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Around the turn of the century matches were made for all sorts of reasons whether to keep a family together or simply to make ends meet But love has a way of turning up in the most unexpected places With four historical romance stories in one this fun anthology will sweep you from the dance floors of aristocracy to the hearths of country living leading to love through the most unusual circumstancesAshbrook Abbey by Heather ChapmanThough decidedly against marriage when Ambrose Notley discovers it may win him his uncle's good opinion and his inheritance he marries the orphaned Kate Mowbray But will Kate be able to break down the walls that Ambrose has built around himself?First Comes Marriage by Paula KremserWhen Letty's sister and husband unexpectedly die a greedy uncle threatens to steal custody of the children and their money David Letty's brother in law marries Letty in the hopes of retaining custody of their niece and nephew But will this love for show become something deeper?The Price of Her Heart by Mandi EllsworthWhen Faith McKinney witnesses a crime she shouldn't have seen she's forced into hiding to protect her own lifeAs part of this her uncle arranges her marriage to small town sheriff Geoffrey But when the men searching for her find Geoffrey as well will he be able to protect her?Beauty and the Beholder by Ashtyn NewboldWhen a marriage arranged by chance brings Fanny and Percy together they uickly learn that clashing personalities and battles of wit are not a recipe for a happy match How could a marriage between uick enemies ever result in something such as love? But fate has a way of bringing even the most unlikely hearts together

10 thoughts on “Unexpected Love

  1. says:

    What a sweet collection of novellas I love the marriage of convenience theme since it shows how two people can grow together in an often difficult and unusual situation I enjoyed each story eually I wasn't able to pick a favorite but that's a good thing ; The individuals in the stories were well fleshed out and had depth and a uniue voice I liked seeing the variety of writing styles from the authors and the settings were interesting as well two were set in England one was a western and one was in New York The romances are clean and heartfelt with emotion and hope in the midst of the characters' desperation I love stories like these that offer a sweet journey to happily ever afterI received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own

  2. says:

    A marriage of convenience is always an intriguing premise and this compilation shows several reasons why those might have occurred I've always wondered if I could've entered into one myself Each of these stories has a different voice as they are written by different authors and it's hard for me to choose a favorite because they are so uniue and so much funThe reader is treated to a variety of reasons for such a marriage ranging from gaining an inheritance to gaining custody of relatives to being protected to joining as enemies I always think of marriages of convenience to be made as a very last desperate resort and while that may be the case things have a way of working out in interesting ways Each of these stories is sweet and feels complete although they are short I really enjoyed each premise and setting England out West and New York and the characters are really easy to like as they all inspired me to cheer them on It's fun how some are snappy some are gentle and some are jumpy at the thought of marriage yet still go through with it I love how each of them found love and the process of how that finally comes about is so enjoyable This is a great collection of sweet historical stories Content mild romance kissingI received a copy through the publisher which did not affect my opinions in any way

  3. says:

    I first wondered if I made the right choice to review the book You know if you've read one marriage of convenience you've read them all I was totally wrong These stories have very different circumstances but all with the same ending finding real loveEach of the stories were so cute I kind of enjoyed how each woman had totally different personalities that made the book so much better Some difference in the time period as well I highly recommend this book to read anytime read one story between books and then pick up the next or just hunker down and feel love growing 4 times all at once It leaves you relaxed and with a sigh I am kind of partial to the spit fire woman That one was so funny If you read it you will know exactly who I am referring too The last one left me a little tearful as it brought together a blind man and a woman who was burned I will be reading this book again and again

  4. says:

    Desperate circumstances sometimes call for desperate measureslike a marriage of convenience I admit that I love stories where two unlikely people come together and find happiness In this case there are eight because the book contains four stories Usually short stories are not my preferred reading material because I like a story with character development and I become invested in the characters I have recently read several anthologies and when they are well written they are a lot of fun This anthology falls into the well written category I also loved the uniue voice of the writers While all of the books share a theme they are very different I highly recommend all four of the storiesSource I received a digital copy of the book from the publisher

  5. says:

    All of the stories were sweet in their own way A perfect way to wind down at the end of the day without having to stay up way past bedtime Plus I will read anything Paula Kremser writes I love all of her work I read it for her novella and the others were fun bonuses Thanks ladies

  6. says:

    I love reading marriage of convenience stories In this book you get four stories by four different authors The stories are novella in length which is just perfect when you are looking for a uick fix Which I didn't do I read one right after the other sort of like a binge and felt oh so satisfied after Each of these stories are well done and I loved them all While they are all marriage of convenience stories each felt different and uniue The settings were varied and ranged from England to New York City and the western frontier The characters were fantastic I had no problem settling in with each one and letting the movies play out in my head Sometimes marriage of convenience stories can feel rushed especially in a novella but I didn't feel way that with any of these This was such a fun book and I'm so glad I had the chance to read and review itThe book includes the following storiesAshbrook Abbey by Heather ChapmanFirst Comes Marriage by Paula KremserThe Price of Her Heart by Mandi EllsworthBeauty and the Beholder by Ashtyn NewboldContent kissing I received a copy of this book from the publisher A positive review was not reuired and all opinions expressed are my own

