A Sensible Match

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How do you thwart well meaning, but relentless, matchmaking parents without getting caught?

Abby's perfect solution was to try too hard to chase down and please her equally reluctant counterpart, the new vicar of Midland. Lord Edwin Chappell was certainly startled by her performance but too smart to be taken in by Abby's act. Just as she was showing him that she was anything but the perfect vicar's wife, he was trying to prove that her idea of ...

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Overview

How do you thwart well meaning, but relentless, matchmaking parents without getting caught?

Abby's perfect solution was to try too hard to chase down and please her equally reluctant counterpart, the new vicar of Midland. Lord Edwin Chappell was certainly startled by her performance but too smart to be taken in by Abby's act. Just as she was showing him that she was anything but the perfect vicar's wife, he was trying to prove that her idea of a vicar was quite as far fetched.

After a humorous battle of wits and wills between the young couple, tragic events lead the matchmaking parents to stand against the match just when Abby and Edwin are falling in love. Now, the couple must decide to obey the time-honored dictates of their respective families or follow the path they believe God has now chosen for them.

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LAS - Long and Short Romance Reviews
I really enjoyed reading A Sensible Match. When the story ended, I felt as if I knew all the characters, and I was sad to leave them behind. I highly recommend A Sensible Match to anyone who loves a sweet historical romance filled with interesting and very relatable characters.
TRS - The Romance Studio
Ms. Teryl Cartwright has written a great book which had many twists and turns. It was never boring and never lost my interest. This couple met so many obstacles it was constantly changing the dynamics of the story. Her main couple was so realistic and appealing that it was hard to put the book down.

The secondary characters definitely added interest to the book. The cousin of Edwin was an additional kink in the plot of the book. He added significant tension and suspense which kept the
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979332777
  • Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/30/2007
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

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    Reviewed by Joy H. for Readers Favorite Can a marriage work whe

    Reviewed by Joy H. for Readers Favorite

    Can a marriage work when two people are thrown together just because someone else thinks they would make a sensible match? Well, this is what happened to Abby and Edwin. Being shy around the opposite sex, Abby seemed quite content being a spinster. But Abby’s mother wasn’t satisfied, so she reminded Edwin’s mother of a promise made between them many years ago. Edwin will be serving as the vicar in Abby’s church, so why not throw the two young people together, because it will make a sensible match, will it not? Well, this was not what Edwin and Abby wanted! But the two agreed to meet, and they were both surprised because maybe this wasn’t so bad after all! The attraction between the two continued to grow, but then tragedy struck and they could only turn to the Lord for help in the difficult times facing both of them.

    Teryl Cartwright pens a wonderful and powerful love story that will grip your heart and hold it until way past the last pages of her book, “A Sensible Match.” Just when it seems that life is good for Abby and Edwin, Teryl throws in several twists and turns that will have you on your toes. You will find yourself rooting for the young couple as they face the challenges that come their way. I highly recommend this wonderfully written love story. You will fall in love with Abby and Edwin as they struggle to make life work for them. I encourage you to grab a copy for a really nice summer read. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Posted October 19, 2010

    Great Read

    Everyone believes that Abby and Edwin's marriage is sensible, everyone except Abby and Edwin.

    Abby lives in the shadow of her younger sister, Constance. Though both women are reasonably attractive, Abby is very shy and has never been very popular with the young men of her village. In contrast, Constance is flirtatious and the center of attention wherever she goes. Abby's mother decides that Abby will never find a husband on her own, so she arranges a match with Edwin, the son of an old friend. Abby is mortified at the thought of having an arranged marriage and decides she won't have to marry Edwin if he never proposes. She endeavors to drive Edwin away, but isn't entirely successful.

    Edwin, as the youngest son, won't inherit the family estate, but will serve as a vicar in a country church. Since he is to take over the church in Abby's village, his mother decides a marriage with Abby will be perfect. Like Abby, Edwin isn't thrilled with the prospect of an arranged marriage, but he agrees to at least meet Abby. When Abby and Edwin meet, neither are what the other expected. As they spend more time together, they find they have more in common then they first imagined. Just as they begin to fall in love, tragedy strikes both families in very different ways. Will Abby and Edwin trust in God's plan for them, or will they let pride tear them apart forever?

    Abby is a wonderful heroine. As the older daughter, Abby is torn between fulfilling her own wishes, living up to her parents' expectations, and discerning God's plan for her life. If that weren't enough, she also feels responsible for her younger sister and tries hard to set a good example. While Abby isn't facing a war or anything on such a large scale, her problems are very real. I feel that Abby's struggle to balance all the facets of her life and solve her everyday problems make her a very relatable character. Abby was also a very shy woman, but this should not be mistaken for weakness. Though Abby is awkward in social situations, she displays enormous amounts of courage and strength when the people she loves need her.

    Edwin is a very solid hero. Like Abby, he is loyal to his friends and family. Though his family decided that he was to become a vicar, he genuinely feels that he has a calling to serve God in that way. He isn't simply looking for a comfortable situation. His desire to do God's work is sincere. Though Edwin is eager to serve God, he isn't so eager to marry Abby as everyone seems to expect. Edwin had preconceived notions of what Abby would be like, but she is nothing like he imagined. Will Edwin get to know who Abby really is, or will he let his pride stop him from discovering the love Abby has to offer?

    I really enjoyed reading A Sensible Match. When the story ended, I felt as if I knew all the characters, and I was sad to leave them behind. I highly recommend A Sensible Match to anyone who loves a sweet historical romance filled with interesting and very relatable characters.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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