An Inconvenient Marriage

An Inconvenient Marriage

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by Ruth Ann Nordin
     
 

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In order to receive his inheritance, Jake Mitchell must marry. In order to save her family's farm, Sue Lewis must marry a rich man. So Jake comes up with a plan. Why not strike up a platonic business arrangement where they can marry each other for six months? And it all goes according to plan...until an army of men start to take an interest in Sue. Then Jake starts

Overview

In order to receive his inheritance, Jake Mitchell must marry. In order to save her family's farm, Sue Lewis must marry a rich man. So Jake comes up with a plan. Why not strike up a platonic business arrangement where they can marry each other for six months? And it all goes according to plan...until an army of men start to take an interest in Sue. Then Jake starts to reconsider the plan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000820223
Publisher:
Ruth Ann Nordin
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Series:
Virginia Historical Romances , #3
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
99,206
File size:
336 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I'm a stay-at-home mom of four school-aged boys and the proud wife of a veteran of the US Air Force. I live in a small Nebraska town where I am fortunate to spend my days creating new worlds with characters I fall in love with. I've written over forty romances and have plans to write many more in the years to come.

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An Inconvenient Marriage 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 399 reviews.
Trisha11PL More than 1 year ago
I'm a full time caretaker for an elderly family member, and I look forward to having something 'light' to read when I finally have time at the end of the day. This book may not have been entirely grammatically or historically correct, but that did not keep me from enjoying it. While it had a bit of a predictable plot (as many romance novels do), it still had enough twists and details to hold my attention. I thought it carried just enough humor, and 'current day references' to keep it fresh and not allow the reader to get bogged down in too much 'history'. This is what kept it 'light' for my purposes, and very enjoyable. It was well worth the .99 cents, and had more pages than other books I've paid $15 or more for. The characters of "Jake and Sue" (and I liked that Ruth Ann named her "Sue" vs "Susan", "Susannah" etc, that you might expect for that time period), stick with me even now, so that's an indicator of my enjoyment. My expectations initially may have been at a low-medium level, but it ended up exceeding my expectations. I would recommend it for anyone looking for an easy and inexpensive read!
MJEANS More than 1 year ago
This is one of those stories where the man has to marry in order to inherit but Ruth Ann Nordin is such a good author that the story is fresh and full of twists and turns. It's funny and keeps your attention the whole way through. I love her stories.
JWillow More than 1 year ago
Unlike a lot of other reviewers I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm not an expert on when things were or were not invented so I didn't care about "trash bags", "zippers" or whatever else other reviewers mentioned so that didn't phase me in any way. I did notice a couple of grammer errors, but I've heard that happens to ebooks a fair amount, no clue why though. The "different fonts" that some reviewers complained about were used when the main male character, Jake, was saying comments to himself. For instance, at one part of the story there was a dinner party of about 10 men and after one man left it stated "one down 9 to go" in a different font, meaning that's what Jake was thinking to himself. Personally, I caught on real quick and thought it was extremely funny. About the sex scene, I've read other Ruth Ann Nordin's books and the sex scenes in all the ones I've read (this was my 8th book by the author) are all the same. Believe you me, this was not in any way shape or form a porno book. I thoughly enjoyed this book and thought it was comical, especially when Jake finds out the truth about the men from the dinner party and when Jake was dealing with Sue's brothers. I would definitely recommend this book. I've got a few other Ruth Ann Nordin's books that I intend to read and she has become one of my fav authors.
mommayiam More than 1 year ago
Not sure what others are reffering to when they say things did match time periods, like zippers were newly invented and reading by bedside lamp. I thought this took place in 2010 as it states in thr very firt line of the book. It was a great read. Predictable at times but fun. There was one sex scence and it wasn,t even close to overdone. Next time skip it and use your imagination, if you have one. I am giving 4 stars because many words were clearly missing and men were refered to as she, confusing at times.
poohbearJS More than 1 year ago
I love her books. All of them have been good
Sumiko Stroud More than 1 year ago
Great story. I couldn't put it down. It was refreshing to read a romance novel where I could follow the development of the relationship instead of "meet, have lots of sex, the end".
Terry White More than 1 year ago
Romantic, heartwarming, and funny. I laughed so much reading this book.
G33462 More than 1 year ago
Romantic, funny-ish book. Very entertaining and long.
pagemage More than 1 year ago
This time the groom is marrying to claim his inheritance, but the bride stands to make a few bucks from the deal, too. She is not meek and will not suffer any foolishness, even to get the bucks. This is quite good and humorous.
Christina Bradley More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Nordin books and this one is my favorite. It had everthing romance, comedy etc..
EWOKWIL More than 1 year ago
It is as if it were written in the 21st Century! If not for the horse and buggies you would not believe it was not written in today's times! I so enjoyed this story! Surprises and a great ending! ENJOY! I did!
Vickie Beaver More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book,I really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somehow this author, writing about 1899, does not know how people lived then. Sending telegrams from one home to another in or near the same community? Reading in bed at night would not have been done. Using zippers on suitcases when zippers were newly invented or when they began using them in suitcases. And it drives me nuts!! And where are the editors???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super funny and cute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance, tears, laughter, christian beliefs, and mystery all the things that I want in a book.
relindat66 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book,nice escape book. I enjoy every book by this author actually. Some predictable parts but thats half the fun of romance.
lifelongreaderJE More than 1 year ago
Awful. requires heavy editing, not true to time period, contrived
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This book was entertaining and funny I highly recommend this book as a must readby this author...her other books were just as good but I found this one to havesome very entertainig parts
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SouzanneZ More than 1 year ago
Interesting and cute story. Had me annoyed with them one minute and laughing the next!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good, I couldn't put it down.I love to read books that have a little mystery to them along with the romance.Will be reading more of this Authors writings in the near future!
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