My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley (To Review)
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Book Description: Her Inconvenient Husband
When a riding accident strands socialite Caroline Turner overnight with the new stable manager, she gets the one thing she never wanted—a husband! Marrying the infuriatingly stubborn Duncan McKenna wouldn't have been her first choice, but with her reputation damaged, it's her only option. Still, there's something about the brash, rugged Scotsman that fascinates Caroline.
If Duncan wanted to wed a society girl, he would have stayed in Boston with his family and his fortune. He expects Caroline to balk at her new modest lifestyle, but instead the strong-willed beauty seems determined to prove him wrong, making her all the more irksome…and irresistible. The marriage of convenience isn't what Caroline and Duncan planned, but could they be a perfect match?
My thoughts: This is the first Karen Kirst book that I have read. It is part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone.
The book takes place in Tennessee in the 1800's. Caroline has been raised as a socialite and has been taught to look down at men who may not be her social equal. Things change when Duncan comes into town. He has the look of a drifter, but has been hired by Caroline's father to take care of the horses.
Life gets harder for them when they find themselves wed or face scandal. Both are harboring secrets, neither fully trusts the other.
I found this book to be cute and fun to read. I enjoyed the pacing, I liked the dilemma's the characters found themselves in, and above all I liked that they believed in honor and fidelity, despite the uncertainties in their marriage.
There are a few couples mentioned in the book that I believe their relationships were the romance in previous books in the series. I may have to pick up a couple and read some more about this town and the people who live there.
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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) Karen Kirst was born and raised in East Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains. A lifelong lover of books, it wasn't until after college that she had the grand idea to write one herself. The pursuit of her dream would take longer than she first anticipated...years, in fact. In the fall of 2010, she got the happy news that Harlequin Love Inspired Historical wanted to publish her manuscript-a true blessing from God. Now she divides her time between being a wife, homeschooling mom, and romance writer. She enjoys reading, hosting tea parties and spending time with friends.
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