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This is not your typical arranged marriage story. Regina finds herself being forced to choose a husband from among three suitors that her grandfather has sent to her small town. If she does not choose a husband within three weeks, her grandfather will take guardianship of her nephew and send him to boarding school. Adam Barr is the man that Regina's grandfather has sent to oversee the marriage choice and he impatiently waits for Regina to decide.
I have to admit that the first half of the story moved a little slowly to me. It was enjoyable and interesting, and it is when the courting was going on between the suitors and Regina. I simply wondered if the story was going to pick up the pace. Once I made it a little over halfway through the book, Regina made her choice, and oh boy! The pace really picked up and this became a book that I had trouble putting down. In fact, I stayed up late into the night to finish it! Secrets were revealed and a whole lot of tension erupted! I definitely recommend this story to readers of Christian romance. This book is the beginning of the series and I look forward to reading the other books.
Posted June 23, 2013
Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite
This is a fun read. Author Winnie Griggs presents to the reader a wonderful, spunky young woman named Regina Nash and a defamed attorney named Adam Barr. At the request of Regina's grandfather, Adam has brought three potential suitors from Philadelphia to the small town in Texas where Regina lives. There are further instructions from the grandfather that Regina must choose one of the three men to be her husband. Should she fail to comply with the grandfather's wishes, she will lose the custody of her deceased sister's son, a boy she wishes to adopt. The three suitors are diverse in their backgrounds and in their personal demeanor. There is a widower, a Brit and a young man, all ready and willing to attempt to woo Regina in order to win a place in the community. But Regina has plans of her own. She studies the contract she is obligated to sign and then pursues a loophole which will get her to a place in which she seemingly has more control. Being the feisty, unorthodox woman that she is, Regina "Reggie" wants no husband and she wants no one in control of her life.
I really liked the characters in this book. Griggs develops them so well that the reader can identify with at least one of the suitors and perhaps cheer the man on to the ultimate victory of conquering Reggie's tenacious character. Although the ending is a bit predictable, I found the story to be thoroughly enjoyable.
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Posted September 7, 2012
Handpicked Husband by Winnie Griggs
I was a smiling as I read it. This is a clean fun novel. I look forward to reading the rest of the characters stories in the Texas Grooms. setting is Texas 1894
Regina Nash has been the only mother her 6 year old nephew Jack knows. Now Jack's father is deceased and she wrote to her grandfather the Judge about adopting Jack.
Judge Madison has a plan that he thinks will work out for the good of Jack. He is sending three men to her and she has three weeks to decide and marry one of them. A lawyer friend of his Adam Barr to see to protecting her and make sure the contract is fullfilled. If not he will bring Jack back to his Judge and be in a boarding school.
Adam Barr has just got out of prison for stealing a clinet's money. He was innocent and soon as this deal is done he can go back and prove his innocense.
Regina is a photographer and drives a gypsy wagon with all her equipment. She takes people and plants photographs. She does not want to get married and have her freedom taken away from her.
Chance is the youngest suiter of the three he will get the saloon thats closed and money to fix it up and stock it.
Everett is British and for him his reward will be to own his own newspaper press.
Mitchell Parker will be given a house and a job as a teacher.
They all have to be willing to court her and the one she chooses will marry her and if he does not than all three of them will go home with empty hands.
Regina plans to make sure that the one she picks will refuse her offer. She is determined not to marry but does not want to give up Jack.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
09/03/2012 PUB Harlequin imprint Love Inspired Historical
Posted September 4, 2012
Choosing between two heroes is a common theme in romance. But having to choose between three when the heroine's heart belongs to no one? In Handpicked Husband, the first book in the Texas Grooms series, Griggs ingeniously introduces the reader to many intriguing men who are heroes in the making. Who will the heroine, Regina Nash, choose or will she succeed in getting out of a forced marriage? And what about the fourth man, Adam Barr, who is there to see the marriage happens and just happens to capture her heart? Unexpected twists make this romance a true page-turner from beginning to end. Handpicked Husband is a lesson in how an author can ramp up the reader's anticipation for a new series while keeping a solid focus on the growing romance between a smart,intriguing heroine and a dashing hero who is torn between his feelings and his responsibilities. Can't wait for the next in the series.
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Posted August 31, 2012
Handpicked Husband by Winnie Griggs Texas Grooms Book 1 Adam Barr wants to find who set him up and clear his name. He had been an up and coming lawyer and ended up falsely accused and spent the past six years in prison, losing everything. The one person who stood by him the whole time was Judge Madison. So when the Judge asked Adam to take three men from Philadelphia to Turnabout, Texas so his granddaughter could choose one to marry….he did. Of course nothing in his life was ever easy and this hoyden surely wouldn’t make it any easier. Regina “Reggie” Nash was happy. At twenty-three years of age she had decided to be a spinster aunt to young Jack. She has been taking care of him since Patricia, her step-sister passed away. Since the passing of her brother-in-law four months ago...Reggie has taken of full responsibility for the six year old. Telling her grandfather that she wanted to adopt Jack seemed like a non-issue until he sent the handsome Adam to Texas with an ultimatum. Marry one of the three men Adam had with him or lose Jack. I enjoy all of this author’s books, this one included. It made me laugh and even brought a few tears. She brings her characters to life. Three men who really don’t want to get married but have been offered a deal too good to refuse. A young woman who has her own secrets and reasons not to marry. And a man carrying a chip on his shoulder with revenge on his mind. Some of the towns people come to life as well. The gossip and snooty woman who thinks no man can refuse her. Looking forward to the rest of this historical series. **Received through NetGalley for reviewWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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