Beating yourself up over the past won't change a thing. ~Annie

If it's one thing I can count on with Melissa Jagears, is the tightly packed emotion in her stories! From laugh-out-loud moments, to those more tender ones, to tears flowing, and anywhere in between. This one had it all!

Annie Gephart certainly had
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Mandy
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Romancing The Bride is probably the best book I've read this year! I was snatched by the author's words and thrown into the story on the very first page. The story is filled with wonderful faith content, romance, true love, action, and so much more! I was rooting for the main characters as they walked through the hard things of life. I fell in love with many of the supporting characters, and the town of Armelle itself. I could start at the beginning and reread this book now! Romancing The Bride ...more
Nyla
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Romancing the Bride is another homerun for the extremely talented author Melissa Jagears. This author writes Christian historical romance fiction, but it gets even better than that. Have I got your interest yet? She writes God glorifying books. Her books while exceedingly entertaining provide food for the soul. Bravo! We need more Christian authors that are not afraid to speak or shout the Christian message instead of softly whispering it to help ratings. Okay, if someone will help me off of thi ...more
Dawn Pearson
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me begin - This is an amazing book! For those who desire to read Christian Romance, this ranks in the best of the best. It covers multiple Biblical themes such as rebellion, the presence of evil, the consequences of sin, forgiveness, the need for salvation, and several more.

It begins with Annie and her desperate situation. She's recently widowed but she doesn't have time to grieve as the life she knows is crumbling around her. She's on the verge of losing the ranch while simultaneously tryi
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Karen Riekeman
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've been a lover of Melissa Jagears books since her first novella, Love by the Letter. This book does not disappoint for those who love her writing and love a great romance.
Annie Gephart's husband has died in a tragic accident leaving her with 2 children to raise alone and their Wyoming ranch to run. But Annie doesn't have the help she needs to run the ranch and money to pay the taxes. So, in a brave but desperate act, she proposes marriage to the town's most eligible bachelor, the marshall, J
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Sherri
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
My heart hurt for Jacob, Annie and her two children when heartbreaking news came immediately after their wedding. The struggles they go through are very real but don’t get overly depressing. Jacob and Annie were so thoroughly likable and I rooted for their relationship to grow and blossom. Spencer’s eternal optimism was so adorable I wanted to reach through the pages and give him a big hug. This is another well-written and well-edited book from Melissa Jagears. I received a copy of this ebook fr ...more
Shonda
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! I felt so sorry for Annie and her family, the grief they endured and possibly loosing the farm on top of it. I fell for Jacob myself, his character was my favorite. I liked Annie but at times she made me mad. She started out as selfish and weak but grew into a very likable character by the end of story. The author showed her growing as the story progressed. The book teaches a lesson that with God and family who stands together all storms can be weathered. I love how the romanc ...more
Lori
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this story so much that I couldn't put the book down!
I spent most of the day on Sunday reading just to finish it. I laughed out loud in different parts of he story. My son asked me what was so funny so I told him. I think I embarrassed him but I didn't care because we were in the privacy of our own home. But even if I were out in public I'd still laugh out loud.
One time I was with my mom in her office and I started laughing so hard that I fell off the couch!!

If there's one thing I ca
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Mardell
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Romancing the Bride is such a compelling story. I can't imagine facing the hardships women like Annie faced. Life in the old west was hard and on any given day a man or woman could lose their spouse. Like many who sunk their money into land and cattle, there wasn't much money left over. Under most circumstances for a woman to lose her husband meant losing her livelihood.

I could almost feel Annie's desperation when she decided to ask Jacob to marry her. I could almost feel how she felt moving to
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Julie
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! The characters were so well written, they felt real. The heartbreak, love, faith, and growth shown in this story was truly beautiful.
I’ve always been a fan of marriage-of-convenience stories and this one did not disappoint. I highly recommend it!
Andrea
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*Full review to come as soon as I can put my words together*
Wowsers! Such a gripping story! From beginning to end there are all kinds of twists and turns that kept me glued to the pages (except for the 1 day I had to be out of the house and could not read).
Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
Review coming soon
Madalyn Mathis
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Romancing the Bride is a book so good it is hard to say enough about it. What a beautiful story of love set in the Wyoming Territory in 1884. Melissa Jagears, as always weaves a story that holds your heart from the beginning to the end. The characters, a desperate widow and her children and a sheriff with heart, are easy to love and identify with. The story is moving and full of mystery as well as developing love. Jacob stole my heart as he works at romancing this bride he finds himself married ...more
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