About the book:
After being railroaded by the city council, Abby needs a mans name on her bakery’s deed, and a man she can control, not the stoic lumberman Zacharias who always seems to exude silent confidence. She cant even control her pulse when shes around him. But as trust grows between them, she finds she wants more than his rescue. She wants his heart.
Publication Date: June 4, 2019
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Historical fiction, Romance
Series: Patchwork Family #2
Delightful, witty, charming, these are just a few words that come to mind while reading this book. This book was so fun to read and made me feel good while reading it. Karen Witemeyer has penned a marriage of convenience story that will have you swooning from beginning to end.
Right off the bat, I liked Abigail. She’s strong-willed and independent. She doesn’t need a man but yet she does. All due to an old law that a woman can’t own her own business. Enter the perfect man for her: Zach Hamilton. Now, Zach is a bit rough around the edges but he’s just the type of guy that Abigail needs. He’s strong-willed, independent, and will look out for those he needs to. This is proven time and again throughout the story and made me like the character more and more. I loved the chemistry between Abby and Zach and I was thrilled that there was a bit more in the spark department between these two than what one normally finds in a Christian fiction novel. Personally, I don’t think the story would have been as entertaining if the attraction between these two characters was written in a more tame manner.
As always the author swept me away to another place and time and made me feel as if I were there right along with Abby as she tried to save the bakery her father left her. I love the descriptions that she writes that can make me feel part of the story and I love the word choices she uses. Adding to the story is the wit and charm she gives to the characters. I would love to believe (so I will) that this is part of the author’s personality that we readers are getting a glimpse of and I absolutely adore it!
I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy a good, fun romance story. There is plenty to laugh and smile about while reading this book. This book is definitely going on the keeper shelf and being filed under books with my favorite characters. I dare you not to fall in love with Abby and Zach! Happy reading!!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.
About the author:
After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master’s degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid- to late1800s.
A life-long bookworm, Karen is living her dream by writing novels. Her books have consistently hit bestseller lists and have garnered awards such as the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. In addition, she is a multiple RITA and National Reader’s Choice finalist. Karen is also a sought-after speaker for national writing conferences and regional workshops.