Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Married by Christmas by Karen Kirst (Smoky Mountain Matches)

An inconvenient wedding

Wherever Caleb O'Malley goes, trouble follows, and trouble is the last thing Rebecca Thurston needs. But when Caleb appears—gravely wounded—at Rebecca's Smoky Mountain cabin, she can't turn him away. His life depends on her kindness, but she never anticipated it would lead to an unwanted proposal.

Caleb never forgave himself for the accident that ended Rebecca's engagement and destroyed her life. He doesn't want to hurt her again. But after a week recuperating at her cabin, there is only one way for Caleb to protect both their reputations from scandal. Neither of them wants to tie the knot, but as Rebecca and Caleb spend time together, will they find there's more to their marriage than convenience?

Smoky Mountain Matches: Dreams of home and family come true in the Smoky Mountains
File Size: 435 KB
Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired Historicals (October 1, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

My review: Married by Christmas by Karen Kirst (Smoky Mountain Matches)

3 stars

Married by Christmas is a nice story. I have not read other books in this series so have not connected to a lot of the characters. It has drama, action, faith and prayer.

I like Caleb, Rebecca that they are willing to sacrifice to protect Amy, and save each other. Rebecca is so angry with Caleb for something that happened a year ago. She finds him wounded by a gunshot and drags him into the house.
Caleb is close to dying but Rebecca fights to save him.

Because Rebecca had Caleb at her cabin with just her and her sister people think she should marry him. For most of the time Caleb was out of it with high fever. Rebecca refuses to marry him but then her sister suffers for it. So they agree to marry in name only.

The setting for this story is Gatlinbury, Tennessee December 1881

Rebecca and Caleb have to deal with forgiveness of each other and themselves. Plus Caleb witnesses a murder and was shot trying to save the marshal. The outlaws are on the lookout for him, while the law is looking for the outlaws.

I love the simple Celebration of Christmas. Homemade gifts or items that are really needed or wanted. The focus on the Savior's birth.

If you have read other Smokey Mountain Matches you will probably see a lot of old friends.

I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give a honest review of Married by Christmas. Received ebook from Net Galley and Harlequin.

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