Ready for a little early holiday spirit? How about a sweet romance? Find both in this new release…
About A Convenient Christmas WeddingTitle: A Convenient Christmas Wedding
Series: Frontier Bachelors #5
Author: Regina Scott
Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication date: November 8th 2016
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance
Length: 288 Pages
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
The Marriage Agreement
Proposing a marriage of convenience to a rugged logger is the boldest move of Nora Underhill's sheltered life. In return for Simon Wallin's protection from her overbearing family, the unassuming seamstress offers prime frontier farmland. But their paper marriage changes when Nora's greedy brother tries to draw her back into a life of drudgery. Her only option: move to Simon's farm, and into the center of his loving, unruly family.
Years of shouldering responsibility have left Simon cynical and reserved. But little by little, Nora's warmth opens his shuttered heart to joy. With their marriage claim under threat, can this practical arrangement blossom over the holidays…and become a love for all seasons?
Highlights from the tour
Launch – Tour Welcome: My latest release, A Convenient Christmas Wedding, is about sharing Christmas with family and friends as well. I hope you’ll enjoy it and share it with those you love.
Backing Books – Review : “This story really pushed hard on the theme of just what a marriage should look like, with both partners helping and respecting each other while still encouraging the other to grow.”
I Am A Reader – Guest Post:Brides for the Frontier:
Yes, I know, my series is called Frontier Bachelors, but the whole idea started with brides, and a story I heard when I was a girl. You see, the Civil War left thousands of East Coast women without fathers, husbands, and sweethearts, while in pioneer Seattle, loggers, miners, and farmers were pining away for wives. An enterprising young fellow named Asa Mercer decided to unite the two factions. He made two trips, the first time bringing a dozen women to Seattle, the second time bringing around sixty. Nearly all of those women married and became the founding mothers of the Territory.
Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review: “I love Christmas stories like this. This is a sweet and clean book that will make you smile as you read. It’s fast-paced and an easy read. Even if you haven’t read the other books in the series, you’ll be able to keep up just fine. I definitely recommend you read A Convenient Christmas Wedding this Christmas season.”
Getting Your Read On – Review: “This was such a sweet, gentle romance novel. It was filled with charming characters and scenes that warmed my heart. This is the fifth novel in this series but it can easily stand alone.”
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review: “This was such a twist of the normal arrangements for that time period. . . . It was refreshingly clean. There was slight humor and the various characters created were so real and interesting. The scenes described were easily visualized.”
Falling Leaves – Excerpt: “Mr. Wallin,” she said, the sound of her thundering heart nearly eclipsing her voice in her ears. “I’m Nora Underhill, and I have a proposal for you.”
He frowned. His brows were a shade darker than his short, light-brown hair. They made a firm slash across his tanned skin. Those green eyes were like chips of jade as he gazed down at her. “A proposal?”
“Yes,” she said, amazed at her own audacity. “An actual proposal. Simon Wallin, I want you to marry me.”
i blog 4 books – Review: “This is a perfect book for readers who enjoy frontier settings, marriage of convenience stories, feisty women, and sweet romance. Highly recommend!”
Mel’s Shelves – Review:”I enjoy a good marriage of convenience story and this one fits the bill! It’s a heartwarming story that is a perfect read for this time of year!”
Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review: “Watching sweet, hard-working, gentle characters make their ways in life, find satisfaction and happiness, and even love, is so heartening. This book is like drinking a mug of thick, chocolatey hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day–it’ll warm your insides, melt your heart, and leave you with a contented feeling.”
Reading Is My SuperPower – Review: “Fans of marriage-of-convenience stories will find much to love about A Convenient Christmas Wedding. (Plus – isn’t that cover so pretty?!?) Nora is easy to love, and Simon is one of those deliciously brooding-but-good-hearted heroes we all adore. . . . Regina Scott sweeps you away to the Pacific Northwest frontier and gives you a front row seat to a sweet and Christmasy story to cozy up with on a cold winter’s night.”
Wishful Endings– Review:”A story with some charming humor, inspiring moments, and lovely romance that is sure to delight inspirational romance readers.”
Bookworm Lisa – Review:”This is a feel good book that is perfect for the holidays. . . . While this book starts out as a marriage of convenience, it doesn’t take long for the reader to see that they are perfect for each other and it needs to become a romantic relationship. I loved how they seem to find mishap after mishap that throws them into situations where they learn to trust each other and develop affection.”
Bookworm Nation – Guest Post: Five Reasons to Agree to a Marriage of Convenience:
I wrote more than a dozen Regency romances before I ever wrote my first marriage of convenience story. Since joining the Love Inspired Historical family, however, I find myself embracing the idea. A marriage of convenience is when two people agree to marry with no commitment of love. What makes a good marriage of convenience story is when love starts to grow, despite circumstances and protests from the bride and groom’s hearts.
