He's at the right place at the right time to save a woman from falling to her death...but she hadn't planned to survive. Can he convince her life is worth living, with him?
Fergus Reagan's fascination with photography led him to a career of recording people's lives. While in Nebraska photographing homesteaders in front of their humble sod houses, he's at the right place at the right time to save a young woman.
Iris Kerns' suicide attempt was supposed to end her engagement to an abusive man, but her rescuer shows her life is worth living when Fergus takes her home to Clear Creek, Kansas, to help with his new photography studio.
But, the past catches up with Iris, drawing danger to her, Fergus, and his family.
The Grooms with Honor series showcases the six sons of Pastor and Kaitlyn Reagan. The family was first featured in the 1873 year-based Brides with Grit series. Besides the Reagan brothers, the series features other men in their community.
"Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, be faithful unto her as long as you both shall live?"
The young men have heard Pastor Reagan say these words to many couples over the years, and they vow to treat all women this way as they walk through life.
Fergus' Honor is a stand-alone sweet historical romance set in 1886, but you'll want to read the whole series to enjoy the stories of the Clear Creek, Kansas community.
Grooms with Honor Series:
1-Angus’ Trust (Angus and Daisy)
2-Fergus’ Honor (Fergus and Iris)
3-Gabe’s Pledge (Gabe and Iva Mae)
4-Mack’s Care (Mack and Pansy)
5-Cullen’s Love (Cullen and Rose)
6-Seth’s Promise (Seth and Lily)
7-Adolph's Choice (Adolph and Poppy)
8-Nolan's Vow (Nolan and Holly)
9-Elof's Mission (Elof and Linnea)
10-Jasper's Wish (Jasper and Julip)
11-Tully’s Faith (Tully and Violet)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Second chances to better life and love is brought to Iris with Fergus rescue and encouragement. So enjoyed these characters and coming to love this family of brothers. Settle into good book with setting and characters . Can't wait for the third book Ebook from author's copy . Opinions are entirely my own.
Once again Linda Hubalek crafted a clean sweet romance. Featuring the small town of 1886 Clear Creek, it's citizens, and the six Reagan brothers, as well as, Pastor and Mrs Reagan. Pastor Reagan and his wife are a force to be reckoned with; they are caretakers of the community and strongly committed to God. Hubalek takes the reader back to one of my favorite communities filled with good people possessing faith in God and care for each other. I love this town and it's citizens; Godly hard-working people always willing to lend a hand to help or a shoulder to cry on. Filling her town with a variety of characters, she portrays small town life skillfully. All small towns have the Godly and the not so Godly, as well as, the occasional villain passing through. We get to visit with the people from her earlier books in the series and it's wonderful to see them again. Chomping at the bit to read the next book in the series, I look forward to its publication. I wonder who will be the next Groom With Honor. Linda Hubalek plotting of this story will bring tears to your eyes as you see the old south from the perspective of Iris. A time in history no one's proud of, the Civil War has ended and the slaves free. Hubalek always gives the reader just enough history to set and compliment the premise of the story. Iris has secrets which will impact the Reagan family, herself, and Fergus. Hubalek crafted a dastardly villain for Fergus' Honor, as well as, portraying plantation life in all its glory; yes that's said with tongue in cheek. Iris must come to terms with her trust issues as she comes closer to Fergus. It's wonderful to see her mature and stand tall. Fergus, a kind compassionate man, is perfect for Iris' love interest; she needs gentle, kind, and understanding handling. His kind nature, Godly conduct, high values taught by his parents, and faith does not keep him from protecting what is his and standing up for what is right. Fergus' Honor is a standalone read in the Grooms With Honor series. as is each book. However, I would suggest reading the earlier books to further your enjoyment and immerse yourself in Hubalek's characters, Clear Creek, and life in a small Kansas town. I love books in which I see all the characters again and what's happened in their lives. The pacing of the story smooth and steady, well-developed characters, and a heart-gripping premise held me glued to Fergus' Honor. A wonderful addition to the Grooms With Honor, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend. This is a clean sweet romance which does not rely on fluff to fill the pages nor sex to sell the story-line. FERGUS' HONOR RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4 FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE: Additionally, I received this book from the author, choosing to voluntarily review the book/novel with honest romance book reviews. Furthermore, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book/novel review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book/novel reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. No one influenced my voluntary romance book reviews of Fergus' Honor.
YOU ARE FREE OF YOUR PAST I enjoyed the story of Fergus Reagan and Iris Kerns. The story will nicely tie into other books by Ms. Hubalek but will read as a standalone. Fergus Reagan is the son of Pastor Patrick and Kaitlyn Reagan. The Reagan books have always been taught to protect women and children, and on a fateful day, while in Nebraska set up to photograph a train crossing the railroad trestle over the river, he will see a person fall from the back of the train into the icy water below. Fergus will descend the bank into the muddy waters and rescue a woman. Getting her to shore, she is unconsceince, but alive. Now he must get her up to the wagon and get them both out of the cold weather and into dry clothing. The tale will take the reader on a journey of how cruel people can be, including the abuse and mistreatment of people, even after the civil war. Iris was born on a Kentucky plantation to the Master and one of the slaves. While she was educated and lived in the plantation house in servant quarters, she was never officially acknowledged as his daughter. The plot will have Iris jumping from a moving train, deciding death would be better than marriage to Milton Morris as part of the payment for a debt owed by her brother. He is an older man and abusive and has inflicted injury on her. Waking up in a warm wagon, wearing a man’s union suit comes as a shock. Has she jumped from the frying pan into the fire? Her savior, Fergus Reagan, is genuinely concerned and proves to be a gentleman, willing to hide and protect her. “I was raised to be a Good Samaritan, Iris. My only motive is to keep you safe, not to take advantage of you in any way.” The story will be about faith, family, trust, respect, new beginnings, accepting the past, and moving forward into the future. “Maybe her jumping off the train was a leap into a real future instead.” Fergus will prove he is a man of his word, by his action and deeds. “Time—and sleep—can heal many wounds.” He helps Iris see her worth as a person, a friend, and a valuable employee. But what happens when they start developing feelings for each other, she knows she is a mulatto. “I wouldn’t care if your skin were light purple and your hair bright blue.” No matter how many precautions they take, they know that Morris is still a threat and looking for her. But with the help of the Reagan and Clancy families, along with alerting the sheriff, they are actively prepared. Never underestimate a Mama when one her own is threatened, or one she has taken under her wing.