  7. says:

    Authors Heather Chapman Mandi Ellsworth Paula Kremsler and Ashtyn Newbold have come together and create a delightfully fun and sweet romantic novella collection in their book Unexpected Love A Marriage of Convenience Anthology I love how each author has her own voice and has written an engaging pleasant and charmingly romantic read Each story as mentioned in the title is a marriage of convenience and will leave readers with a happy warm and fuzzy feeling at the end In each story readers will enter a magical world of historical romanceGenre historical romance marriage anthologies novellaPublisher Cedar FortPublication date March 1 2017Number of pages 256Content Rating PGBook Rating 5 starsA review copy of this book was provided by Cedar Fort A review was not reuired and all views and opinions expressed are my own

  8. says:

    This book is amazing Each story is the best ever These authors are so beautiful and sweet and funny and delightful and great and too much?

  9. says:

    This is a really fun collection I loved the way each of the four stories focuses on a match that was made accidentally but each of the couples involved eventually fall in love I'm going to break them down individually because the description of the book doesn't talk about each one individuallyFirst Up is Ashbrook Abby by Heather Chapman This one is about Kate she's an orphan living with her guardian Mr Notley Kate's parents died suddenly in a storm and she's been living without them for the last year She'd also love to live in her cottage that she'd lived in with her parents but she can't do that until she's married Mr Notley has a couple of nephews that he's trying to decide between to leave his own estate to He asks them to come for a visit and that's when he tells Ambrose that there's no way he'll ever be considered to inherit Ashbrook Abby unless he marries Ambrose uickly decides that his best chance to get Ashbrook Abby is to marry Kate it will solve both of their problemsI really enjoyed reading this story I loved watching the changes in Ambrose in this one He goes from being waited on by others to living in Kate's cottage and having to do things for himself I really loved the ending and the choice that Ambrose makes in the end So cuteNext is First Comes Marriage by Paula Kremser In this one we meet Letty she's been caring for her niece and nephew Mae and George since her sister and brother in law died She's kind of afraid because her brother in law's uncle has now had himself decreed by the court as their guardian and she doesn't feel that he would be the best option Enter her brother in law's brother Daniel He got to Letty as uickly as he could from India he also would like to care for the children and he knows that there is no way his uncle and aunt should have them When he discovers that the likely reason his uncle and aunt would win in a court hearing is that they are married and both Letty and Daniel are single there's only one thing to do Get marriedI liked this one too I liked both Letty and John and the way they both were willing to sacrifice their futures and pretty much everything else for their niece and nephew I liked the way they both cared for each other but were not willing to say anything to the other because of fear Then there's The Price of Her Heart by Mandi Ellsworth This one's set in Price Utah in the 1890's Faye accidentally saw something she shouldn't have and now she has criminals on her tail Her family sends her away to Utah for her protection and they marry her off to a lawman Geoffrey has been hoping to be a Texas Ranger but he's deputy in Price with seemingly no chance to achieve his dream Until Faye's uncle a Texas Ranger asks Geoffrey to marry his niece and protect her This one was so much fun I loved Faye I loved her spunk Even though she has these terrible criminals after her she wants to get married and when she falls in love with her husband she wants him to care for her too I loved the way she was trying to get him to hold her by withholding his pillows these parts were so funny Especially how Geoffrey was so clueless I loved the ending of this one so sweetAnd last but not least is Beauty and the Beholder by Ashtyn Newbold Blind man Percy Wellington is tricked into getting married by his cousin to Fanny Clarke He's told how uiet and shy Fanny is and that she'd be happy to care for the blind man who has been left by all of his servants for his unkindness Little does he know Fanny is uite the oppositeIf I had to pick a favorite out of the four stories it might be this one I loved the way that Percy was so hardened in the beginning but under Fanny's influence he begins to change to a kinder version of himself I loved that this one included a bit of a mystery in it that I didn't even see coming And Fanny is such a fun characterThis whole book is so cute I loved the whole thing

  10. says:

    Honestly sometimes I'm just in the mood for a really good short story When I'm not in the mood to read gasp novellas will normally break me out of my funk Sometimes I just need instant gratification Granted they still have to be well written and they have to feel like the whole story I don't want to feel jipped when I read I'm happy to report that the novellas in Unexpected Love are complete novellas and well writtenI had my favorites out of them Beauty and the Beholder was up there and The Price of Her Heart and First Comes Marriage were fun too I did struggle a little with Ashbrook Abbey I had a hard time liking Ambrose He ended up a good character but it took me a while to warm up to him and lets be honestthere isn't a lot of time in a novella to warm up to characters Out of all of them I think I'd like to see The Price of Her Heart as a full length novel I liked it and it was fun but I think it had potential to be drawn out and explored a bit I've already reread some of them and will most likely pick this book up again and again when I need my instant gratification fix I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review