Heidi Reads… – Review:”I adore a well-written marriage of convenience story, and this one did not disappoint! . . . A sweet holiday romance that’s perfect for the season! I’ve read one of the other books in the series and loved it as well, I’m looking forward to reading the rest!”
The Power of Words – Review:”A Convenient Christmas Wedding is one of my favorite stories in the series, and I just can’t get enough of the Wallin family. Within the Love Inspired line, 5 stars. Highly recommend.”
Singing Librarian Books – Review:”Regina Scott has written a cute and sweet holiday romance in her fifth book in the Frontier Bachelors Series, A Convenient Christmas Wedding. . . . I would recommend this novel to readers that have enjoyed Scott’s previous work, as well as those that want a little historical holiday romance.”
Christian Chick’s Thoughts – Review:”I really enjoyed reading Nora and Simon’s story. It reminded me a bit of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers—no, the plot isn’t too similar, but the setting is. And I could easily see the Wallin boys fitting in with Seven Brides’Pontipee brothers. . . . I really enjoyed A Convenient Christmas Wedding—it’s the perfect book for a winter night.”
Tell Tale Book Reviews – Guest Post: How to Have a Pioneer Christmas:
For one thing, Christmas celebrations didn’t start until very close to the actual day. Oh, there might be some scurrying around making presents—a hand-knit scarf for Uncle Joe, a new bonnet for the baby—and the goose would have to be plucked days before it went into the oven, but often even the decorating didn’t happen until Christmas Eve.
Don’t forget to enter the fabulous giveaway below…
Other Books in the Series
What was his brother’s widow–his first love–doing on a ship full of prospective brides headed out West? Clay Howard had been tasked with escorting the Boston belle home, but he didn’t anticipate Allegra being so strong-willed–or that he’d wind up traveling with her just to keep her from leaving without him!
Allegra Banks Howard isn’t going to let Clay interfere with her plans for a new life with her daughter on the frontier. True, Allegra needs his wilderness savvy, but if Clay thinks he can rekindle what they once shared, he had better think again. Because risking her heart for a second chance at being his bride isn’t something she’ll undertake lightly…
Frontier Bachelors: Bold, rugged–and bound to be grooms
The Kidnapped Bride
Drew Wallin’s youngest brother is determined to see him married—so he kidnaps Drew a prospective bride. Not only is Catherine Stanway beautiful, but she’s a nurse who can help their ailing mother. Drew doesn’t have time for distractions—he’s too busy watching over his fatherless siblings. Yet he’s drawn to this woman who carries loss and pain equal to his own.
Catherine has traveled West to use her nursing skills to save lives, not to find a husband. She knows if she gives in to Drew’s matchmaking family, she’ll be risking her already bruised heart. But maybe it’s time she takes the ultimate risk to win the groom she didn’t know she wanted!
Frontier Bachelors: Bold, rugged—and bound to be grooms
School Bells and Wedding Bells
James Wallin’s family is depending on him to find a schoolteacher for their frontier town. Alexandrina Fosgrave seems to be exactly what he needs to help fulfill his father’s dream of building a new community. If only James could convince her to accept the position.
Alexandrina has traveled west to seek a fresh start, not to find a groom. But after she’s stranded in the wilderness with James, he offers her his hand in marriage to protect her reputation. Both are afraid to fall in love, but maybe an engagement of convenience could make them reconsider…
Frontier Bachelors: Bold, rugged—and bound to be grooms.
Maddie O’Rourke’s orphaned half brother and half sister have arrived safely in Seattle—with a man they hope she’ll wed! Though Michael Haggerty’s not the escort she planned for, Maddie allows him to work off his passage by assisting in her bakery…and helping care for her siblings. But she’ll never risk her newfound independence by marrying the strapping Irishman—or anyone else.
In New York, Michael ran afoul of a notorious gang. Traveling west was a necessity, not a choice. The longshoreman grew fond of his young charges, and now he’s quickly becoming partial to their beautiful sister, too. So when danger follows him, threatening Maddie and the children, he’ll do anything to protect them—and the future he hopes to build.
Frontier Bachelors: Bold, rugged–and bound to be grooms
– 1 winner will receive: Signed copies of Would-Be Wilderness Wife (which introduced Simon Wallin, the hero of A Convenient Christmas Wedding) and Instant Frontier Family (which introduced Nora Underhill, the heroine of A Convenient Christmas Wedding), and a set of pioneer Christmas ornaments that say “Joy, Peace, Love.”
– US only
– Ends November 18th