With this Ring? By Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Melissa Jagears
About the book from Bethany House
Sometimes Love is Found in the Most Unexpected Places!
Love isn’t always a fairy tale, and it doesn’t always go as planned. Sometimes the best stories, though, are the ones that are the most unexpected. Join Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears for novellas that celebrate the power of love to triumph . . . even when circumstances go awry!
The Husband Maneuver
When ranch foreman Daniel Barrett seems ready to leave her life forever, Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins on their relationship. But to have any hope of maneuvering him into a proposal, she has to act fast or risk losing him completely.
Her Dearly Unintended
Josiah Huckabee just wanted to make sure Katie Ellen Watson was safe, but when the only bridge to her farm is washed out, the two find themselves alone. Alone, that is, until a menacing stranger appears. Maybe by pretending to be newlyweds, they’ll save their reputations–but can pretending to be in love turn into the real thing?
Hired to help Carrie Halsey escape from a dangerous man intent on making her his wife, Big John Conroy never expected the job to interrupt his solitary Texas Ranger life. But now that he’s promised to keep Carrie safe, he discovers he may just want to make a few more promises.
Engaging the Competition
Harrison Gray and tomboy Charlotte Andrews have been rivals for years. With Charlotte intended for someone else, it seems they’ll never settle their differences until an accident changes things completely. When Charlotte breaks Harrison’s glasses–without which he’s nearly blind–she must help with his teaching position, and working together forces these former adversaries to reconsider everything.
With four great authors, how can you go wrong with a great novella collection like this? The answer? You can’t! With This Ring? Is a fun read about happily ever afters that don’t exactly fit the stereotype. I loved it and found myself laughing along with the stories. My favorite was Runaway Bride by Mary Connealy. Guaranteed to keep you smiling and page turning, this story told of a woman who fights to get away from an arranged marriage she doesn’t want only to find herself in the place of needing another marriage to save her from the first. Set in the wild, wild west, Carrie Halsey’s rescuer is a handsome rock of a man who steals her heart and changes her life forever.
With this Ring? Is worth every penny and every moment to read. Four great authors and four fabulously romantic stories. I received this book from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review which I’ve provided here.